Rider down, clavicle out

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by HenryFL, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Totally agree here. Tuck and roll ASAP after ejection. Do NOT stick out your hands to brace the fall. huge mistake :cry

    Also, I totally recommend a really good set of bark busters - however - in an over the bars crash they can wack your hands pretty good. I have broken bones in both hands (a different times of course) from hitting bark busters on the way out of the cockpit.

    Good padded gloves help some.

    Here's a good trick for completely avoiding all motorcycle related injuries... STAY AT HOME ON THE COUCH.

    That simply doesn't work for me and I suspect few on this thread will take up that recommendation.
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  2. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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    LOL!!!

    My Ortho tried that line on my last week! Told him I'm not sitting at home and getting old and fat, I will ride!!!
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  3. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    Geez, I got pitched on the ground so hard and so fast there was no way to tuck and roll or anything else. It was SLAP! SLAP! BAM! Tank slapper and hit the ground. Sometimes excrement occurs.
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  4. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    We were talking about this Saturday night at dinner in CK on the CADS ride. If the rear kicks out, stay in that throttle. low slide > high side. Sure enough on Sunday while winding through some fun limerock roads, rear end on my XR decided to go for a slide...and a big one. I rememebered what I learned at a track day at Jennings; stay in the throttle, then lean it down for tuck and roll or just slide. Well, I decided to slide, as did the bike.

    Cycra bar busters did their job; gear shifter bent and new scratch on the tank, but I got right up and rode away.

    Frankly, no matter how experienced, safe, and protected we are, shit happens. That's why it makes the ride so much fun when you make it.
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  5. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    We were on a ride this weekend and a rider on a KLR went down hard after triple slide in mud. He was "out" for over 5 minutes and scared the shit out of all of us. Just before EMRs arrived he started to come out of it. Opted not to ride to ER but we would not let him ride back. I got truck and he rode back with me. Experienced solid rider. Yep shit happens.
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  6. HenryFL

    HenryFL Old: Molly

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    The bones are joining and healing, not crunching around anymore. But I did have another complication - a badly damaged vein complete with blot clot. This has become the most painful part of the whole ordeal. it sent me back to the ER last week. It seems to be calming down now, or I'm getting used to it, but I am headed to vascular doctor to check it next week. Also, have a severely hurting rib which I didn't even notice until a week into it when the swelling and shoulder pain went down. Doc said it is likely broken (it's all black and blue) but there is nothing to do about it since it obviously didn't puncture anything being that I'm alive and all. Clav still hurts of course but I can see now how it will heal and get better. At first I just couldn't imagine how a bone that busted up could heal, but it seems to be doing it. I hate seeing my whole right clav area a vastly different shape than the other side, and I am worried about how it is going to feel down the road with a giant cockeyed lump of bone sticking up. But I guess many have lived with that so we'll see. Doc leaning away from surgery now because it is joining up on its own.

    I've had some other painful things, like a full sinus surgery, and a knee cap reduction due to spurs, and never did I take the pain meds. Ok I took a few just for fun. But never really needed them. But with this clavicle, I took them full on in the first week, as it just throbbed at level 10 even when sitting perfectly still. Amazing how badly it hurt at first. I don't recommend it ; )
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  7. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    Glad to hear things are looking up. Pain killers never killed any pain for me, however they did take me to lala land and I cared a little less about said throbbing.
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  8. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    Nobody ever highsided with the throttle pinned.... it's just not possible :deal
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  9. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    ..and herein is the perfect visual to the lyrics.... Bum, bum, bum, another one bites the dust....

    Gotta hand it to her... She's a trooper!
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  10. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    You seem to be taking this all in stride however, all joking aside, pay bet special attention the extremity with the clot. I had a personal near death experience with this same issue.

    If you experience ANY shortness of breath, or if you notice ANY swelling in any of your extremities, RUN, do not walk, to the ER.

    Pay attention, don't ignore the signs... Take care.
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  11. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    How ya coming along Henry? Lot's of us have been there by the way.

    [​IMG]
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  12. HenryFL

    HenryFL Old: Molly

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    Not so great. Going back to dr Friday due to intensifying pain and some new swelling. All this now after it really seemed to be getting much better about a week ago. I wonder if I am getting a non union.
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  13. PFSGATORS

    PFSGATORS Adventurer

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    Yea, something wrong for sure. 6 weeks after I broke mine, It was sore to ride but I could. It wasn't long after that I was back in the game strong.

    Patrick
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  14. HenryFL

    HenryFL Old: Molly

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    X rays show that it is healing ok. extra pain just due to that it was a nasty break. he thinks I will end up taking three months to get through it all. starting therapy next well which might hurt but should help as well. My whole right shoulder is significantly differently shaped and sized now compared to the other side. hoping therapy will help me get it back to more the way it used to be but it will never reach one hundred percent because I lost some overall length in the bone.
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  15. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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    Have "fun" at PT Henry!!! My therapist (torturist) used the "tears from the eyeballs" method before she stopped... :evil
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  16. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    3 months huh? Yer no doubt gonna need someone to keep that WR fit for riding. :deal

    Oh yeah, that collarbone thing. Heal well my friend. And don't take any crap from from your therapist.
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