Cycle South ♾

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. knight

    knight Long timer

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    Spent 5 weeks in Canoa , and drank at least 2 beers everyday seated outside the Surf Shak

    I read that it had collapsed in the 2016 earthquake and the wonderful owners had been badly injured
  2. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Great video, cute kid shouting out "see you later alligator" . Keep them videos and pics coming. You've got enough for two lifetimes I am sure.
  3. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Long timer

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    Good times, great memories, eh? Nicely put together, that video. Tuk tuks - I love those things.
  4. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Yeah. Canoa was wiped out. Nothing two story or more survived. Now the building are much smaller and lower. The pictures I saw were crazy. Lots of lost life.

    Thanks. More to come

    I went on a number of hired tuk tuk rides. Only a few were calm lol. Thanks
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  5. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi Supporter

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    You are approaching 8 weeks since the surgery. How is the leg, mobility, nerves etc. doing?

    2 days till the next Dr. visit?

    Apart from PT needed, any other issues?
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  6. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Hey Brian!
    Am trying hard every day to straighten the leg, add weight while crutching, but it’s difficult. It gets to a certain level and just stops. Like the knee can’t open any further. Maybe this will be improved as I begin PT. And yeah, the first visit to a specialist is this Friday at 10:30 am.

    Pain in general is down, but it has its moments.
    I really don’t feel much progress on the issue of the nerve damage. I still have no motor control in lifting the left foot. Can’t even really lift the toes. Still trying to remain positive. I’ve been told by friends with severe injuries that it took years at times to get feeling/motor control back.
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  7. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi Supporter

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    Yup! Lots or work ahead, probably for several years to come!

    My right arm had a severe break and fractures to the ulnar at the wrist, 6" plate and 12 screws in '14. Initially the Dr's said 12 weeks for the bones to heal (not the 6 weeks most fractures are advised). Took several years to get most of the nerve and tendon damage in my hand to work. Some still not right. Some say nerve damage takes up to 2 years and after that nothing? My advantage was that I am a leftie and don't need to walk on it or it bear weight. Right hand works, but a lot of strength not back.

    Persevere and constantly work every aspect of the leg. Dr. visit and new X-Rays should be interesting.
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  8. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Here is another video from the depths of my archive. This was taken my first night in Peru in the city of Jaen. A group of grade school students had a parade. Lots of cool candle lanterns. Get a feel for life in a town in Northern Peru.
  9. Sunday Rider

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    Those lanterns were beautiful and imaginative. I like the 3 wheeled utility vehicles, some nice fabrication. Looked like a real fun time.
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  10. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    No child with a cell phone in view! :clap
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  11. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    I’m done with my initial visit with Dr. Alfonso.
    Younger guy, specializing in crushing-type injuries.
    He was very up front. The nerve damage causing my “drop foot” problem may never heal properly enough to allow me to walk with normality again. He also warned against any physical activity or even weighting the foot for another four weeks.
    New prescription for a drug to calm the nerve endings in the knee.
    Not have to get custom orthotics for a brace to hold my foot at a normal angle. Also need to start PT in about four weeks.
    Trying to stay positive BF8E7C4E-FD48-4911-86C9-1AC238E0710D.jpeg B63C70DC-8D2D-4B37-BEB8-737155BF2931.jpeg
  12. td63

    td63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well, shit. I'm really sorry.
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  13. Sunday Rider

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    Dang, that is some picture. Was the Doc happy about the progress so far? I know he didn't tell you what you had hoped to hear, but you are a positive person.
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  14. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    Damn Dan, I’m glad you got in to see Dr Alfonso but I wish he had better news for you. That’s some serious metal you’re packing, but I guess the bones aren’t your biggest issue. Sitting here two days after rotator cuff repair and knowing I’ve got six weeks in a sling before I can start rehab doesn’t seem so bad now. Wishing you all the best in getting sufficient, if not full, function back.
  15. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    He wasn’t happy that the surgeon in Texas, even a month after the request, hadn’t sent any of my records here yet.
    He said progress as far as bones healing and soft tissue healing looks normal. It’s the nerva damage that’s at issue.
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  16. flei

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    I'm not a neurologist, but know that nerve damage is difficult to assess and the long term outcome difficult to predict. They can tell what isn't working now, but knowing what the permanent nerve damage might be is hard to predict. Nerves can regenerate, but do so slowly. I think the doc gave you the worst case scenario so you would be prepared for it. PT will help. Time will help. Stick with whatever rehab they give you, stay active and think positive thoughts!
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  17. dondesmo

    dondesmo Senior Squid

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    Keep positive. I got pretty low at times with my broken tibia but slow and steady work pays off.
    On St Pattys Day 2019 I broke my tibia in 3 places when low siding my Ducati. The top break was about 6" above the end of the tibia. The second break was about an inch below that and that break also split the tibia lengthwise to the end of the bone. The orthopedic surgeon put a 12 mm rod thru the center of the tibia for the entire length of the bone. I have the usual screws holding everything in place.
    The leg is about 95% today and pain free.
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  18. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Long timer

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    PT will loosen you up - when it's time. Looks like your surgeon did not go overboard with the hardware. That's a good thing. May take longer to heal, but don't be a Mark Marquez. Patience.
    Re. school parade. That is so cool!! No need for high tech.
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  19. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    I had to clean my glasses when I thought you wrote "broke my Labia in 3 places". Yeah, Dan knows I'm twisted.
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  20. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    So like I went for this ride down south, and some crazy shit happened