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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by RedRocket, May 11, 2011.

  1. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    You cannot practice panic braking, that's why it's called that... You just get better at not panicking but when faced with real out-of-control danger and get caught off guard your reactions are much worst that your actual riding abilities... If your clutch was operating normally maybe this thread wouldn't exist...
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    first of all i feel better than yesterday.
    went to see the ortho surgeon and new x-rays show that when they put my shoulder back in the broken wedge went back to it's original spot meaning no surgery there unless something strange happens.

    he explained that when shoulders get dislocated often you either tear ligaments or break the bone.
    he also took me out of the big brace that strapped the arm to my stomach and sold me a sling. it's very sore but i have lot's more mobility, i should now be able to wipe my butt and bathe.:clap

    i have an appt. tomorrow to see about my hand:huh

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  3. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    let me rephrase - 'threshold braking'
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    gelandestrasse Fidem Scit

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    I'd bet kevlar lined pants (Draggin Jeans etc.) would have helped with the knees.

    Get well soon.
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  5. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    I can't believe you type that fast with that thing... :lol3
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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    thanks.
    you know i was wearing a pair of khaki pants and there is only one tiny hole in one knee.
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  7. PT Rider

    PT Rider Been here awhile

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    The best thing I've found to keep scabs soft and clean is medicated petroleum jelly. It can be hard to find now that Vaseline brand is no longer making it. I've used it for years on the job for burns and abrasions.
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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    another good day!


    first of all i managed to dress myself,brush my teeth and hair, and i can put on my sling by myself.

    even better i saw the hand surgeon and they don't want to dig into it. the bone is only 1/4 inch shorter and said if they try and reset it that the muscles will just pull it out again. they straightened it some with painful pressure on the cast which a 2nd set of x-rays showed, and the new cast is less restrictive on my fingers and thumb so the hand is now more useful.
    hopefully the other arm will be out of the sling in 2 weeks.
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  9. RydRy

    RydRy Been here awhile

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    sorry to hear about it but thanks for sharing all the details- may help someone- as for the wipping- I had a similiar incident and ended up getting a toilet bowl cleaner and wrapping the toilet paper around it then I could reach- thanks to an occupational therapist who showed that to me!!! get better soon
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  10. Roadrunner

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    Coconut oil will work, and it isn't petrol-based. Find it at health food stores.
    (BTW, you can eat it too :D).

    I hope you heal up soon! :thumb
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  11. ka5ysy

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    Actually you can and should practice "Quick Stops" all the time. That gets the muscle memory into the automatic reaction mode where you know instantly what to do, and more importantly, how much brake (threshold braking) you can get to quickly without locking the front tire. This skill, like swerves and stopping in curves, is a volatile skill that will go away without constant practice to refresh it. This particular episode would likely not have happened in an ABS equipped bike depending on the space cushion available between the vehicles. Like ABS or not, it would definitely have prevented the locked front wheel drop.

    The other thing we can learn from this is that the preride inspection is critical: If something is not functioning correctly, fix it or do not ride.
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  12. Weldman

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    for a 1-mile ride to the ER that cost me $387 and change. The cop on the scene said he wasn't allowed to give me a ride to the hospital. Fire truck guys said they "had to" put me on a backboard etc. to give me a lift there. Next time I'll fucking walk if I'm able.

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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  14. tserts

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    Can you drag your butt across the floor like a Dog?:evil:D:rofl
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  16. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    yesterday i had a friend tell me story about rolling a towel up like a snake and doing that.

    thankfully the pain meds stopped me up for the first few days. by the time it was necessary i was out of the shoulder brace and into a removable sling so i could reach ok.
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    Bag Balm will work to keep your scabbage supple. Heal quick.
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  18. tserts

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    There you go!

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  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Got the cast off my hand on Friday, and now that the swelling has gone down I can see things better. After new X-rays at the Orthopedic surgeon's office I'm told that it looks OK, and I'll need a couple of more months of healing. The bone is sticking up out of the top of my hand, so I wasn't too happy overall. :huh I've only been seen by the Physician's assistant, I've never met the actual hand doctor, though he has seen my X-rays. It was explained to me that I have about a 40 degree angle from the break, and they normally only operate when they're over 45. Also the bone is short by just under 1/2", and only over a 1/2" do they normally operate to correct it.

    I went to see a doctor 'friend' and showed him the hand, and the pictures. He said " They're going fix that, aren't they?" I explained what I was told, and he wasn't too pleased with the diagnosis, telling me that I'll likely lose most of my grip strength, and that the tendons will have a tough time riding over the raised bone, and likely tear over time, and bother me forever. He set me up with a different hand specialist next week to go and get a 2nd opinion. I'm looking forward to hearing the view of someone else.
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  20. tserts

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    Shit that doesn't sound good... Get even more opinions, don't risk grip strength, it will came back and bite you... Best wishes and I hope all this ends well.
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