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Re: Othy down

Postby ruscook » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:21 pm

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foo on patrol wrote:That's a great start! :)


+1

Heal well Othy!!

Best of luck on the recovery, but from the reports sounds like a great start!
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Re: Othy down

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:35 pm

Shoot!...heal quick!.
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Re: Othy down

Postby othy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:23 pm

Thanks for the support. Have dads iPad and am home resting. Transfer was impossible, no beds and they won't let you have one anyway. Ups and downs in gong hospital despite the top private cover. Have three carers wanting to be by my side so it was hard having them sit by the waiting room when I can't move my arms and no nurses were available. Probably sounding a bit pessimistic, but don't think I'm not 100% committed to physio and recovery.

Feels good to be home. The trip was exhausting, dad drove and is from Brisbane and found Sydney traffic awful from gong, much more pleasant on a bike.

Thanks again. I spend a lot of time on this forum and your comments mean a lot to me.
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Re: Othy down

Postby CommuRider » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:27 pm

Good to hear from you Othy! How are you managing to type on the ipad with the state of your arms? Thought you'd be using a paddle pop stick j/k.

Keep up us up to date with your progress as i am sure that writing about it will also help with your speedy recovery. A diary even.
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Re: Othy down

Postby othy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:31 pm

They want me using my arms as much as possible. I have no reach behind and very little strength, but am currently up and moving, doing physio exercises 4+ times a day and being forced to feed myself by my mean carers. All movement now apparently greatly affects movement Down the recovery path.

It's painful but I think of it like cycling intervals, which I took fairly seriously too. I've started logging my reps.
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Re: Othy down

Postby CommuRider » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:39 pm

othy wrote:being forced to feed myself by my mean carers.


I would ensure that the food i have to force myself to feed with would all be my favourites. Throw caution to the wind and enjoy the limited pleasure i have: foie gras, oysters, salmon roe, mangoes, smoked salmon, my favourite pizzas etc regain the appetite and then aim to lose all that weight when i return to cycling.
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Re: Othy down

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:46 pm

Good to have you home Othy, stay strong.

BTW, Uncle ChopChop called, he wants that cup o' concrete back. Reckons you don't need it :wink:

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Re: Othy down

Postby sogood » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:47 pm

Keep it up Tim. Bite your lips and keep moving. They are right that early progress has significant impact on the longer term prognosis... Keep those joints moving.

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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:45 pm

We know your got the right attitude Tim and that's why you are going to do the right thing

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Re: Othy down

Postby jules21 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:17 pm

that's a serious crash... all the best, heal well Othy. the body is resilient.
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Re: Othy down

Postby othy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:15 am

Thanks. Just had a visit from mike and mark. Feeling pretty positive today.
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Re: Othy down

Postby Chuck » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:28 am

jules21 wrote:that's a serious crash... all the best, heal well Othy. the body is resilient.


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Re: Othy down

Postby ruscook » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:16 pm

othy wrote:Thanks. Just had a visit from mike and mark. Feeling pretty positive today.

Sure it wasn't Mike and Mal? :wink:

Good luck, and keep the spirits up and do what the physio says!
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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:24 pm

othy wrote:Thanks. Just had a visit from mike and mark. Feeling pretty positive today.


It was good to see you

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Re: Othy down

Postby MichaelB » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:33 am

Must be nice to be at least in a home environment rather than the contant noise of the hospital.

Keep up the movement and be nice to the carers :D They might force you to eat masshed brussel sprouts with anchovy sauce .....
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Re: Re: Othy down

Postby othy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:39 am

MichaelB wrote:Must be nice to be at least in a home environment rather than the contant noise of the hospital.


Certainly a bit less beeping going on a home. I do miss the hospital beds.
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Re: Re: Othy down

Postby MichaelB » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:39 am

othy wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Must be nice to be at least in a home environment rather than the contant noise of the hospital.


Certainly a bit less beeping going on a home. I do miss the hospital beds.


Or getting woken up at all hours to get the vitals taken , and fed all sorts of stuff that is meant to be food....
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Re: Othy down

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:05 pm

What about the sponge baths Othy? :mrgreen:
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Re: Othy down

Postby foo on patrol » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:16 pm

Where's the latest update huh???????????????? :mrgreen:
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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:47 pm

I let Othy know your asking about him, I visited on Sunday and his bike was there and its amazing how little damage there is to it.

I posted this on my club forum about his bike

mikesbytes wrote:Lizanne and I visited Tim on Sunday morning, you could see the improvement over a week. A long way to go though.

The bizarre thing is the sheer lack of damage to his bike. There is a scratch on the right hood, a scratch on the rear derailleur and some minor damage to the seat. Excuse my crap phone camera photos. Click for biggies

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Re: Othy down

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:22 pm

Just goes too show that he was thinking of his bike and tried to get it off the asphalt! :mrgreen:
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Re: Othy down

Postby othy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:23 am

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Update time.
No more bandages or slings. Still can't move my arms much. Pain is well reduced, and I'm only taking some Panadeine Forte as required, which is basically just before bed. I can even sleep on my side for a small amount of time.

Doctor is very happy with how the bones have been placed in the sockets, and my current rate of healing. I still have another 4 weeks until a MRI and I find out if I have Avascular necrosis.

I have physio exercises that I do religiously 3 times a day. Light weights (and I'm talking 250g) that I do once a day. I also attend Hydrotherapy 3 times a week, which has helped enormously, if not just for the time spent buoyant.
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Re: Othy down

Postby CommuRider » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:02 pm

HI Othy,

Glad to hear you're recovering well and thanks for the update.
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Re: Othy down

Postby foo on patrol » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:29 pm

That's good to hear Othy. 8)

Hope you don't have that, (my nose bleeds trying to say it) but if you do, what can be done for the bone? :|
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Re: Othy down

Postby othy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:55 pm

foo on patrol wrote:That's good to hear Othy. 8)

Hope you don't have that, (my nose bleeds trying to say it) but if you do, what can be done for the bone? :|


Not a lot can be done. The first thing is my ortho has recommended an experimental drug that is used to treat perthes' disease, but I'll need to visit another specialist to see if that is an option for me. If that fails then I'll likely need joint replacements, which is not a good option as I'm only 29 and their lifespan is only about 10 years.
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