I started physical therapy

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby PayneTrain » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:03 am

Congrats on the progress, Doc! I'm currently writing from bed, possibly looking forward to my own round of PT after dropping my motorcycle on my underprotected foot, and I have a renewed appreciation for the work that goes into recovery. The human body is amazing in what it can recover from, and I never underestimate its abilities. In fact, I probably overestimate it. Keep going strong my friend, I'll be looking to you for inspiration soon!

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I was raised in a family who ignored the problem, which is hardly healthy or productive. I've combined that with the total opposite philosophy of staring a problem in the face, and I think it's resulted in an attitude of going at problems like I'm going to win, like it's just a traffic jam on my road of life. Still not the best way of thinking because I'm not always realistic and can sometimes overlook parts of the process, but nonetheless, I like it. It's gotten me through a lot with style that confuses others. And best of all, so far, I've been 100% right! Someday I'll be wrong, but even then, I think I'd like to hit that wall head first.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:02 am

Ouch! That sounds painful. Did you break anything?

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:01 pm

I’m starting to think motorcycles might be dangerous....

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:32 am

You might be right.

Lawrence of Arabia was killed on one...an Indian Chief.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby ChrisinHove » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:01 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:32 am
You might be right.

Lawrence of Arabia was killed on one...an Indian Chief.
It *was* a v-twin but a JAP engined Brough Superior. His eighth of which, awaiting delivery when he died on his seventh, is on display in the Imperial War Museum, London. They cost as much as a house, apparently!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brough_Superior

When I was at school you could ride a 250 without any training. In the era of kamikaze 2-strokes like the Yamaha RD250 and Suzuki RG250Gamma, unsurprisingly every class lost at least one lad. :(

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby PayneTrain » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:21 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:02 am
Ouch! That sounds painful. Did you break anything?
It was, but not so bad that I couldn't ride 2 hours home on it. I broke my 5th metatarsal, the bone in the outside of your foot. The surgeon must have done a bang-up job cuz it doesn't hurt at all now. I haven't taken any of the dope they gave me. Feels like kind of a waste. The recovery surely won't be anything like what you've been going through and I'm already hating it, so believe me when I say I really feel for you!

It was a dumb accident though. I was trail riding on my DR650 and hit a slick mud puddle while riding lazily as if I were on pavement. The bike slid out and pinned my foot against apparently the only thing on the ground that wasn't mud. I now have as close to ski boots as they make for motorcycles coming in the mail, and a vow to improve my technique. It is stupid easy to get hurt on these things, as my injury illustrates, but as long as I can still do it physically, I'll just put on as much armor as I can and do the best that I can. It's just such a cool way to see the world!
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