The rehabilitation of Sir Gustave Sabastian (‘Gus’)

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    All I can say is that I'm thankful I'm not on Nelson then.

    I've put up the front view of the spine as well. Yes, the vertebrae is compressed & fractured. The compression puts pressure on nerves as they exit the spinal column, resulting in pain & altered sensation. Potentially, I'll be shorter than I was.

    I don't know the answers to your questions. I think of this as an over extension injury. I'm guessing the weakness in the back / legs is in part due to torn muscle / ligament. My orthopaedic surgeon is confident that things will heal with no intervention (except needing to wear the brace), & no longer term issues.
  2. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    He does house calls...
  3. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    is it this one?

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  4. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Yup, that's the sucker. :D Should be a rectangular shape, not a wedgie, and about twice the height...
  5. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    gis a call or something if ya need anything.I dont do rooves though
  6. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    So how's the frame reinforcing going? Still got those brackets welded onto ya?:D
  7. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    I wonder if his rake angle has changed.
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Yep, now built for straight line stability.
  9. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    • Could not recommend the mod for undamaged frames
    • The supporting frame jig is still in place & may be required for some time yet. Cosmetically ugly.
    • The area where the damage has been repaired is missing supporting cabling (noticeable dent in the bodywork), but appears to be becoming work hardened.
    • The frame has good straight line stability, but no good if thrown into bends. (Think a Harley with floorboards).
    • Seated positioning is fine for a limited time (DRZ seat).
    • Performs better once on the move.
    • Side & centre stands are weak & collapse if asked to support the frame stand still for any length of time.
    • Overall, the frame is noticeably slower than pre-repair & is lacking endurance - but appears to be improving as mileage increases
    • Fuel overflow still has some sporadic issues, which creates a feedback loop, overheats the engine, & slows the whole system down.

    The longest break I’ve had from work for 17 years…:D And I don't have to do the dishes, or make the bed...
  10. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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  11. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    operating system seems unaffected
  12. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    DOS with 512kb ram always was pretty robust
    just pretty slow to respond
  13. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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  14. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Still alive?
  15. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Who is up for a Beer, Bullshit & Pizza Night at my place Thursday 14th Feb (Valentines Day - :huh doh)? From 6.30 pm. All welcome to attend. If you don't know where I live, PM me.

    Yup, still here, still off work, but ACC medical certificate runs out Mon 18th Feb
  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    A day of firsts today.

    Back to work for the first time since I broke my back on the 4th Jan. I think they missed me (there is a large backlog to catch up)...

    Also went for my first ride - rode Mandy's scooter up to the garage (in t-shirt, shorts, & Samoan safety sandals - ATGATT). She pulled the garage door up & down for me (automated garage door opener - don't think it'll last). Bumps are...problematic.

    Last Saturday I was off the drugs - but tonight I succumbed again.

    Get to see the Orthopaedic Surgeon again Wed
  17. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    You be a good boy until your are 100%. Don't stuff this up.
  18. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    +1
    You may only get one chance for your back to be healed. Look what happened to adv950:pain
    i may need someone to show me around when I get my shit together & catch the ferry up.
  19. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    u keen on doing a lot of road side repairs :rofl
  20. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    so - after 3 days back - how are you coping???