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First bit of physical therapy on my shoulder today. Man, that was kinda unpleasant. I could hear the tendons going, "boiiinnng"traveling up my neck, and into my ears. Otherwise, I'm doing pretty good. Still, I don't think I'll be on a scoot this season. That's a bummer.

Later, Guys. Need a nap.
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Hey, me too on my  wrist! Except instead of a 'boinging', my wrist made a crunching noise / feeling and that smarted pretty good. I actually thought I opened up the fractures but it only hurt for a moment and there has been no further pain, swelling or anything else so I am hoping it was a tendon as the PT therapist said it probably was. Although she was a lot more confident than I was.  ???

They stuck my arm into this 'heating' machine that I though was full of warm water but it was really warm sand, and then air jets started agitating the whole mess. It really loosened up my wrist, and after ten minutes of that, I got 10 and 15 degrees of additional bend out of the wrist (going up and down, not much improvement going side to side).

The surgeon said I have probably done my last push- up and that is fine but right now. I can barely raise my hand much above my forearm (with forearm on a flat table, the hand only comes up about 3" at the fingertips). If this does not get significantly better, I may have difficult with a motorcycle clutch. Then again, I can always spin the master cylinder [lever- down] so my hand does not have to bend so much to hold the grip and use the clutch. It is way to early to assume it will be that bad though so I am keeping 'happy thoughts' regarding improvement.

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First bit of physical therapy on my shoulder today. Man, that was kinda unpleasant. I could hear the tendons going, "boiiinnng"traveling up my neck, and into my ears. Otherwise, I'm doing pretty good. Still, I don't think I'll be on a scoot this season. That's a bummer.

Later, Guys. Need a nap.
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Hey, me too on my  wrist! Except instead of a 'boinging', my wrist made a crunching noise / feeling and that smarted pretty good. I actually thought I opened up the fractures but it only hurt for a moment and there has been no further pain, swelling or anything else so I am hoping it was a tendon as the PT therapist said it probably was. Although she was a lot more confident than I was.  ???

They stuck my arm into this 'heating' machine that I though was full of warm water but it was really warm sand, and then air jets started agitating the whole mess. It really loosened up my wrist, and after ten minutes of that, I got 10 and 15 degrees of additional bend out of the wrist (going up and down, not much improvement going side to side).

The surgeon said I have probably done my last push- up and that is fine but right now. I can barely raise my hand much above my forearm (with forearm on a flat table, the hand only comes up about 3" at the fingertips). If this does not get significantly better, I may have difficult with a motorcycle clutch. Then again, I can always spin the master cylinder [lever- down] so my hand does not have to bend so much to hold the grip and use the clutch. It is way to early to assume it will be that bad though so I am keeping 'happy thoughts' regarding improvement.

Brian
The noises are kinda horrifying at first! I hope You don't get arthritis in that wrist. Damn, Brother. My knee is aching some today, so I guess I'm going to have to be careful about my sleeping positions.
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Yeah, my wrist is hurting too- started last night and has not backed off sinse so no home PT today, some Alleve and maybe an alcohol massage (from the inside).

Funny thing happened today though- my wife went to her orthopedic surgeon to have some sutures removed from her foot. While there, I chatted with the surgeon and asked if tendons can make 'crunching' or 'grinding' sounds and he assured me that they did. He said tissue grows around and onto them and during rehab, with moving to (and a little beyond) the max. movement points, those tissues actually 'rip' off the tendon(s) so it can move normally. He said it is more a result of being in a cast than the actual surgery; with the limb immobilized and yet in a healing mode, the tissue grows pretty fast including in places, such as around tendons and joints, where it really should not be. I said I was afraid I re-broke my scaphoid and he said he would be amazed if that happened no matter how far a limb was pushed without a substantial striking force to go with the stretching, especially if there is a screw in the bone. So that made me feel a lot better about that 'crunch' in the wrist yesterday.

The number one reason my surgeon recommended surgery and the screw was to realign the bones to prevent arthritis in the future. He specifically said that even years later, he could re- break the bone and set it correctly but if he was doing that because I had developed arthritis, it would never fully recover from the then- existing arthritis.

Man, 'His & Her' orthopedic surgeons..... must be like dating for old people.  :o ::)   Makes me think of the line "You climb obstacles like old people f**k."   :rotflmao:

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The noises are kinda horrifying at first! I hope You don't get arthritis in that wrist. Damn, Brother. My knee is aching some today, so I guess I'm going to have to be careful about my sleeping positions.
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 "You climb obstacles like old people f**k."   :rotflmao:

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Haha! I saw FMJ the first weekend pass I had between basic training and AIT, back in 87. LOL
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Just a note. I'm feeling up to taking an inventory of the frequently needed good parts on the motor scoot. I'll do my best to let folks know when Iv'e got something off, and if it's usable or not. I'm probably not going to get another Concours, if I ever get to feeling the riding bug again. So, things like My Laam seat, and other good parts will go to good homes. I'm still feeling out my left arm for doing some wrench turning, but so far, so good.
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If..... if? You <may> not ride going forward? I understand you have been hurt but I just kinda' expected you would be coming back for round 2 or 3 or 28. Not that I would blame you or anyone else for walking away from riding....

Glad to hear you are making progress with mobility. My wrist is getting better surprisingly quickly too after the first PT (I go again tomorrow).

Wow, I feel like we are two old people in a nursing home talking about the most gentle heart burn treatment.  ::)   ;D

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Just a note. I'm feeling up to taking an inventory of the frequently needed good parts on the motor scoot. I'll do my best to let folks know when Iv'e got something off, and if it's usable or not. I'm probably not going to get another Concours, if I ever get to feeling the riding bug again. So, things like My Laam seat, and other good parts will go to good homes. I'm still feeling out my left arm for doing some wrench turning, but so far, so good.
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If..... if? You <may> not ride going forward? I understand you have been hurt but I just kinda' expected you would be coming back for round 2 or 3 or 28. Not that I would blame you or anyone else for walking away from riding....

Glad to hear you are making progress with mobility. My wrist is getting better surprisingly quickly too after the first PT (I go again tomorrow).

Wow, I feel like we are two old people in a nursing home talking about the most gentle heart burn treatment.  ::)   ;D

Brian
That's kickass about Your wrist, Man! I figure, I'm not going to be capable of riding till next season, anyways. I might as well let the good parts left on the scoot do some of the brothers here some good. I really like the new Goldwings, and by next year, there might be a few used ones on the market. The airbag technology on them seems to be pretty solid.

I definitely don't want to be one of those old dudes that always complains about my aches and pains. It would never stop. Heck, I was a paratrooper. I'm supposed to hurt. Haha
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I definitely don't want to be one of those old dudes that always complains about my aches and pains. It would never stop.

I don't even think I am "old" quite yet, and I am already sick and tired of MY OWN complaining about aches and pains.
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Yeah, not one to whine myself.

Not to hijack your thread but another trip to the rehab. and results are better than expected: overall, about 80% of function / movement returned which is far more than the therapist (or I) expected. Wrist <seems> to be healing well, and mobility returning. Wised up and took Alleve BEFORE P.T. instead of after so pain is minimal. They extended me two appoints for P.T., for a total of six at one- week intervals. Seven weeks since surgery and 8 weeks since breaking the bone so it is going better than I had been led to belief (that is NOT a complaint!).

Ran into a pile of firewood for the taking right after P.T. appointment- here is to hoping that the wrist is up to some light duty use in retrieving said firewood.

Brian

That's kickass about Your wrist, Man! I figure, I'm not going to be capable of riding till next season, anyways. I might as well let the good parts left on the scoot do some of the brothers here some good. I really like the new Goldwings, and by next year, there might be a few used ones on the market. The airbag technology on them seems to be pretty solid.

I definitely don't want to be one of those old dudes that always complains about my aches and pains. It would never stop. Heck, I was a paratrooper. I'm supposed to hurt. Haha
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Brian, any success with that bone stimulator?
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Yeah, not one to whine myself.

Not to hijack your thread but another trip to the rehab. and results are better than expected: overall, about 80% of function / movement returned which is far more than the therapist (or I) expected. Wrist <seems> to be healing well, and mobility returning. Wised up and took Alleve BEFORE P.T. instead of after so pain is minimal. They extended me two appoints for P.T., for a total of six at one- week intervals. Seven weeks since surgery and 8 weeks since breaking the bone so it is going better than I had been led to belief (that is NOT a complaint!).

Ran into a pile of firewood for the taking right after P.T. appointment- here is to hoping that the wrist is up to some light duty use in retrieving said firewood.

Brian
That's good news, Man. Grabbing that wood will probably be quite a workout, but a useful one. Hope the wrist hangs in there.
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Hmmmm..... that is what they are asking me in the (paid) study I am participating in. And my answer is: I really have no idea at all. ?? I use it twice a day, and my wrist is getting better but is there any part of that attributed to the stimulator? No way to know as far as I can see.

BTW: the study is being done by the very company that provides the stimulator in the first place. The only way I can see that my, or anyone elses' data could be useful is if they adhere to Mark Twain's words: "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.".

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Brian, any success with that bone stimulator?
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Brian, any success with that bone stimulator?
That's good news, Man. Grabbing that wood will probably be quite a workout, but a useful one. Hope the wrist hangs in there.

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Yer a sik man.  :thumbs:

Ride safe, Ted