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    Healing Vibes for Traildoc

    Sedona's trail ambassador has yet again been knocked off his bike by an unfortunate, but thankfully, caught in time malady. The non-dirt related docs say two months and TD is predicting one week although I suspect he is overly optimistic. Hopefully he'll be back in his native element touching tread sooner that later, but in the meantime I bet he would enjoy trip reports and related banter. Heal up TD!!
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    Rockman:

    Thanks for the post. Due to a follow-up catscan from my previous PE nine months ago my health provider detected a 1" tumor in my left kidney. So I now have one kidney with the hope that I will be able to ride again in the near future. If anyone has had a similar experience, please advise how your recovery went.

    TD

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    Get well TD!

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    All the best TD! Can't keep a good man down.
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    Hang in there TD!

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    ...stay tough, dood.

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    I have stage 3 CKD from diabetes. I feel fine with a GFR of 40. But have to watch what I eat closely. Too many peaches and my potassium will go through the roof. Riding is not an issue for me at this time. Remember we can live full productive lives with one kidney. Your Neph will watch your lab work and make suggestions on diet if it is even an issue. Stay hydrated at all times. No ibuprofen or any other NSAID is the norm for people with kidney issues. I'm not a doctor just someone that has done a lot of research on kidney issues.

    Be well and hope you are riding again soon.
    Currently at Mayo Clinic being tested for a kidney transplant. Donors welcome. :)

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    Damn... Here's to hoping you feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Rockman:

    Thanks for the post. Due to a follow-up catscan from my previous PE nine months ago my health provider detected a 1" tumor in my left kidney. So I now have one kidney with the hope that I will be able to ride again in the near future. If anyone has had a similar experience, please advise how your recovery went.

    TD
    My BIL had a kidney removed, half a lung, and about 4 different surgeries on tumors in his brain. In his case it may have metastized. He lasted about a year.

    Another friend of mine went in and had 30% of one kidney removed, went in for another surgery a year later and had another 30% removed, this time the doctor was aggressive in removing more than was necessary. Gary has been cancer free for 6 years now.

    Get the best damn Jewish doctor you can get, and act aggressively in removal, and if it's just your kidney, your chances are high for a full recovery. Do NOT wait, get it done ASAP. Get frequent check ups, until you know, without a doubt, that they got all of it. I am quoting Gary on all of this,he's a survivor.

    Good luck and get well soon.

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    Dammmmmm TD, get well buddy! Sorry to hear about this crappy news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Rockman:

    Thanks for the post. Due to a follow-up catscan from my previous PE nine months ago my health provider detected a 1" tumor in my left kidney. So I now have one kidney with the hope that I will be able to ride again in the near future. If anyone has had a similar experience, please advise how your recovery went.

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    Did you have a laparoscopic or large open surgery to remove it?
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    I don't know much about the recovery period but I'm pretty sure that you can get really drunk off one beer from here on out.



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    Good vibes and heal up quick.

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    Best wishes Traildoc! My thoughts are with you. What size Pivot are you on in Zul's pic?

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    TD we have never met but I wish you all the best. I can tell you my mother was born with four, yes 4, kidneys and today is down to one. She has not had issues with a single kidney so if there is a question get it removed and move on with your recovery. Again best wishes to you.

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    wishing you the best and a strong comeback TD. Looking forward to riding with you again when you're ready.

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    TD, here's to a speedy full recovery. Been in town just b4 christmas, had 3 rides b4 weather slammed in. Your effect here is noted. come back to help finalize legitmization.

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    Best of wishes buddy. Get well soon so I/we can get some spring time riding with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowbutSure
    I can tell you my mother was born with four, yes 4, kidneys and today is down to one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman
    ... and TD is predicting one week although I suspect he is overly awesomistic....
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    Heal up quick TD

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    Wow

    So sorry to hear about this TD,my best wishes to you...you got some vibes coming to you form NM.
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    I have a riding buddy that only has one kidney, he does great. As said before, you have to watch a little what you eat/drink/ingest, but it's not too bad. I hope you can get back on the bike soon!
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    All the Best healing up quick my friend.
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    TD, get well soon buddy!!!!!! Your buds here in P-town wish you a speedy recovery.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Did you have a laparoscopic or large open surgery to remove it?
    Due to several other abdominal surgeries the doc decided to do a radical, so he did not have to deal with adhesions from previous surgeries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Due to several other abdominal surgeries the doc decided to do a radical, so he did not have to deal with adhesions from previous surgeries.

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    TD, I heared you are the one to contact for a guided ride in Sedona and a week later I hear about your surgery. Heal up men!

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    Hey TD,

    I hope your recovery is swift and complete! We haven't met but your posts have convinced me that I must ride Sedona. I hope you know that your contributions to the forum are an example of pure passion.

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    Get well soon Doc. I hope to be able to ride with you sometime in the future.
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    I hope you heal quick and get back to riding soon, enough. I hope to ride with you againg later this year.
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    Thoughts and good vibes are with you Traildoc. Best.

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    Thanks to all members who have helped me get through the hospital stay of my recovery. In an hour or so I am checking out of my room. It just happens this is my 18th wedding anniversary, so I will be celebrating with my wife today.

    The doc says the recovery should take about six weeks, due mainly to the healing of the large incision to remove the kidney.

    TD

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    Heal up soon. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. VIBE!!
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    Sorry to hear about this TD - wishing you a fast and full recovery and look forward to seeing you back on the trails in the not to distant future
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    Get well Boss!

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    Bummer TD, healing thoughts sent your way.

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    Get well Boss!

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    Thanks again to all the members who are helping with my recovery with your thoughtful postings. I feel being a mountain biker helps with the recovery of these types of challenges. We are normally in better shape than the general public and are use to a little pain now and then.

    We have a goal to get back on our bikes as soon as possible and realize to do so starts soon after surgery by getting up and walking around.

    TD

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    Good to hear you are on the road to recovery and will be back in the saddle soon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Rockman:

    Thanks for the post. Due to a follow-up catscan from my previous PE nine months ago my health provider detected a 1" tumor in my left kidney. So I now have one kidney with the hope that I will be able to ride again in the near future. If anyone has had a similar experience, please advise how your recovery went.

    TD
    TD, I know a few folks who are doing just fine with 1 kidney, leading very active lives by riding bikes, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and getting out there and enjoying it all I know you'll be back out on the red rock trails in the very near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Thanks again to all the members who are helping with my recovery with your thoughtful postings. I feel being a mountain biker helps with the recovery of these types of challenges. We are normally in better shape than the general public and are use to a little pain now and then.

    We have a goal to get back on our bikes as soon as possible and realize to do so starts soon after surgery by getting up and walking around.

    TD
    TD we never met - hoping for a quick and full recovery for you. Have ridden Sedona a couple times and it is my favorite of the many places I have ridden. best wishes Heal up.

    Hope to meet you up next time I am in you neighborhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Best wishes Traildoc! My thoughts are with you. What size Pivot are you on in Zul's pic?

    A medium. That drop is pretty intimidating and the Firebird performed well.

    TD
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    Good to hear your positive attitude TD. Missed riding with you the past couple years in Whistler and hope we can hook up there again in the future. You'd be shocked to see Renegade now that all the loams been skidded off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    The doc says the recovery should take about six weeks, due mainly to the healing of the large incision to remove the kidney.

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    That incision can hurt quite a lot, but once the pain has worn off, you can essentially expect to be back to nearly full capability. I would not give the loss of a kidney a second thought long term.
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    Smile

    All of us homers wish you a quick and relatively pain free (through the wonders of modern
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    Best wishes, TD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Thanks to all members who have helped me get through the hospital stay of my recovery. In an hour or so I am checking out of my room. It just happens this is my 18th wedding anniversary, so I will be celebrating with my wife today.

    The doc says the recovery should take about six weeks, due mainly to the healing of the large incision to remove the kidney.

    TD
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    Slacker. Guess I won't call for a ride this weekend.

    Geez TD, do what the docs say and get healed up.

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    oh my...not fun! Sorry to hear of this, TD. Heal up quick and hopefully we see you on the bike soon.
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    Getting staples out tomorrow

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    Wish I had an email for the lady on porc so she could attach your ass to the foto of your stitches.

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    TD, Curious as to what prompted you to get checked out. Those kind of stories might prompt others to seek medical attention rather then dismiss it and possibly suffer consequences. Hope you get well soon. Best of luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suvlako
    TD, Curious as to what prompted you to get checked out. Those kind of stories might prompt others to seek medical attention rather then dismiss it and possibly suffer consequences. Hope you get well soon. Best of luck!!
    I was coming off nine months of cumadon and wanted to see how my pulmonary embolism looked, so I had a cat scan of my lungs. The lungs looked fine, but the cat scan showed a spot on my kidney. The next catscan on the kidney showed a 1 1/4 inch tumor. The rest is history.

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