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Old 07-23-2008, 10:27 PM   #86
Bigger Al
Still a stupid tire guy
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Auburn, CA
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Well, I have another update that hopefully will spur anyone on who's on the fence about getting work done to relieve pain.

The surgeon at UC Davis realeased me from my crutches on 7/16. The only restriction I was given was the following: "Don't do anything stupid. Don't dislocate your hip. Have at it big fella."

I've had at it.

I've been able to put on about 500 miles on both bikes over the last week, and today my family and I hiked a trail on Donner Summit that was just short of 5 miles. I'm simply amazed that I am able to do this at the 8-week mark in my recovery. There were many rest stops along the way, of course, and I'm plenty sore, (mostly my back and right ankle) but things went better than I could have hoped for. My longest stretch was just over a mile, and there was some very rough terrain and elevation changes. All in all, I couldn't be more pleased with how things have progressed.

I am a truly lucky guy.
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."

Steve McQueen

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