Gretaboy’s recovery

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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby find_bruce » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:54 am

Braking & changing gears is probably great therapy for your hands too :mrgreen:
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby westab » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:08 am

find_bruce wrote:Braking & changing gears is probably great therapy for your hands too :mrgreen:


Also the spirit, the head, and so many other things.... ah just too many to think about.

Great work Gretaboy - just fab :D
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby g-boaf » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:28 am

gretaboy wrote:Found out today that there are some recumbent trikes here at the rehab unit, am pushing hard to get access to them so I can get out on the little track they have here. Saw another patient doing laps this morning and I was jealous.

even asked about bringing my last road bike here with a stationary trainer to practice and got told they already have a stationary trainer....things are looking up, might be on a bike sooner than I thought


Awesome - I hope to pay you another visit shortly.

gretaboy wrote:Saw another patient doing laps this morning and I was jealous.


That's very, very good. 8)
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby Robinho » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:55 am

I can see a short track race/kom battle ensuing!
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:19 pm

gretaboy wrote:
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gretaboy wrote:Found out today that there are some recumbent trikes here at the rehab unit...


Oh dear...I'm assuming the beard has already started growing and the sandals are on order? ;)


Haha...no fear of the beard happening. I would b kicked out to the doghouse permanently if I had anything close to resembling a beard.

I see the recumbent as another way to strengthen my right leg....to get moving by pedal would b so good


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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby gretaboy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:48 pm

Did it...got myself onto a recumbent trike today and had some fun...my aim now is to try and get on the trike each day and cycle, build the cardio and legs up
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby find_bruce » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:54 pm

Woo hoo!! Strava ?? :mrgreen:
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby gretaboy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:10 pm

find_bruce wrote:Woo hoo!! Strava ?? :mrgreen:

How funny you say that, said to the rehab staff member who oversaw my first attempt that I might have to create a strava segment...but strava segments are now in the past
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:07 am

gretaboy wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Woo hoo!! Strava ?? :mrgreen:

How funny you say that, said to the rehab staff member who oversaw my first attempt that I might have to create a strava segment...but strava segments are now in the past


What do you mean the past? :?

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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby Jimbobtwoshoes » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:54 am

I wish him well and a good recovery, I myself have just come home from close to 4 months in hospital with 3 of those being at a spinal rehab facility in Melbourne, So when I say I have an understanding of what Gretaboy has been going through I mean it. From the video that trailgumby posted it looks like you are going really well, I hope it keeps up at the same rate and does not plateau any time soon. My injury is a lot lower down and I'm still getting about on crutches and a wheelchair for longer distances. Keep up the good work as you are only going to get better and stronger if your moving that well only a month after your accident!
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby Rhubarb » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:08 pm

I wish you both speedy recoveries.

Depending on the nature of your injuries recumbent trikes might be good options for you both long term. The ultimate recumbent trike of course is a velomobile. I have a mango sport velomobile which is my daily commuter. I have done over 10000kms now and still really enjoy it. It is slower up hills since it weighs 30kgs, but its about 25% faster on the flats and even better on the downhills.

I really hope you both make full recoveries that make all options available to you, but I just thought I'd let you know that if you are going to be restricted to a recumbent trike, you can still have a LOT of fun!!!!

Oh and 9 of my 10 strava KOMs were set in the velomobile, so thats not ruled out either.

PPS - Whilst strongly recommended, wizard beards and sandals are not actually mandatory to ride recumbents ;-)
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby westab » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:08 pm

gretaboy wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Woo hoo!! Strava ?? :mrgreen:

How funny you say that, said to the rehab staff member who oversaw my first attempt that I might have to create a strava segment...but strava segments are now getting fast


corrected that for you

ps log the kms - its the road back to commuting so I say that they count (any other who have a different opionion feel free to be wrong :mrgreen: )
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby gretaboy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:28 pm

Jimbobtwoshoes wrote:I wish him well and a good recovery, I myself have just come home from close to 4 months in hospital with 3 of those being at a spinal rehab facility in Melbourne, So when I say I have an understanding of what Gretaboy has been going through I mean it. From the video that trailgumby posted it looks like you are going really well, I hope it keeps up at the same rate and does not plateau any time soon. My injury is a lot lower down and I'm still getting about on crutches and a wheelchair for longer distances. Keep up the good work as you are only going to get better and stronger if your moving that well only a month after your accident!
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Jim, am sorry to hear that you have had and am on a similar journey as the one I am on

All I can say is stay positive, you are alive, life is great. This thread is about my journey but please feel free to also share your achievements here.

I am so lucky with what I have regained but I am aslo stubborn and refuse to let this beat me
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby Jimbobtwoshoes » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:16 pm

I agree with you 100% there mate :) I'm walking so far as I'm concerned anything else is a bonus as my legs did not work at all for about 6 weeks.
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby westab » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:25 pm

Jim I am wishing you a continued full recovery as well - actually to both of you gentlemen. Keep up the good work. Thinking of you both now.
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby bychosis » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:18 am

Amazing to see the recovery efforts. Keep it up.
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby gretaboy » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:03 am

I have had some great news in the last day or so re ongoing support and rehab. The nsw system changed regarding cover travelling to and from work, now people are covered by a new program which every driver contributes via ctp...look at your ctp slip/paper and you will a small amount goes to this program. We were informed yesterday that I have been accepted into the program...this is a huge relief to us, especially with regards my ongoing rehab once out of this rehab unit.

I am also hoping they will assist me getting back on a bike or recumbent...either buy a recumbent or modify a bike if my balance allows me to ride one.

I have also been given overnight leave from my "prison cell" so we can go and see the Lion King show tomorrow....am even allowed to stay overnight at a hotel. Will make me feel somewhat normal, been six weeks stuck in hospitals.

Also got an appointment with a nuero surgeon on monday re my spinal fractures and hopefully, fingers crossed, my neck brace can come off, sick and tired of the neck brace despite knowing it is there for a good reason.
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby g-boaf » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:59 am

That's good news - takes a load of worry away. :)
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby Jimbobtwoshoes » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:44 am

That's great news! The overnight leave and that time with loved ones helps recharge the batteries for the rest of your time in rehab. Good luck with the neck brace I hope it comes off, I shared a room with a fellow wearing one and saw the smile on his face when it came off I'd say it will be the same as the one on your face when it comes off!!
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:37 am

Great to hear GB. 8)

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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby newbris » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:32 am

Great news about the ctp cover gretaboy. Hope you and your wife enjoy your night out tonight.
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby trailgumby » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:43 pm

Seems like I won't make it over to see you this weekend. Missus needed the car yesterday and it looks like you're too busy having fun today! :lol:

*Might* be able to get over next Sunday arvo, more likely the following weekend. In the meantime, keep up the good work. See if you can book a pair of those recumbents - I'll bring the GoPros and race you 'round the grounds ;)
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby Pedaling » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:09 pm

That is great news about the CTP mate. Glad that is one less thing on your mind.
You seem to be getting stronger at a super human rate.
Thanks for sharing your journey GB, and I hope you lose the noose real soon.
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby find_bruce » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:40 pm

Are we going to hear how your leave pass went, or are you going to make me wait until I visit tomorrow ? :D
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Re: Gretaboy’s recovery

Postby moosterbounce » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:43 am

First taste of freedom and I reckon he's done a runner. Hope he's not wearing a gown as he may struggle with those ties at the back :shock: ;)

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