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Old 02-12-2021, 09:47 AM   #106
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You mean like, girl push ups? I was able to get two regular pushups done yesterday, but still had the dizzying blackness afterwords. I'm also going to start one minute planks and try to extend the time by a few seconds each day. I went on a 10 mile bicycle ride yesterday and the crotchal area is quite tender today, but the knee is starting to feel better.

I'm just recovering from sheer laziness, so I can't even imagine how hard it is for you. I had a coworker that showed us an MRI of his neck and the spine looking like it pinched down to 1/3 the size - old injury from youth. His surgery went in from the front and he spent a year getting back to his old self and was pain free. Good luck to you
I prefer to think of them as unisex modified pushups, formerly girl pushups.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:17 AM   #107
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Well, I had my three month checkup and the Doc was very please. "You're fully protected." I'm cleared to begin any exercise I want, with pain as the regulator. Ok to ride bicycles and motos (BUT NO CRASHING .)

Super pleased that I'm up to five pushups and starting to bench press 80 pounds without pain. I can see this will be a slow process but happy that the bone implants knit and the rods and screws and apparatus are all functioning properly.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:22 AM   #108
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Well, I had my three month checkup and the Doc was very please. "You're fully protected." I'm cleared to begin any exercise I want, with pain as the regulator. Ok to ride bicycles and motos (BUT NO CRASHING .)

Super pleased that I'm up to five pushups and starting to bench press 80 pounds without pain. I can see this will be a slow process but happy that the bone implants knit and the rods and screws and apparatus are all functioning properly.


Did the implants make you any nicer or faster though ?

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Old 02-21-2021, 10:09 AM   #109
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“Fully protected “ ? My mind should not wander too far on the sabbath.
Good news but I’d better step up my push up regimen to keep ahead of you.
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:32 AM   #110
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Did the implants make you any nicer or faster though ?



I can't really answer that, I'm now four people instead of one.
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Ah, you must have been worked on by a British mechanic.
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Old 02-21-2021, 04:27 PM   #112
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Well, following up a month later, everything continues to improve.

Neck pain is quite minimal, I'm riding 75 minutes every other day on the trainer ( about 1/3 of that on the bars, 2/3 sitting up with arms folded) trying to get my neck accustomed to being bent over. I'm close enough to that now that I'll be taking my second outside bicycle ride any day. The last one, a week or two ago, was super fun, but my neck hurt too much from riding on the bars, I only could ride a half hour.

Weights and floor exercises continue, up to 80 pounds on the bench press, not much but it slowly increases every week, hoping to get back to my body weight, we'll see.

Stepped up workout days to one day weights, one day bicycle, one day weights, one day bicycle, and one day off. Most days also get shoulder exercises with light weights to improve range of motion and flexibility.

I'm happy with the outcome.
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Improvement continues. I'm pretty much almost back to normal bicycle rides, knocked out a nice 25 miler this weekend from my house across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island and back. Fun ride!

Bench press continues, now knocking off 20 reps of ninety pounds and 2-4 at 125 pounds, which makes me happy. Working to get back to benching my body weight.

All in all i am very happy with how this turned out. I probably won't be riding motos anymore, maybe a cruiser, but my neck is just too vulnerable.
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I’m glad to hear how well you’re doing, Ernie.

Food for thought: A co-worker, who is a triathlete, crashed on his bicycle while training three weekends ago. As far as I know, he didn’t hit another vehicle, but crashed while trying to avoid a collision. He broke C3.

When he woke, he couldn’t move from the neck down. The cord isn’t severed but has lesions and related swelling. He’s slowly regaining sensation and some movement. I don’t know the prognosis.

Only you know how vulnerable your neck is compared to how it was previously. Riding a bicycle is arguably better for you than riding a motorcycle but if you’re vulnerable in a fall, don’t fall.

This isn’t meant to be a downer but my co-worker’s situation was a dose of reality for me.
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Iím glad to hear how well youíre doing, Ernie.

Food for thought: A co-worker, who is a triathlete, crashed on his bicycle while training three weekends ago. As far as I know, he didnít hit another vehicle, but crashed while trying to avoid a collision. He broke C3.

When he woke, he couldnít move from the neck down. The cord isnít severed but has lesions and related swelling. Heís slowly regaining sensation and some movement. I donít know the prognosis.

Only you know how vulnerable your neck is compared to how it was previously. Riding a bicycle is arguably better for you than riding a motorcycle but if youíre vulnerable in a fall, donít fall.

This isnít meant to be a downer but my co-workerís situation was a dose of reality for me.
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Thanks! All the best wishes for your co worker, it is good news that he is regaining sensation and movement, he has some pain in front, but wishing the best for him. It is a slow process.

I was laughing about your bike riding comment. Two weeks ago I took my gravel bike down a new trail and hit a sharp, steep, rocky, narrow 2' wide downhill with a 20 foot dropoff to a rocky creek bed. At that point I was committed and no stopping. Damn! As I was zooming down this ball buster I remember thinking: "Dude, if you pitch this away you're going to be paralyzed from the neck down again." That actually scared me more than anything that has happened in years.
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Improvement continues. I'm pretty much almost back to normal bicycle rides, knocked out a nice 25 miler this weekend from my house across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island and back. Fun ride!

Bench press continues, now knocking off 20 reps of ninety pounds and 2-4 at 125 pounds, which makes me happy. Working to get back to benching my body weight.

All in all i am very happy with how this turned out. I probably won't be riding motos anymore, maybe a cruiser, but my neck is just too vulnerable.
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Interesting how this thread has progressed. i'm pretty stoked with my level of recovery, and ability to work out, and live life like a normal perverted weird layabout neer do well.

Up to 12-14 push ups, which blows my mind, I remember when i couldn't do one.
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