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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By Rex Nemo
Free Riders Recycle Oil Change Workshop in SF, Nov. 6th

Hey y'all,

Thanks to the sponsorship of Riders Recycle, I'm hosting another free oil/filter change class at Piston & Chain, Nov. 6th (Thursday), 7-10 PM. You don't have to be a member, just email...
Forum: Face plant 10-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
I was very insistent and managed to get my bone...

I was very insistent and managed to get my bone screws back, as well. Man, those suckers were surprisingly big!

http://rexnemo.smugmug.com/Other/Broken-Foot/i-6gHJD6g/0/L/IMG_8672-L.jpg...
Forum: Face plant 10-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Night Falcon, oh man. You are a true badass for...

Night Falcon, oh man. You are a true badass for enduring CRPS and riding, too; it's the syndrome that rates higher than anything else on the McGill Pain Scale: 42 out of 50 possible. Worse than...
Forum: Face plant 10-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,076
Posted By Rex Nemo
Madre de dios. That does indeed sound like a...

Madre de dios. That does indeed sound like a violent accident and a hell of a way to have your life changed. May the offending driver be held responsible--but more importantly, may your recovery be...
Forum: Face plant 10-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Benduro, that's awesome! I'm glad Evil Yoda was...

Benduro, that's awesome! I'm glad Evil Yoda was able to help put you back to rights. She's sure as hell not there to hold your hand, but I have learned more about anatomy and muscoskeletal dynamics...
Forum: Face plant 10-06-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 101,130
Posted By Rex Nemo
Brilliantly done. So much of what you've gone...

Brilliantly done. So much of what you've gone through, thought through, and recovered from resonates so strongly with my own experience. Well done, indeed, putting one piece of your life back...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Surgery day! I figured that screw removal was...

Surgery day! I figured that screw removal was going to be a relatively minor procedure, but after all the damage and endless slogs to the hospital and surgeries before, I was unduly jumpy about the...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Riding and hiking are two of my favorite ways to...

Riding and hiking are two of my favorite ways to explore the world, and I've been quite giddy with delight at getting them back. I was stuck at the 6-mile mark, but still, just getting out of bed and...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
The insurance company ended up flatly denying my...

The insurance company ended up flatly denying my claim, but after several months of appeals, workarounds, and negotiation, another surgery date was set for the end of September. I've been riding my...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 391,141
Posted By Rex Nemo
I remember that ride! I was sooooo impressed at...

I remember that ride! I was sooooo impressed at your duct-tape engineering. :beer
Forum: Face plant 07-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yeah, I try to keep the local podiatry department...

Yeah, I try to keep the local podiatry department entertained with my colorful toenail polish. :evil The corticosteroid injection actually proved to be pretty helpful; over the course of a week I...
Forum: Face plant 07-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,651
Posted By Rex Nemo
As someone who banged myself up pretty...

As someone who banged myself up pretty significantly last year in a bike wreck, this is darn good to hear. BRAVO, sir.

I know it isn't easy--I have a taste of the significant chronic pain you're...
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,169
Posted By Rex Nemo
I hear you on big (ish) bikes on the dirt--nursed...

I hear you on big (ish) bikes on the dirt--nursed my sweetheart through 2 busted ankles from dropping her DR650, both on dirt. The last one got a little tricky since it happened out in the middle of...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
After much struggle, pain, and...

After much struggle, pain, and surgeon-convincing, I have a surgery date coming up to remove the bone screws! I've been developing bony growths near the tips of the large 1st metatarsal screws, and...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 101,130
Posted By Rex Nemo
Now THAT is good to hear. Congratulations. I...

Now THAT is good to hear. Congratulations. I climbed back on a bike on 4/28/14, a day shy of one year after my big wreck last year. Feels complicated and painful and joyous, eh? Many more fine rides...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
I have so much progress to report! For now, I'm a...

I have so much progress to report! For now, I'm a touch perversely proud of being a minor footnote in the annals of Science. Here's a poster presentation given on my case recently--glad I could help...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 48,310
Posted By Rex Nemo
Nicely said! My level of connoiseurship of pain...

Nicely said! My level of connoiseurship of pain has indeed increased tremendously. :1drink

The structural impingement pain has been a bright directional signal, indeed. Yow! The chronic stuff...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Rex Nemo
Free Riders Recycle Oil Change Class in San Francisco, June 12th

Free Riders Recycle Oil Change Class at Piston & Chain
<hr style="color:#D1D1E1" size="1"> Riders Recycle is sponsoring a free motorcycle oil/filter change class at Piston &...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,181
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yup, Moto Shop is great--and quite popular. Easy...

Yup, Moto Shop is great--and quite popular. Easy to recycle oil and filters there. I'd love to have more options for recycling tires without paying for it...but so far my local dump and local shops...
Forum: Face plant 04-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 48,310
Posted By Rex Nemo
Good to hear of others' progress. I have been...

Good to hear of others' progress. I have been working with my PT (aka Evil Yoda) weekly and doing everything she prescribes, no matter how much it hurts--often a lot! :rofl
Calf raises in the pool,...
Forum: Face plant 03-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 48,310
Posted By Rex Nemo
That cobbler list is an excellent resource....

That cobbler list is an excellent resource. Thanks! I'll be taking a pair of beloved Wesco boots over to a local cobbler today to see if he can stretch them through the instep, so I can wear 'em...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 48,310
Posted By Rex Nemo
I feel ya. I don't particularly want another...

I feel ya. I don't particularly want another surgery, but I sure want those bone screws out of there! When the nerve bangs on the screw head it really ruins the next couple of hours. The physical...
Forum: Face plant 03-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yuuup--I had never heard of compartment syndrome...

Yuuup--I had never heard of compartment syndrome til I nearly lost a limb. Yow. I was very grateful to the young intern who recognized it. I'm told that if a fasciotomy is not performed within 6...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Damn, that looks like hell! :huh Also rather...

Damn, that looks like hell! :huh Also rather familiar, sadly. I'm glad I didn't have to deal with a neck injury and a staph infection on top of my already-existing injury! Good thing we humans are so...
Forum: Face plant 02-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
I've now moved up to doing 3-4 hours or so of...

I've now moved up to doing 3-4 hours or so of physical therapy every day. I WILL be whole again, will be a free human being exploring the world on two legs.

Hiking in Sibley Regional Park with...
Forum: Face plant 02-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 102,909
Posted By Rex Nemo
Hell yes! I wasn't banged up remotely as badly as...

Hell yes! I wasn't banged up remotely as badly as you, but I remember the painful exhilaration of the first steps I took. One bite at a time, indeed. :clap
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 48,310
Posted By Rex Nemo
Oh man, that sidecar rig looks awesome! The foot,...

Oh man, that sidecar rig looks awesome! The foot, on the other hand, looks like the bottom of a hardware drawer...:rofl

I'm seeing big gains since doing regular physical therapy and getting a YMCA...
Forum: Face plant 01-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,065
Posted By Rex Nemo
I like you. :rofl Nice to get 2 sides of the...

I like you. :rofl

Nice to get 2 sides of the same story! Heal well, dude. And as someone who banged myself rather thoroughly even on a small bike, don't feel too bad. Traction loss happens.
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
On our way back through SoCal, we stopped for a...

On our way back through SoCal, we stopped for a night to meet a different group of buddies in Anza-Borrego. We camped in Split Mountain Gorge, and explored Fish Creek Wash, with all its amazing...
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Hell yeah! I'm seriously considering trying the...

Hell yeah! I'm seriously considering trying the John Muir Trail this summer/early fall, if I can swing it. We'll see what my cranky physical therapist has to say about that. :rofl She's been spot on...
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
I agree--I just needed some relief from the...

I agree--I just needed some relief from the intense pain of the dropped metatarsal contacting the pavement before any other part of the foot. It felt like walking on a knuckle. OUCH. The PT mentioned...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yup, even the surgeon suggested hiking/athletic...

Yup, even the surgeon suggested hiking/athletic insoles as a possibility. An insole and the felt horseshoe got me goin' ok on a walk with a friend and her dog this morning--glorious day, too.

234...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Walking. WALKING. WALKING! The...

Walking.

WALKING.

WALKING!

The surgeon took a look at my foot and my x-rays today, and said, "good job, your bones are all healed." And he cleared me to walk, once again! He apologized for...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
I have been continuing to struggle with the...

I have been continuing to struggle with the medical bureaucracy at Highland...on my last visit, one of the interns or admins lost my chart (yep, they still use paper charts). My chart ended up in...
Forum: Face plant 11-22-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 101,130
Posted By Rex Nemo
Wooo! Out of the hospital! It's a big step....

Wooo! Out of the hospital! It's a big step. Doesn't everything feel especially heightened and awesome after escaping from a too-long hospital stay?
Forum: Face plant 11-22-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 102,909
Posted By Rex Nemo
really glad to hear that you've gone from...

really glad to hear that you've gone from preparing yourself to lose the leg, to getting ready to walk in water!
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 48,310
Posted By Rex Nemo
It'll be interesting to see how much of an...

It'll be interesting to see how much of an improvement the new design will be over the old. Those peglegs are a pretty excellent idea, in any case--just be ready to deal with getting lots of weird...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
Have fun with those wheelies, man, just keep your...

Have fun with those wheelies, man, just keep your head, keep that foot over the rear brake, wear good boots, don't chop the throttle or turn the bars! The DR350 will come up just fine with a little...
Forum: Face plant 11-03-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,119
Posted By Rex Nemo
It made me tear up a bit to see the photo of her...

It made me tear up a bit to see the photo of her doing the moose sign back at you. There is a long struggle ahead, but this was the beginning of her road home to recovery, it seems. My own gf is a...
Forum: Face plant 11-03-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,242
Posted By Rex Nemo
The surgeon was fascinated with the peg-leg...

The surgeon was fascinated with the peg-leg iWalkFree (http://iwalk-free.com/) thing, too--he took photos and said he'd never seen one before, and would suggest it to his more athletic patients. It's...
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