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The Bench..... Out Injured,,,,,

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On 1/6/2018 at 10:45 PM, PeteV said:

My Physio gave me a squeeze measurement test thing ( I got barely twenty on my right arm and over fifty on my left . ) Needless to say my right arm needs lots of stretching and exercises to get it back on track.

Looks like you're on the road to recovery, Pete.  It can be a little frustrating, but your arm, shoulders, and spine will be stronger and more stable afterwards. Let me know if you need any extra info, and I'll ping through whatever you need. All the best, mate.

Cheers,

Rus

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Thanks Rus . I’m up to 48 with the squeeze tester on the right arm 54 on the left . I rode on the weekend and it didn’t aggravate the problem so that’s more than I can wish for right now. Things are progressing well. :)

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Well
It looks like I have joined the bench again, this time for a while , a silly brain freeze , and I ended up in a helicopter joy flight to the Alfred hospital, couple of cracked vertebrae and a broken pelvis ( bookcase or something they called it ) ,
Firstly I would like to say the Ambos were amazing and went about their task with unbelievable compassion and skill, the staff at the Alfred did a great job on getting me back together, can’t recommend the place for food, but considering the stress the hospital is under with an unbelievable amount of traumas coming in , it amazing,
I am now 2 weeks into the first part of my rehab and have been shifted to a rehab hospital, I am not allowed to stand for the next 4 weeks, non load bearing, the physios are helping me try to retain muscle tone in my legs until I can stand , I have got myself into a wheelchair and have started doing laps of the hospital ( think they will take it off me soon) long road to recovery, but in 10 weeks I should be walking again, then it’s a matter of getting back on a bike ,
Stay upright crew

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Well
It looks like I have joined the bench again, this time for a while , a silly brain freeze , and I ended up in a helicopter joy flight to the Alfred hospital, couple of cracked vertebrae and a broken pelvis ( bookcase or something they called it ) ,
Firstly I would like to say the Ambos were amazing and went about their task with unbelievable compassion and skill, the staff at the Alfred did a great job on getting me back together, can’t recommend the place for food, but considering the stress the hospital is under with an unbelievable amount of traumas coming in , it amazing,
I am now 2 weeks into the first part of my rehab and have been shifted to a rehab hospital, I am not allowed to stand for the next 4 weeks, non load bearing, the physios are helping me try to retain muscle tone in my legs until I can stand , I have got myself into a wheelchair and have started doing laps of the hospital ( think they will take it off me soon) long road to recovery, but in 10 weeks I should be walking again, then it’s a matter of getting back on a bike ,
Stay upright crew

Crap that sucks John, I hope the recovery goes well mate and stay in good spirit, if you get bored call me any time for a chat mate, see you soon.
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Wish you all the best with your recovery. Not the best injuries to have, keep your head up mate. 

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All the best with your recovery 

its probably too risky to start doing monos and spins on the wheelchair at this point 

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You don't do thing by halfs do you JT?
Heal fast and all the best with your recovery.

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Pretty sure the crew want to see your photo mate! LOL

 

Rest up mate, we gotta get to NZ somehow yet

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Heal up and good luck with the recovery JT

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All the best with your recovery 
its probably too risky to start doing monos and spins on the wheelchair at this point 

Yeah easy to try when your not injured, but I’m going to be in it for a while , so we will see
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Pretty sure the crew want to see your photo mate! LOL
 
Rest up mate, we gotta get to NZ somehow yet

This is a family friendly site Scott, I’ll just say I had my own eggplants
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That sucks JT - good luck with the recovery...

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Can now welcome my son Ned to the bench...
Took him to Starglen yesterday, was meant to be there till tomorrow..
With his recent growth spurt he's now able to throw his leg over my bike and touch the ground so he was riding it around the tracks within site of the bike shed with now issues - was actually riding it better and more comfortably then he was riding his 2 bikes...
We went for a ride up onto the property and on some of the single out the back bear the hut we swapped bikes and he was riding it fantastically, got to the hill at the end, had an issue with a log at the bottom, I got him over that and then he was off, blitzed it to the top, just as he cleared it he gave the throttle a bit of a twist, caught a small deflection and clipped a tree with the left side of his bars - as the bars flicked around he wrenched his right thumb and that was it....
He wasn't keen to ride out so I went back to get the car and trailer and one of the blokes staying there told me to jump in his cruiser, too me back up, I rode Ned's bike down whilst he drove Ned back via the road.
Quickly packed up and headed home, took him to box Hill and x-rays have confirmed a fracture at the base of his thumb... Need to see a specialist in a week or so to see if pins are required but for now they have it totally immobilised in plaster...
There goes his basketball season!!

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little update , after 8 weeks of hospital they finally let me out , not sure if it  was the continual laps I was doing around the hospital in the wheel chair , the wheelies or the lock ups on their carpets and vinyl floors that finally had them sending me home , 

Im now allowed to partial weight bare , which means i can get around with a zimmer frame , not the fastest way to move , but good to be upright finally, was doing rehab in hospital , but very restricted , now im home its the pool everyday for a couple of hours , my physio has upped what im allowed to do , so hopefully in another 3 weeks I can walk un aided , then its time to see about getting back on the bike if they give me the all clear ( being TAC have to have approval otherwise I won't be covered if something goes wrong )

Hopefully back while the conditions out there look great , stay upright 

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little update , after 8 weeks of hospital they finally let me out , not sure if it  was the continual laps I was doing around the hospital in the wheel chair , the wheelies or the lock ups on their carpets and vinyl floors that finally had them sending me home , 
Im now allowed to partial weight bare , which means i can get around with a zimmer frame , not the fastest way to move , but good to be upright finally, was doing rehab in hospital , but very restricted , now im home its the pool everyday for a couple of hours , my physio has upped what im allowed to do , so hopefully in another 3 weeks I can walk un aided , then its time to see about getting back on the bike if they give me the all clear ( being TAC have to have approval otherwise I won't be covered if something goes wrong )
Hopefully back while the conditions out there look great , stay upright 

Hope to see you out there soon JT wish you a quick rehab.
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It sounds like you're doing really well with your recovery JonTaylor! Love your dedication to get back on the bike.  All the best with the rest of your recovery, mate.

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