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    Not me...but a LOT of parallels with my story. I'm sure a number of others here will relate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Dying is about the scariest reality, for a Mountain Biker. In 2004 - we lost fellow biker, who happened to be a veteran 15-year rider, with tons of experience. A simple high-speed front wheel washout sent our friend into a dead Manzanita tree, and underlying bushes. A stray branch gored him through his neck, severing his jugular. Helplessly watch him bleed-out was a humbling experience....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Not me...but a LOT of parallels with my story. I'm sure a number of others here will relate.

    Yes, been there, done that. Except later in life. Heartbreaking for young kids like this. I do believe with the new imuneo therapy drugs they are on the verge of a cure.

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    Not me...but a LOT of parallels with my story. I'm sure a number of others here will relate.

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    To have lived without passion, adventure, and thrill, is to never lived at all!!! YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!

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    I'm coming up on the 2 year anniversary of my little mishap. I was riding on a single track that traversed a steep hillside. There was lots of debris on the trail. I got concerned and slowed down to be extra careful. Unfortunately, that robbed me of momentum and I went over. The bike and I parted company almost instantly. I slid downhill on my back. My backpack saved my back and my helmet saved my head. I kept expecting that bushes or a tree would stop me, but I found the only bare spot on the mountain to fall. Other riders worked their way down to me. One applied a tourniquet above my right knee as I had a huge gash on my leg. We debated whether I could make it to the trail and then to a nearby spot from which I could either walk out or otherwise. However because of the way I was on the hillside, I risked sliding much further. One of the riders had cell service and called for help. I was airlifted from where I lay to a trauma hospital.

    I got real lucky.

    I still ride, but not single track traversing steep hills. I seem to be as strong as before. My leg is still swollen.

    I was very lucky.

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    Near-Death Crash

    I Became suddenly unclipped, descending @18mph, down a narrow mountain ridge. My saddle was at full, fixed extension(no dropper yet). The loss of balance sent my high saddle straight into my abdomen, with the unclipped leg helplessly dangling behind. Now weaving like an out-of-control snake - I struggled to regain steering control, as I saw a 150 foot dropoff fast approaching. I had no choice but to lay my beloved carbon bike down, in the prone "Superman" position. My right hand struck a jagged rock outcropping at speed, fingers first, ripping my middle finger clean off the #2 knuckle socket, as I initiated an Akido-style barrel roll. Once I stood up - I noticed the middle right finger dangling off the skin. Without thinking twice - I played stat chiropractor and jammed the wayward digit back into it's socket before the onset of swelling would make it nearly impossible to fix later. My body had road rash like a huge rotary cheese grater made a pass at my shoulders, knees, elbows and ribs. I was off the bike for a full month, recovering.

    Next morning, the middle finger swelled to 4x it's normal size, looking like Jabba-the-Hut. After analyzing that crash over and over in my head - I realized a seat dropper would have greatly mitigated the circumstances. After trying nearly a dozen dropper posts, I got the KS LEV DX.The &quot;I almost died&quot; Thread-finger_jam.jpg
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    Riding a small mountain road 13 years ago. Sixteen year old new driver came around a blind corner on the wrong side of the road and hit me head on while I was on my road bicycle. Ouch! Major back surgery later and I'm back on the bike. No more riding on the road for me. I don't even own a road bike any longer.

    I was sitting in the ER with my family around me, bleeding all over the place with many doctors around me wondering if I'd walk again, just grateful I'm still alive.

    Close call. Reality set in when my three year old Son (we also had a six month old Son as well at the time) told me to be strong.

    Glad everyone on this thread are still alive and slaying some single track.

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    kinda counts, when I was about 6 I was bike riding with my dad on the side walk and I ended up hitting a sign and getting thrown into the road right when a car was coming by, they slammed their brakes and the tire stopped about a foot from my head.

    Think we all crapped ourselves lol

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    When I was eight or nine, I had a seizure while swimming in a local lake, luckily I was wearing a life jacket. All I remember is waking up in a neighbors boat, and then in an ambulance

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    9/11/2015 is my one year Mark post transplant! And on that day I can return to slaying single track!! On my new 2016 Specialized Fat Boy Trail!! Boo Yah!! Let's get some more brushes with death!!

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    I was wondering how you were doing, congrats on the one year mark. I'm 20 months post transplant and feel great, still have some gvhd problems like dry eyes, and occasional stomach problems but can't complain.

    You're gonna love the fatboy, I bought a Yampa and its all I ride anymore.

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    I'm doing ECP/pohotophresis for skin GVHD. I can't wait for the Fat Boy to land!! So looking forward to it!! Glad things are going ok with you too!!

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    At 16, I heard doctors tell me "you're never going to walk again", and then at 38, I heard "you shouldn't be alive right now".

    I walked into urgent care one Sat morning, and said I had a weird feeling in my chest.

    Turned out that I had "widowmaker" heart attack - four blockages in my arteries, two at 70% and two at 100% (which required stents). Doctors were amazed that I was alive, let alone came walking in as I did while it was happening.

    Genetic predisposition sucks.

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    Great to hear you're doing well, JohnnyB76!

    You, too, joeduda.

    woodchips, that's really frightening. A friend of mine just recently had some heart trouble. She was having some scar tissue buildup on some stents that were placed years ago, but she was starting to have some of the early "heart attack" symptoms - thankfully, that's not what she actually had. She was terrified that her cardiac health was regressing after her huge gains in losing weight and building fitness through running and biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Great to hear you're doing well, JohnnyB76!

    You, too, joeduda.

    woodchips, that's really frightening. A friend of mine just recently had some heart trouble. She was having some scar tissue buildup on some stents that were placed years ago, but she was starting to have some of the early "heart attack" symptoms - thankfully, that's not what she actually had. She was terrified that her cardiac health was regressing after her huge gains in losing weight and building fitness through running and biking.
    So, she's doing fine now, right?

    I get regular checkups, and things have been great for 10yrs, but stent issues happen. Maybe I will be fortunate, and not experience any issues.

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    Yikes Woodchips! That would make me crap my pants! Last thing i need now is a problem with my ticker! And thanks guys im so stoked to be able to get the Fat Boy Trail And get back on single track!! I'm doing awesome, not 100% but a hell of a lot better than right after transplant! Still sure im gonna need an o2 mask for hills but we'll cross that gap when we need too.

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    I think you will be pleasantly surprised how well you will do when you get back out there. I know I was. I lost so much damn weight that the hills were a whole lot easier. Let us know how it goes.

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    Joe I'm 50lbs lighter but I permanently lost 40% of my lungs capacity from radiation Pneumonitis. My o2 saturation takes a massive hit when I'm really pushing it. I have been riding on paved rail trail. 7+ miles each time! But no crazy hills.

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    Damn it man, sorry to hear that, I didn't have to go through the radiation, just very aggressive chemo. But any riding is better than none for sure, every ones a bonus!! And that fatboy is just gonna make each one even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchips View Post
    So, she's doing fine now, right?

    I get regular checkups, and things have been great for 10yrs, but stent issues happen. Maybe I will be fortunate, and not experience any issues.
    She's okay. Her fitness took a hit while she recovers from her recent procedure though. Mostly scared and fighting some heavy discouragement.

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    Joe trust me I ride like a lunatic! Harold I'll send some Positive Karma to your friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    She's okay. Her fitness took a hit while she recovers from her recent procedure though. Mostly scared and fighting some heavy discouragement.
    Glad she seems to be doing fine, physically... but I will throw some good mental vibes her way! I know if I think too much, I can scare the crap out of myself...

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    Nice 1 Curveball! I think we have all experienced that one😉

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    Hello!

    I'm so glad I found this thread!!! I will try to keep this short.

    First of all, you guys are such an inspiration to me. I really loved hearing your stories.

    In 2008 I was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor which almost killed me because it was huge!!!

    Long story short they couldn't get it all because it was pushing up against a major sinus. If they cut it I would not be here. The first surgery was very risky.

    Even though these tumors are benign they like to grow. Since they couldn't get it all it started to grow. 3 years ago I had 2 more surgeries and radiation. I lost a lot of hair but now I have a collection of fabulous wigs...ha ha!

    I recovered from the surgeries but sufferer bad PTSD which started soon after the first surgery. I was prescribed Ativan which I became dependent on, developed a tolerance too and I'm sickly all the time.

    I took Ativan all these years not knowing it was addictive. Stupid doctors never told me. I'm tapering off now and I crossed over to Valium because it is longer acting but, I feel sooo sick, anxious and tired all the time it's even hard to work.

    These medications you have to taper very slow and it takes forever.

    I'm at the 3 year mark since my radiation. I have MRI's every 6 monthes and can go a year at the 5 year mark.

    I have one coming up in a week or two. Yuck!!!

    So that's my little story. It's better to share with other riders who seek support in this positive way. I was on a Benzodiazipine withdrawal thread not to long ago.

    I don't mean to judge but, many seemed to only focus on the negative aspects of their lives and I was going to that place too.

    When I can ride my road or mountain bike for a hour once in a while, it gives me hope and makes me happy. I started road riding back in the 80's so I have a long love affair with this sport.

    So now even if I can't ride I can come here.

    Thanks for listening

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    One more thing...JohnnyB and joeduda, I too am glad to hear you're both doing good. What I'm going through can't compare to you guys and many here. Lot's of stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    What I'm going through can't compare to you guys and many here. Lot's of stories.
    Don't diminish your own circumstances by getting caught comparing yourself to others.

    Everybody in this thread has been through something that's been extremely difficult and challenging. There are many similarities, but also a lot of differences.

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    Thank you Harold .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Thank you Harold .
    I agree with Harold! By no means is yours any less significant!! Keep your head up and the rubber side down! ✌❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    I agree with Harold! By no means is yours any less significant!! Keep your head up and the rubber side down! ✌❤

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    You guys are are so sweet!!! You made my day ❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    One more thing...JohnnyB and joeduda, I too am glad to hear you're both doing good. What I'm going through can't compare to you guys and many here. Lot's of stories.
    thanks Fuzzle, and yes on what Harold and JohnnyB said. We all have our struggles, and oddly enough, if given the chance to go back and have taken mine away I wouldn't do it. Even if it does end up killing me.

    I was also taking the Ativan during my treatments but it was for stomach problems, and they also did not tell me it was addictive. Wishing you well, and to keep that tumor under control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    You guys are are so sweet!!! You made my day ❤
    Your name made my day!

    Props to all in this common thread we share - keep kicking ass and taking names, we're not dead yet!

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    I agree it's nice to have this thread.

    Your right woodchips. We aren't dead yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeduda View Post
    thanks Fuzzle, and yes on what Harold and JohnnyB said. We all have our struggles, and oddly enough, if given the chance to go back and have taken mine away I wouldn't do it. Even if it does end up killing me.

    I was also taking the Ativan during my treatments but it was for stomach problems, and they also did not tell me it was addictive. Wishing you well, and to keep that tumor under control.
    I like how you think. Acceptance and realizing everything happens for a reason is key. Now that I'm trying to get back on the bike I will get to the place you guys are. Looking ahead down the trail instead I living in my head...

    I agree about the medical challenges. It's made me a better person in many ways.

    The Ativan is another story .

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    My wife had a tumor on her leg. They told her the smart thing to do would be to cut her leg off but she is going to die anyway so why bother. I think that was six years ago. I don't think in 25 years of being married that I have ever met anyone who didn't like her. We're all glad she is still here.
    How am I supposed to pick a line through this.

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    misterbill , I thought I replied to your post last night but, I still get confused sometimes. I wanted to tell you that your wife is one tough lady. Sounds to me like two will grow very old together .

    I hope I didn't post twice. That would be embarrassing .

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    Thank you. They decided to give her high dose radiation instead of removing her leg-wanted to make sure I made that clear. I do not communicate very well.
    How am I supposed to pick a line through this.

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    Misterbill, I had Radiation to my neck. Totally nucked my throat, made swallowing anything, problematic. 😉 Glad it has kept her around! ✌❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    Misterbill, I had Radiation to my neck. Totally nucked my throat, made swallowing anything, problematic.  Glad it has kept her around! ✌❤

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    I'm kicking ass and taking names! In August the wife let me get a Specialized Fat Boy Trail for our 10th wedding anniversary present! I went back to work full time on September 11th and my one year PET/CT was clean as a whistle! And I got the green light for riding on glorious single track!

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    That is great news man, glad to hear it!! I bought a Yampa and it is all I ride now, hooked on the fat bike and looking forward some snow riding coming up.

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    Good looking fat boy, here's mine.

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    Yay! Nice bikes guys. I'm so happy for you JonnyB. You too Joe.

    Still struggling with the withdrawal symptoms so I don't ride MTB much.

    I bummed that I have to go for brain MRI's every 6 months for 3 more years when I thought I was at the 1 year mark.

    Good news is I'm looking for a new ride for next year. Life is still good
    and planning for more

    Happy Trails.

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    Kick Ass!! Nothing better than a new ride! ✌❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Yay! Nice bikes guys. I'm so happy for you JonnyB. You too Joe.

    Still struggling with the withdrawal symptoms so I don't ride MTB much.

    I bummed that I have to go for brain MRI's every 6 months for 3 more years when I thought I was at the 1 year mark.

    Good news is I'm looking for a new ride for next year. Life is still good
    and planning for more

    Happy Trails.
    I can highly recommend a Borealis . You can make it through those MRI's no problem, more of an inconvenience than anything. I'm down to 3 month visits now to check the blood and finally got my port removed. Hope your symptoms subside quickly so you can get back on the dirt. Thanks to you and JonnyB, you have made my day, happy to see everyone doing well.

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    (((hugs)))!

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    Right back at ya!!!! ✌❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    Misterbill, I had Radiation to my neck. Totally nucked my throat, made swallowing anything, problematic.
    My wife and I have a running argument(sort of). She had at least 20 churches praying for her. I say it was the prayers and the radiation. She has nothing good to say about radiation. Think it messed up her heart, got really bad veins in her legs she needed surgery for(the radiation messed up the valves in the veins)and her leg was very very sore for probably four years. They removed 'most' of the tumor, they had to scrape it off of a nerve or something. I do not deny that she is a HUGE miracle, but she has nothing good to say about any kind of cancer treatments.
    How am I supposed to pick a line through this.

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    It's called collateral damage, if she hadn't had the treatment she more then likely would not be here, no matter how much prayer there was. I'm no fan of the 10 different kinds of treatment I went through but I appreciate the fact I'm still here because of it! And prayers and positive karma don't hurt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Yay! Nice bikes guys. I'm so happy for you JonnyB. You too Joe.

    Still struggling with the withdrawal symptoms so I don't ride MTB much.

    I bummed that I have to go for brain MRI's every 6 months for 3 more years when I thought I was at the 1 year mark.

    Good news is I'm looking for a new ride for next year. Life is still good
    and planning for more

    Happy Trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    I'm kicking ass and taking names! In August the wife let me get a Specialized Fat Boy Trail for our 10th wedding anniversary present! I went back to work full time on September 11th and my one year PET/CT was clean as a whistle! And I got the green light for riding on glorious single track!

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    Congrats on the new wheels, and even more congrats on getting the green light to ride singletrack! Man, was I happy when I got the green light to do what I wanted.

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    My wife and I have a running argument(sort of). She had at least 20 churches praying for her. I say it was the prayers and the radiation. She has nothing good to say about radiation. Think it messed up her heart, got really bad veins in her legs she needed surgery for(the radiation messed up the valves in the veins)and her leg was very very sore for probably four years. They removed 'most' of the tumor, they had to scrape it off of a nerve or something. I do not deny that she is a HUGE miracle, but she has nothing good to say about any kind of cancer treatments.
    Unfortunately, you're both somewhat right. Yeah, the radiation probably did at least part of the work of keeping her around. But radiation is no joke when it comes to side effects/collateral damage. My docs had it on the list for me, but when I responded well to chemo, they held back. I was able to keep the side effects from chemo mostly under control so I handled that well. It's not so easy to do that for the side effects of radiation, and for me, it would have been full brain radiation. THAT would have had some problematic collateral damage.

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    Yay! Nice bikes guys. I'm so happy for you JonnyB. You too Joe.

    Still struggling with the withdrawal symptoms so I don't ride MTB much.

    I bummed that I have to go for brain MRI's every 6 months for 3 more years when I thought I was at the 1 year mark.

    Good news is I'm looking for a new ride for next year. Life is still good
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    That's definitely not as rough as it could be. Just think of it this way: at least those MRI's aren't painful (minus the noise).

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    Keep going Fuzzlenator.
    Eric, The fact that you are around for me to mentally torment is what keeps me going .

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    That's definitely not as rough as it could be. Just think of it this way: at least those MRI's aren't painful (minus the noise).
    So very true my friend .

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    I went on a long trail trip into the forest sometime in september. I didn't bring nearly enough food (lesson learned). As I was heading back home I was seriously fatigued at the point where I couldn't pedal my bike anymore. I was on the verge of passing out. I think I walked around 3km before I spotted a blueberry field. Put my bike down and filled my water bottle up with blueberries. Gave me enough power to pedal out of the woods and to the nearest pizza place as it was closer than going all the way home. Ate an entire medium pepperoni pizza in 10 minutes. Doesn't sound too bad, but I was pretty scared I wouldn't make it home that day.

    Also nearly died from an asthma attack as a kid when I hadn't been diagnosed. Luckily I'm nearly symptom free today as long as I work out.

    Doesn't compare to all the stories in this thread though. Makes you realize how mortal we all are and how valuable each one of us are. Glad to see you guys still shredding trails or roads or whatevever floats your boat hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reallytho View Post
    I went on a long trail trip into the forest sometime in september. I didn't bring nearly enough food (lesson learned). As I was heading back home I was seriously fatigued at the point where I couldn't pedal my bike anymore. I was on the verge of passing out. I think I walked around 3km before I spotted a blueberry field. Put my bike down and filled my water bottle up with blueberries. Gave me enough power to pedal out of the woods and to the nearest pizza place as it was closer than going all the way home. Ate an entire medium pepperoni pizza in 10 minutes. Doesn't sound too bad, but I was pretty scared I wouldn't make it home that day.

    Also nearly died from an asthma attack as a kid when I hadn't been diagnosed. Luckily I'm nearly symptom free today as long as I work out.

    Doesn't compare to all the stories in this thread though. Makes you realize how mortal we all are and how valuable each one of us are. Glad to see you guys still shredding trails or roads or whatevever floats your boat hehe.

    Hi Reallytho ,

    I said the same thing when I first posted here. You had a life threatening experience and you shouldn't minimize it. It's good that you came on here to shared your story. Now someone else can learn from your experience.

    Pepperoni pizza actually sounds pretty good now .

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    3 times I have flied off from passenger seat of the car when car rolls over, each time my heart had stop but I have been revived, odds are quite small for that, but in my life everything seem to have small odds.

    Twice stabbed to chest, bleed quite badly and woke up in hospital.

    Strangled to concussion more than 50 times when kid, my childhood was not very nice, but for some reason I refused to die.

    ATV accident where 3 wheeler rolled over and rolled with it, after I woke up, I noticed broken arm, bruises cuts and my head touching flat rock where were marks of 3 wheeler landing hard.

    Once I had a girlfriend, one true love, we were walking at side of road, all of sudden I found myself at the ditch and my arm was hurting, some drunk with motorbike had decided to have fun on twisty road and hit my girlfriend that died immediately, of course drunk did not get even jail time from that.

    Someone might say I'm incredibly lucky, I say that if there is hell, I must be quite close to it.
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    Sorry I have to post here again

    I'm lucky to be alive after a fall at Tahoe yesterday. Instead of re-posting here, here is the story.

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    Holy Shit!! I'd say that counts!

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    Anyone got a new near death experience! Currently I'm living the dream with my fatty!

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    Good to see, I am also living the dream on the fat bike, just passed my 2 year post transplant mark a couple of weeks ago. Keep it rollin!!

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    We are most fortunate to be enjoying this sport given some of the possible consequences.

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    I did something really stupid Monday. I went for my 6 month MRI. I've had good scans from my radiation treatment in 2013 from a benign brain tumor.

    The last visit with my oncologist he said the tumor may have shrank when back when I had my first check up. He didnt admit for a while.

    So back to the dumb thing I did. When I was leaving from my MRI and passing the monitor I looked back when I told myself not to.

    I looked like it grew! I has the contrast so it was a clear image. I remember seeing a large black thing which looked like it may have grown a bit.

    I this puppy grows I will have to see a specialist. The tumor is lying on my sagiittal sinus which is a like major artery. There is also lots of scar tissue. This wood be my fourth surgery. The good is the sinus could be blocked off and the only issue could be scar tissue.

    If it not blocked I would need a bypass. This could be risky.

    I'm the paranoid black and white thinker. Worst case scenario kind of person who always goes to the dark place so here is my worst fear.

    Death is not what scares me most. Of course I don't want to see other suffer or die.

    My own is not the issue. It's being diabled and being a burden to my husband and having my kids suffer too.

    Of course thay want me around and that's selfish of me to rather not be here. I see others over come being disabled but a stroke if nut treated well could not be good.

    I've seen it all so I get images that won't leave me.

    So back to what I saw. The dark spot which looked bigger. was it a tumor or something else?

    One of the people who was assisting the tech said I was seeing the metal plates. She claims it was so the Radiologist could see where that are. I've had health care professionals be wrong before.

    I googled this yesterday and couldn't find any evidence of this. I looked up images and saw only tissue and lesions. No metal plates on a MRI.

    I see the RO at !0:00. I writing this to vent.

    Thanks for having this thread brave ones.

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    ^^^^ mris are very difficult to read. even as a trained ER doc i cannot always discern what im looking at. not a good move to look at the images without radiology. you are probably just freaking yourself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoal View Post
    ^^^^ mris are very difficult to read. even as a trained ER doc i cannot always discern what im looking at. not a good move to look at the images without radiology. you are probably just freaking yourself out.

    good luck

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    Thanks for so much for your quick response. It was a comfort. Everything is ok.

    To be honest my RO has always left me worried by giving me mixed messages.

    The people around me during the MRI acting like something was wrong really didn't help.

    This time the visit was more and positive and I got some questions answered. Now I can move forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Thanks for so much for your quick response. It was a comfort. Everything is ok.

    To be honest my RO has always left me worried by giving me mixed messages.

    The people around me during the MRI acting like something was wrong really didn't help.

    This time the visit was more and positive and I got some questions answered. Now I can move forward.
    Glad to hear the visit was more positive. Our hopes and prayers are still with you.

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    always stay away from Dr. Google. Dr. Google will only ever make you more worried.

    I have all of my old brain MRI scans on a DVD for giggles. I couldn't tell you what my doctors considered a lesion or not, and it's been pointed out to me before. For months, my doctors were also pretty wishy-washy on giving any kinds of conclusions. All I was ever clear about was that not all of them agreed. So when they finally did agree that it was nothing of concern anymore, I could put it out of my mind completely.

    But up until then, I had to make a conscious decision every day not to worry about it. If anything, worrying creates more problems than it solves (seriously, worrying releases all kinds of stress hormones that have negative repercussions over the long term).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    always stay away from Dr. Google. Dr. Google will only ever make you more worried.

    I have all of my old brain MRI scans on a DVD for giggles. I couldn't tell you what my doctors considered a lesion or not, and it's been pointed out to me before. For months, my doctors were also pretty wishy-washy on giving any kinds of conclusions. All I was ever clear about was that not all of them agreed. So when they finally did agree that it was nothing of concern anymore, I could put it out of my mind completely.

    But up until then, I had to make a conscious decision every day not to worry about it. If anything, worrying creates more problems than it solves (seriously, worrying releases all kinds of stress hormones that have negative repercussions over the long term).
    Thanks for the good advice Harold .

    Yeah, what's up with that wishy washy bull? This morning I finally heard what I needed to hear after 3 years of agony . So I am not worried anymore.

    I wish I had it in me not to worry. Even though I'm not worried about my tiny little pea brain anymore I'm sure I will find something else to worry about by tomorrow .

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    Excellent thread! Some real inspirational stories on here.

    Myself, I had a DVT in my calf about four years ago. I didn't realize what it was...thought I tore something, so I kept training on it (running, etc). Well the pain eventually went away after two weeks, then shortness of breath came while exercising. At the time I was in great shape so I thought...this is weird. I pushed through that for a week before deciding to go to the ER. Lucky I did, I had a bilateral pulmonary embolism, with partially collapsed lungs on the bottom. I had never even heard of such a thing, come to find out it's the third leading killer in the U.S.

    I was put on Coumadin and I was told I was extremely lucky to even be alive. Coumadin is a ***** of a drug to monitor, you have to avoid eating foods with vitamin K, and you have to avoid alcohol...two things I didn't like doing. And if I ever crashed my mountain bike there was a good chance I'd die...and crashing is something I do very well. I took myself off the Coumadin 9 months ago...so far so good...I pray it stays that way.

    They also found lung nodules during my cat scan, that scared the crap out of me. I had to go back for cat scans every 6 months to see if they would grow. They didn't.

    I find that when something like this happens to you, it changes you. At least it did for me - and not all of it was positive - I became scared for my health for the first time in my life...and I still am. Google has become my worst nightmare...every ache is investigated by a Google search...and every Google search makes you think you're dying. I will say that I don't take anything for granted anymore, I live for today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublebase View Post
    Excellent thread! Some real inspirational stories on here.

    Myself, I had a DVT in my calf about four years ago. I didn't realize what it was...thought I tore something, so I kept training on it (running, etc). Well the pain eventually went away after two weeks, then shortness of breath came while exercising. At the time I was in great shape so I thought...this is weird. I pushed through that for a week before deciding to go to the ER. Lucky I did, I had a bilateral pulmonary embolism, with partially collapsed lungs on the bottom. I had never even heard of such a thing, come to find out it's the third leading killer in the U.S.

    I was put on Coumadin and I was told I was extremely lucky to even be alive. Coumadin is a ***** of a drug to monitor, you have to avoid eating foods with vitamin K, and you have to avoid alcohol...two things I didn't like doing. And if I ever crashed my mountain bike there was a good chance I'd die...and crashing is something I do very well. I took myself off the Coumadin 9 months ago...so far so good...I pray it stays that way.

    They also found lung nodules during my cat scan, that scared the crap out of me. I had to go back for cat scans every 6 months to see if they would grow. They didn't.

    I find that when something like this happens to you, it changes you. At least it did for me - and not all of it was positive - I became scared for my health for the first time in my life...and I still am. Google has become my worst nightmare...every ache is investigated by a Google search...and every Google search makes you think you're dying. I will say that I don't take anything for granted anymore, I live for today.
    . You mentioning Google reminded me.

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    Ended up in the ER and Iong story short, spent 2 years after that with shot nerves. I recall that a beer once sent me to the hospital I was that bad. Spent those two years constantly on Google trying to diagnose every small pain I felt and Landed in ER maybe 4 times in that time span. Thought I was dying.
    Then I got back on my bike and everything is good now. Anxiety is a *****.

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    I may as well add to this. I had open heart surgery at 18 months. Not sure how close I was to dying, but surgery like that on that on a weaker-than-normal baby surely had its set of risks. I still have a scar about 12" long on my chest. I still feel the staples sometimes they used to close my up. The kicker is the doctors told me I wouldn't have to worry about my kids potentially inheriting the condition that caused me to have my surgery. Low and behold, my wife got pregnant with twins, one of them came out with a hole in her heart, same thing I had. We got very fortunate however with her, the hole was small enough and closed on its own and never required surgery.

    A few years later I developed severe epilepsy. I think this actually got closer to causing real damage. I remember waking up in the middle of the night and telling my mom I had seen a ghost. Next thing I remember I woke up in ah helicopter being flown to one of the biggest hospitals in the state, complaining about the oxygen mask. Turns out I never actually woke up thinking I had seen a ghost, that part was in my head. Don't know what actually happened. I was on medication for the next 5 or 6 years and the doctors told me I would be on it for life. I had a few more seizures, but eventually they subsided and I was able to get off medication around 13 I think. The only long term effect is they advised against contact sports, aka football, which was kind of a bummer, but in hindsight was a small price to pay compared to what could have happened.

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    I have two stories. Neither is anywhere near as bad as some of these. You guys are all awesome to be sure. Keep on keeping on...

    First is a short one. The trails I was riding wound around a mountain and when you got to the top there was an old pavilion surrounded by weeds that the locals called Witch Hat because of the shape of the roof. From there you can hit a number of spots around the mountain. (Neversink Mtn in Reading, PA) I spent about 4 hours riding around the various trails and I decided to head back. One way takes you across a hard packed clay lot for a local building dump. (used bricks, wood, glass, concrete etc) Well it was 95*F that day and I decided to cut across this lot. It was several hundred yards across from where I came out to where the trail picked up again. The clay acted like a heat reflector and by the time I was halfway across I felt myself get weak, my vision blurred, I got very dizzy, and I felt like my head was boiling. I recognized the signs as heat exhaustion or stroke and luckily there was a shady tree spot nearby that I could crash under. I did that and poured most of my Camelbak over my head. That was enough to cool me down. I walked through the shady areas as much as I could and it was a nice easy descent back to my car where I camped out in the AC for a while. I was sick for the next day or two and could not stop pounding water. I believe that if I'd tried to push through I would've passed out and cooked right there.

    The second one was a time I crashed my bike at fairly high speed and ended up leaving by helo. It was at DirtFest 2014 at the Allegripis trails at Raystown lake in Pennsylvania. That's a fairly large local festival with bike demos, food, camping etc. A lot of people came from all over. I'd completed 1 loop on my bike and I wanted to demo something. Nothing I wanted was available so I went for a second loop about an hour later. There is a very fast and swoopy trail there with rollers and such called Osprey. I was on an XC HT and not familiar with some of the features there. I'm not sure what happened. I think I managed to lock my front brake and endo. (old st of M535s at the time) I have a vague memory of falling off to the left.

    My memories begin as the EMTs closed the ambulance door. I did a spot check by moving my feet and feeling what hurt or was bleeding. They asked me questions etc. The EMT working on me told me I was out for 8-10 minutes, and barely awake until they slammed the door. I had trail rash all over and bruises on my knees, butt, elbows etc. I had a gash from above my left eye down along half my eyebrow to just about the middle or below my eye.

    They flew me to Altoona, PA, about an hour or so away by car, and I got 5 scans. They wouldn't let me move until they came back and I really had to pee. The dye they use didn't help that at all. There was no way to do so without making a mess even with one of the external bottles they give you. Funny but it was actually more painful than the head injury at the time. Adrenaline for the win there.

    All told I walked out of there with 5 stitches, a monster headache, and a huge bill. The concussion set in fully on the long ride home. My head hurt so bad I was crying. That's how amped up on adrenaline I must've been. I was actually euphoric for the whole trip until then.

    IF I had not been wearing my helmet I would've been dead or a veggie for sure. When we got back, stopping to let me barf a few times, I took a percoset and crashed in bed for a while. That helped a lot.

    Later I got my bike back (no real damage!!) and looked at my helmet. It had a nice dent on the lower left of the helmet and it was covered in blood. (2 yrs later I still have the helmet complete with dried blood. It's a war trophy. I replaced it with a better one right away) My guess is the helmet took the brunt and then slid up just enough for my head to plant and slide on the ground a little bit causing the gash and the head injury. Again if I had not been wearing the helmet I think I'd be dead. I got very lucky as it was with being able to walk out of the hospital that same day. I get headaches now and then behind the spot where my head hit the dirt. (upper left orbital) I have a barely noticeable scar there and luckily my eye brow grew back fully. No real feeling along the scar line but I don't miss that. It took me a while to get back on the bike and to feel secure on it again but that is to be expected.

    So both potentials could've been my fault. Aside from some car accident close calls that's it for me. Not too bad in the end but pretty scary or painful at the time.

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    The &quot;I almost died&quot; Thread

    I don't see any reason to ever ride without a mx helmet and full chest armor/ leg pads. Yesterday I fell over after uncoupling the wrong foot on an steep uphill b**** that I just barely stopped short on. Didn't wear my elbow pads. Now I have a scrape and a bruise, and all because I had a "this is an easy trail I've done many times" cocky thought after doing Telonics beforehand.
    I understand this is not near death, i don't hero on exposed trails and haven't been biking that long so havent had a chance to almost die yet other than almost hitting trees at high speed.. But in my experience it's the dumb everyday mishaps that end up being the most annoying on the daily.

    Anyways. Pads pads pads it's just dumb not to-- I've never trusted those half head helmets to stay on properly during a crash.. And even if it does you still risk facial reconstructive surgery

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    Bump! anyone got some new near death events?
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    Early August I crashed going pretty fast. Something sent me OTB and we still aren't sure what. I flew knew it was going bad and tucked to roll. Landed rolling and took out my shoulder with a hit to the back of it. Here's the thing that always got me. There's a giant tree there so close to the trail numerous people have clipped it with bar ends and shoulders. I somehow missed it and came up on the other side. I was literally going break neck speed right at a giant tree and somehow missed it.


    I walked away with a grade 3 shoulder separation and torn pectoral muscle and a bunch of rock rash on my back and right hand. I seriously doubt I'd have walked away had I hit that tree.
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    Here's the write-up on my blog.

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    Not bike related but: In 2014 I flew a Harley Davidson full dress off a 200' cliff and lived to tell about it. Due to rain and hail with poor visibility I misjudged a curve in the mountains of Colorado. Luckily my many years of experience riding dirt bikes kicked in and my instincts were to get rid of the bike mid air. Separate myself from the bike. I landed about 40' down and the bike landed a 150' down stuffed into an Aspen Grove. I climbed back up to the road and looked down at the bike in shock at what had just happened. The next thing I know a car comes around the curve and stops. He yells at me to get in so he can get me to a hospital. I said "no I'm fine". He insisted I get in. As I did I realized my helmet was still on. As I reached up to take it off I noticed blood all over his car. I apologized about bleeding all over his door. He said "yeah you've got a big gash on your chin", which I didn't even realize. He drove me to the closest town called Kremling. He pulled up and dropped me at the front door and said good luck. I insisted on getting his number, he did. Several days later I called to thank him and never got an answer or an active voicemail.

    I walked into the hospital where they immediately recognized the situation and took me in. A good look over and many X-Rays later. I'm lying in a neck brace on a gurney when I over hear a nurse or doctor on the phone calling for life flight. I questioned the nurse hovering over me if that was for me? She responded "yes, and that I fractured my neck". I was being life flighted to a Denver hospital". I then learned that two of the wings on my vertebrae were chipped.

    I was life flighted to Denver and a 4 day stay and 2 months out of work with physical therapy. I was lucky that the chipped bone healed and absorbed back into my system. I have no residual effects from it. My chin was sewn up with 8 stitches and im left with a small scar.

    Fast forward:
    Six months later I had a serious snow skiing accident. Late in the day with shadows I went off an unseen jump and landed on my head. The force of which shattered my clavicle where it meets the sternum. My sternum fractured down he center and I fractured two ribs. Another 2 months out of work and physical therapy with some residul effects. My clavicle protrudes out permanently a good Inch where it joins the sternum. And I had pain in my sternum for a year or so.

    And thanks to technology I had a GoPro mounted to my chest so I can relive that crash deep into my old age.
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    Not bike related but: In 2014 I flew a Harley Davidson full dress off a 200' cliff and lived to tell about it. Due to rain and hail with poor visibility I misjudged a curve in the mountains of Colorado. Luckily my many years of experience riding dirt bikes kicked in and my instincts were to get rid of the bike mid air. Separate myself from the bike. I landed about 40' down and the bike landed a 150' down stuffed into an Aspen Grove. I climbed back up to the road and looked down at the bike in shock at what had just happened. The next thing I know a car comes around the curve and stops. He yells at me to get in so he can get me to a hospital. I said "no I'm fine". He insisted I get in. As I did I realized my helmet was still on. As I reached up to take it off I noticed blood all over his car. I apologized about bleeding all over his door. He said "yeah you've got a big gash on your chin", which I didn't even realize. He drove me to the closest town called Kremling. He pulled up and dropped me at the front door and said good luck. I insisted on getting his number, he did. Several days later I called to thank him and never got an answer or an active voicemail.

    I walked into the hospital where they immediately recognized the situation and took me in. A good look over and many X-Rays later. I'm lying in a neck brace on a gurney when I over hear a nurse or doctor on the phone calling for life flight. I questioned the nurse hovering over me if that was for me? She responded "yes, and that I fractured my neck". I was being life flighted to a Denver hospital". I then learned that two of the wings on my vertebrae were chipped.

    I was life flighted to Denver and a 4 day stay and 2 months out of work with physical therapy. I was lucky that the chipped bone healed and absorbed back into my system. I have no residual effects from it. My chin was sewn up with 8 stitches and im left with a small scar.

    Fast forward:
    Six months later I had a serious snow skiing accident. Late in the day with shadows I went off an unseen jump and landed on my head. The force of which shattered my clavicle where it meets the sternum. My sternum fractured down he center and I fractured two ribs. Another 2 months out of work and physical therapy with some residul effects. My clavicle protrudes out permanently a good Inch where it joins the sternum. And I had pain in my sternum for a year or so.

    And thanks to technology I had a GoPro mounted to my chest so I can relive that crash deep into my old age.
    Dear lord! That's nutz! Glad you're still with us and able to mash peddles still! Rock on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCTJ View Post
    I almost got struck by lightning last year in Park City.

    Here's the write-up on my blog.

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    Yikes! I always am paranoid when a storm pops up when I'm riding! Craziness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    Early August I crashed going pretty fast. Something sent me OTB and we still aren't sure what. I flew knew it was going bad and tucked to roll. Landed rolling and took out my shoulder with a hit to the back of it. Here's the thing that always got me. There's a giant tree there so close to the trail numerous people have clipped it with bar ends and shoulders. I somehow missed it and came up on the other side. I was literally going break neck speed right at a giant tree and somehow missed it.


    I walked away with a grade 3 shoulder separation and torn pectoral muscle and a bunch of rock rash on my back and right hand. I seriously doubt I'd have walked away had I hit that tree.
    Damn! Your guardian angel stepped up on that one! Nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    Yikes! I always am paranoid when a storm pops up when I'm riding! Craziness!

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    Yes. I actually have lightning post-traumatic stress disorder now. Because, every time I see a storm developing, the memory of that bright lightning flashing and the huge roar afterwards comes into my mind. I actually cut a ride short last year just seeing storm clouds because of this experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCTJ View Post
    Yes. I actually have lightning post-traumatic stress disorder now. Because, every time I see a storm developing, the memory of that bright lightning flashing and the huge roar afterwards comes into my mind. I actually cut a ride short last year just seeing storm clouds because of this experience.
    That really sucks! Sorry you have to deal with this!!✌❤

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    Note to self...

    don't travel with DJ or Tom Hanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublebase View Post
    Excellent thread! Some real inspirational stories on here.

    Myself, I had a DVT in my calf about four years ago. I didn't realize what it was...thought I tore something, so I kept training on it (running, etc). Well the pain eventually went away after two weeks, then shortness of breath came while exercising. At the time I was in great shape so I thought...this is weird. I pushed through that for a week before deciding to go to the ER. Lucky I did, I had a bilateral pulmonary embolism, with partially collapsed lungs on the bottom. I had never even heard of such a thing, come to find out it's the third leading killer in the U.S.

    I was put on Coumadin and I was told I was extremely lucky to even be alive. Coumadin is a ***** of a drug to monitor, you have to avoid eating foods with vitamin K, and you have to avoid alcohol...two things I didn't like doing. And if I ever crashed my mountain bike there was a good chance I'd die...and crashing is something I do very well. I took myself off the Coumadin 9 months ago...so far so good...I pray it stays that way.

    They also found lung nodules during my cat scan, that scared the crap out of me. I had to go back for cat scans every 6 months to see if they would grow. They didn't.

    I find that when something like this happens to you, it changes you. At least it did for me - and not all of it was positive - I became scared for my health for the first time in my life...and I still am. Google has become my worst nightmare...every ache is investigated by a Google search...and every Google search makes you think you're dying. I will say that I don't take anything for granted anymore, I live for today.
    A little late on this but…

    I've had two DVTs. After the first at age 39 (53 now), they did a lot of testing and found I have a protein S deficiency, which makes me susceptible to clots, inherited from my dad. I always knew that I would have another some day as the doctor did not keep me on the Coumadin after the first clot. I had the second one something like 5 years ago. So now I am a lifer on Coumadin. You do not have to avoid eating foods with vitamin K, you just have to be consistent on how much K you eat, they adjust your Coumadin dosage to balance the K. I don't really feel like I am consistent but my levels stay within range. And though not a heavy drinker, I haven't stopped drinking. I get my blood tested every couple or months and haven't had my dosage changed in years. You are not supposed to participate in contact sports so I try really hard not to crash. A bad cut or concussion could be bad news. I don't seem to have bleeding problems but I do bruise pretty easily and they tend to be bigger than I would expect. Also, that leg is pretty ugly, it is bigger than the other one and I guess the loss of good blood flow killed a lot of the hair follicles.

    In regards to almost dying, I did roll my dad's pickup when I was a kid. And between my blood clots and while off Coumadin, I crashed off a wooden bridge and was pile driven into the ground. I did not lose consciencness but was knocked pretty silly and my back felt really racked up. Took me a long time but I pushed my bike out of the woods, loaded it onto the back of my car, drove home, took a bath, ate dinner and then drove to the ER. X-rays revealed I had fractured a vertebra in my neck.
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    *Sigh*

    Got a late start out the door going to work and took a shortcut by hitting a lightly travelled thoroughfare that I ride a mile further along when I'm on my typical route. Almost no traffic, only one car turned into my lane, well behind me. Left-hand turn coming up, I check my rear, car still well behind me. I signal for a few seconds then start to turn, at the same time starting to recognize a quickly approaching wind. Apparently the nut bag thought my signal was a challenge, and decided to 'race the train'.

    Blew past me in the opposing lane at maybe 55ish (in a 35). Got tapped by the side mirror. He didn't stop, I didn't get an apology. Hopefully there was enough light for the GoPro to get the license, I'll turn the jackwagon in as always if it did.
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    I actually did die. (Hence my signature) December 2015. Technically. On the trail. Flatlined. About a dozen lucky stars had to align for me to die, then live. Was out on the trail inside a month. Racing this year. Full story here:

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    Oh I forgot my latest, DVT got thrown into my lungs for a pulmonary embolism, overnight in the hospital and now on lovenox! Craziness! Found it 12/30/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    Oh I forgot my latest, DVT got thrown into my lungs for a pulmonary embolism, overnight in the hospital and now on lovenox! Craziness! Found it 12/30/16

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    Why are you still on lovenox? Are you doing the injections yourself? I've had to do it a few times, fortunately a short needle into fatty tissue, one reason to have love handles I guess.

    With my protein S deficiency, it's weird. They aren't supposed to start me on Coumadin right away like they normally would, apparently that could cause another clot. But now that I'm a lifer, I guess it doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Why are you still on lovenox? Are you doing the injections yourself? I've had to do it a few times, fortunately a short needle into fatty tissue, one reason to have love handles I guess.

    With my protein S deficiency, it's weird. They aren't supposed to start me on Coumadin right away like they normally would, apparently that could cause another clot. But now that I'm a lifer, I guess it doesn't matter.
    Yup, and Yup.

    Look back through this thread to see my insane story.

    Short version is I'm an epic cancer survivor.

    I'm a Clydesdale so I have lots of tummy for injection sites 😉✌❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMay View Post
    I actually did die. (Hence my signature) December 2015. Technically. On the trail. Flatlined. About a dozen lucky stars had to align for me to die, then live. Was out on the trail inside a month. Racing this year. Full story here:

    https://medium.com/@MatthewEMay/to-d...e41#.vzusvft7q
    Glad you made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMay View Post
    I actually did die. (Hence my signature) December 2015. Technically. On the trail. Flatlined. About a dozen lucky stars had to align for me to die, then live. Was out on the trail inside a month. Racing this year. Full story here:

    https://medium.com/@MatthewEMay/to-d...e41#.vzusvft7q
    Holy, Shit, Batman! This makes my fight for survival pale in comparison. You are one insanely Lucky guy!! Damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    Dear lord! That's nutz! Glad you're still with us and able to mash peddles still! Rock on!

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    Thanks, I definitely had a couple close calls. I've had several others in my life involving motorcycles, skiing etc.

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    don't travel with DJ or Tom Hanks.
    Lol
    Yours and my humor is usually inline with eachother. I'm at a loss with the Tom Hanks reference.


    Catch up with rest of these near death experiences later. Yikers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Thanks, I definitely had a couple close calls. I've had several others in my life involving motorcycles, skiing etc.



    Lol
    Yours and my humor is usually inline with eachother. I'm at a loss with the Tom Hanks reference.


    Catch up with rest of these near death experiences later. Yikers!
    I'm thinking Tom Hanks is a reference to Survivor!😏✌❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB76 View Post
    I'm thinking Tom Hanks is a reference to Survivor!😏✌❤

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    You mean Cast Away? Or was there one called Survivor as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You mean Cast Away? Or was there one called Survivor as well?
    You're right, my bad, (not a movie buff)

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