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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:02 pm

After pushing the doctor to the point where I had him yelling at me I got him to refer me for an MRI on my hip (he was happy with a dodgy ultrasound I was not). This discovered I have a Labral tear in my hip. I now have an appointment to see an orthpedic specialist. The saga continues. Lets just say I probably wont be back for a little while still.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:13 pm

Sorry to hear that mate
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby ft_critical » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:52 pm

Sorry to hear that too. That broken car window photo is kind of a cool hardman trophy but it is probably wearing out by now.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby Karati » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:34 am

Ouch! After a few weeks holiday with a very painful and debilitating torn adductor I could imagine that this is really uncomfortable.

Panadol osteo and voltaren 25 was pretty helpful for me. :D
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:21 pm

Bugger! :(

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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:44 pm

After trying many things I am in for surgery on my hip next Thurs.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby ft_critical » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:13 pm

vander wrote:After trying many things I am in for surgery on my hip next Thurs.


What's the prognosis for recovery? Or do you have to hang out with Grandma's for a while?
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Good luck with it all Vander... hopefully we get back to your over enthusiastic training and racing posts soon!.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:13 pm

ft_critical wrote:
What's the prognosis for recovery? Or do you have to hang out with Grandma's for a while?


Prognosis isnt too bad its an arthroscopy and possible he will reattach the labrum to the bone depending on how it looks. He said I will be fine with day to day activities within 2 weeks and probably back to pretty much fully functional in a month or so.

@TLL: I have a feeling it will be a while till I am back to anywhere near what I was able to do before I have done less than 10x30min sessions since the accident. I am lacking any motivation to do any training at the moment knowing I will need more time off in a week.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby scotto » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:36 pm

Who's doing it Dan ??
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:25 pm

scotto wrote:Who's doing it Dan ??


Dr Andrew Strokon, he is a local guy did my Dad's knee and from what I have seen of him he seems to know his stuff.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:05 pm

My advice is to do it all gradually Vander and this way, you should come back strong. :idea:

If you don't, I will have to just track you down and give you a flogging with a pump. :mrgreen:

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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby Porridgewog » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:31 pm

Did wonder where you had disappeard to mate...whats happened to Mr too?Grech
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby Strawburger » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:09 pm

vander wrote:
scotto wrote:Who's doing it Dan ??


Dr Andrew Strokon, he is a local guy did my Dad's knee and from what I have seen of him he seems to know his stuff.


Apologies, i missed out on you last updates. He did my knee, he did a very good job. You are in good hands there. When he did my arthroscopy I was back playing football within 3 weeks, running within 2. Take it easy, give it time for the swelling to come down and you'll be as good if not better than pre accident.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:21 pm

Porridgewog wrote:Did wonder where you had disappeard to mate...whats happened to Mr too?Grech


Grechy had an accident while skiing he is back on the bike but not yet back to racing.

Surgery was done last Thurs back to hobbling around. See him on Fri to find out what actually went down but he said he had to do more then he expected. I was given crutches post surgery which I used for a day or 2 but am not bothering with anymore.

Will update again after Fri. I am sure there is a light at the end of this tunnel......somewhere.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Another 3-6months out.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby twizzle » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:42 pm

vander wrote:Another 3-6months out.


Crap. But you are still alive, it could have been a lot worse.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:19 pm

For those still following. I am back on the bike. While I am not back to 100% the doctor said it wont do any harm getting back on the bike. I have been back for 1.5 weeks and really I am feeling better than I have in over 6months, both mentally and physically. I am taking it relatively easy for the first few weeks getting more serious after I have been back for 4 weeks. I plan to get back to racing after about 3 months (maybe), and plan to be back to around what I was in about 4 months and going to aim at some races in around Sept I think. These are preliminary plans and I am going to see how it goes and adjust on the fly.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:22 pm

Good to hear Vander.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby Strawburger » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:41 pm

Great stuff!

So the knee is holding up after surgery and recovery?
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby ft_critical » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:47 pm

Great to hear.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby vander » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:50 pm

Strawburger wrote:Great stuff!

So the knee is holding up after surgery and recovery?


It was the hip :) but before starting riding I didnt think it was going that well and now I have started riding it actually feels better. Not 100% sure yet seeing how it goes day by day.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby toppity » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:05 am

good luck mate.
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby Strawburger » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:35 am

vander wrote:
Strawburger wrote:Great stuff!

So the knee is holding up after surgery and recovery?


It was the hip :) but before starting riding I didnt think it was going that well and now I have started riding it actually feels better. Not 100% sure yet seeing how it goes day by day.


Close enough! :oops: It's been that long my memory is fading!!!

Good to hear there is improvement
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Re: Vander's Tour to Canberra

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:14 pm

8) :mrgreen:

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