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  1. #101
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    Odd timing for discussing one hand typing...

    I just dislocated two (4&5)fingers on my left hand yesterday after endo'ing when I did not quit clear a water ditch...doh! Luckily, nothing is broken. Using iPad and iPhone for Internet and email. One thumb typing on iPhone issuer easy.

    I see a OS hand specialist in a couple days to figure out a recovery plan and such.

    Being injured sucks but also gives me time to catch up on reading list.

    Cheers,
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    Will you give my app a try if you need to type on your PC? I'm looking to get some insight into how my one-hand typing method works for people who are actually injured.

    One-Hand Keyboard Layout Software | Type with One Hand

    It works by utilizing your existing two-hand muscle memory. Type the key on the same finger and row, just with the other hand. So type "o" with your right hand whenever you want the key "w", get it? Those are both "ring finger, top row" keys.

    Your brain can already easily make these substitutions because of how our muscle memory works. Pretty amazing really, kind of like that thing where you can't draw a circle with one hand and a square with the other at the same time. The wires are crossing somewhere.

    My program then runs predictive text algorithms on the text as it's coming in. So typing "yhil" with your right hand outputs as "this".

    There's a free trial program on the website that never expires. I'm just trying to get some feedback from users, and MTBR seems like a great place to find people with hand injuries

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    I've just been laid up with a knee operation last Friday. I've already started my rehab by just keeping the joint moving to prevent stiffening. Seems to be working at the moment as I can work pretty freely after having some carlidge removed only 5 days ago. Physio starts next week with a gruelling resistance routine.

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    Broken clavicle and ribs:

    I think the weird thing with an injury, is that you feel OK (apart from when you move! or the sun comes out and you just feel like going for a ride). It's not like when you are sick and want to lie on the couch.

    Anyway - in no particular order

    1. Jelly Defense on Ipad or Macbook (have lost hours playing this over the last 3 weeks)
    2. Download Dragon Dictate and try and get it to understand a Kiwi Accent.
    3. Buy stuff online, got a new ADSL router, Gortex riding boots, rear cassette, chain and brake pads, and DVD's
    4. Watch TV on demand -can't wait for this months bill.
    5. Go to PT
    6. Be driven round by my wife and have coffee in town with her and my pre-schooler (fun).
    7. Forget about work - they are surviving without me (just!).

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    bruised ribs....i think !!

    busted my ribs under right arm. been a week and ribs hurting more and more each day. is this typical ? not real real painful, but sometimes can be. hard to sleep , and hurts to take deep breaths. feels like a needle stabbing me in one spot. what should i do ? thanks.......

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    yeah. need 5 posts . sorry.

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    ok. good. nice.

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    yes it is .

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    gotta be a pain.

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    Wii fit exercises helped me.

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    I've got to be really careful at the moment - banned from exercise bar walking due to severe whiplash. I've just been told I can start swimming again but I think I will leave that for another couple of weeks! I do the exercises the physio gives me and walk as much as possible, but that's about it!

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    The exercises are: on all fours, breathe in and push your tummy button downwards, raising your head as your tummy goes down to feel a stretch, then slowly come back up, reversing it. Also coming back to an sitting-back-on-heels position from all hours, then padding hands forward and resting head on hands. I can't remember the names of the yoga positions, but they do help stretching the muscles which are so tight.

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    As great as your responses are, I wish in your statements you would list your age, as age is a factor.
    Unicoi29

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    On Sunday I rode with my MTB "teacher" after a left knee surgery. He is 48, but his spirit is 15. After six weeks from his surgery, he called me up and asked me if I could ride with him since he was getting tired of procrastinating. We climbed 1,000 ft to some communication towers; the view was breathtaking. I was more impressed with his determination. I hope this serves as an inspiration to all of you who are recovering and wanting to get back on your bikes to shred some trails.

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    Walk your local trails as long as your injury isn't leg related. Seemed to help keep my spirits up and eager to ride again. Also a good time to do any trail "clean up"

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    52 years old with grade 3 AC joint separation. What will I do during recovery? I plan to read every damn post on this Forum, post whore as much as possible, and work on my recovery. Lot of great advice in here.

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    Slid out, landed on you shoulder and slid on my elbow. Been out of the saddle for 3 days now, and everything is coming along nicely. My entire side hurts, and elbow is just scabbing over. Gave me an opportunity to walk along the trails and get some repairs done around the house.

    Also encouraged me to take a break from working out every day, and I feel much less exhausted, but can't wait to start up again. Going to wake up tomorrow and hopefully feel strong enough to hop on the bike and go for a spin.

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    Olecranon fracture but want to stay active

    Broke my elbow (the olecranon to be specific) on Tuesday this week during a trail ride (I fell 10 feet onto the bottom of a drainage culvert). Doc says 8-12 weeks till I'm using the arm again. Usually I'm a pretty big gym nut, and obviously I'm not gonna be able to do much in the way of upper body stuff while I recover. But I'm interested in maintaining my cardio and lower body while my arm heals. I've been thinking about getting into spinning but I'm looking for other suggestions if you have any.

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    walking

    Well an update on my barely displaced broken fibula above ankle joint..

    ..saw the ortho on the 15th. He said well I saw u not using your crutches in the lobby. I bet you have been non complaiant about non weight bearing. I told him mainly I have been.

    The x-ray did not look hardly any different than the one from 3 weeks ago. He said it is usual that middle age adults do not have healing "callus" showing on the xray yet--more likely at 6 weeks.

    He said since I am weight bearing to go ahead and keep doing what I am doing but to still mostly wear the cam boot. Remove it to do gentle ankle exercises. Said I could make an appt with physical therapy and he'll see me back again on the 31st.

    Well since the swelling has gone down so much and I feel so much better this weekend I've kept the boot off, I can full weight-bear, can stand on my tip toes--albeit with pain. Anke is very stiff--cant really do rotations much but can flex in and out and maybe 75% downward stretch. Can walk up steps good...but no way going down the steps --cant lead off with my good foot--the stretch/flex is not right yet.

    I wonder if doc would have a cow if he knew...... but I have less pain and swelling, and can walk a little better every day. At this hour and day it is EXACTLY 4 weeks since the injury.

    Oh yeah--phys therapy--I will probably be self healed by the time I get an appointment. Retired personnel in the army do not get treated very well at all. It will take weeks probably just to get an off base referral. ugh.

    Hoping in another week or two I will be even more pain free--swelling all the way gone and I can test myseldf out on the trainer.

    I did put on a tennis shoe---which was pretty tight, for just a few hours yesterday and went to the book store and out to eat.

    But at work I will wear the cam boot so as not to aggravate things. Hopefully on the 31st I amso much better doc will tell me ok wear shoes and walk. lol.

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    I have 3 1/2 weeks to go until I can hop on the bike again due to hernia repair surgery.. I have taken up walking and taking pictures of stuff while walking next to the lake to buy the time before I can ride steed again.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    5th week since the fracture.

    Did stationary for 5 minutes several days ago, did 30 minutes yesterday, 36 minutes today. Went and got some compression socks to hopefully deal with the last bit of swelling.

    Thinking of ordering a McDavid ankle brace for when I'm let loose on the bike.

    Officially I havent been let loose to do anything but weight bear as tolerated and PT will help wean me off the crutches.

    LOL truth be told I did away with the crutches sevral days ago and was ready to be done with them a week ago. I've been in shoes for short period of times a handful of times or more now.

    Still supposed to waer the cam boot mainly but meh. I've been wearing it to work but that's it.

    12 days since the PA said the xray still couldn't see a callus forming.

    All I know is a lot of the pain and most of the swelling is gone.

    Don't smoke but I do drink a ton of coke zero everyday. Probably interfering.

    But.....

    31st I guess I'll see if I'm officially released from boot and can drive.

    Oh yeah PT appointment first on 7 June--just an evaluation appt. LOL. They will probably wonder what I am doing there.

    Glad this mildly displaced fibula is coming along.

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    I had a badly dislocated ankle and broken fibula this past January.

    See my injury posts in this thread.

    Accident 26 Jan
    + 5 days surgery
    + 8.5 weeks screws removed
    + 2 weeks weight bearing with crutches
    + 1 week no cutches but with air cast
    + 4 weeks no air cast
    + 1 week pilot helicopter
    + 1 week ride leisurely around neighborhood

    17.5 weeks from injury to back on a bike. Granted, that is not off road riding yet, but the doctor said my dislocation was the worst he had seen with regard to the ligament and tendon damage.

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    6th week since fracture. I am in soft shoes now. Swelling is gone. I am riding the stationary up to two hours at a time.

    Still some pain when walking and I cant do a calf raise too good.

    I am supposed to go to phys therapy on the 7th. Guess I'll go and let them evaluate, but I am probably way Way WAY better at this point that most they see.

    I think I was very fortunate and give thanks the recovery went well.

    Likely this injury happened to prevent something else that lie in wait for me.

    Everything for a reason as the saying goes.

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    My worst is my "Chain Ring Tattoo" and I started a thread for other "Tattoo Artists" check it out at:
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    I sprained my ankle a week ago, I can put weight on it now, but not enough to walk. When I try I get a pain which feels like severe "pins & needles"....normal? Or have I done something worse than a sprain?

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