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Hey Beeaye, we were talking about this sort of situation and our age the day before, hope this has not influenced your outlook as riding with you is always a pleasure and as we get on we use our experience to hopefully reduce our chances of injury, we have nothing to prove and with a bit of "do I  really need to do this" will see us enjoying 2 wheels into our later years which will keep us young at heart. Pete all the best in your recovery mate. 

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good luck for a speedy and trouble free recovery.....

as someone who has broken (crushed) their foot enjoying our favorite past time my advice is to push for an MRI scan (will probably take quite a bit of pushing)

I had various x-rays and CT scans but was told each time there was just a small crack in a cuboid bone (think that's what it was called) that would heal on its own with no surgery. after about 2 weeks I was told I could start weight bearing on it (in a moon boot) but on the few times I tried it hurt like a mofo. Finally got them to do an MRI (which I was pushing hard for after I had had several Dr Google consultations) and when I went back a few days later to get the results the Dr took one look, asked if I had/or could lodge a TAC claim (which I said I could), he picked up the phone and rang the Epworth @ Box Hill (I was at Box Hill public) and I was admitted that afternoon for surgery to have a screw put in my foot to hold it together as I had ruptured the Lisfranc ligament......

 

i know thats a long winded post, but from that experience and several other foot injury experiences I have heard of (online an first hand) I beleive you really need to push and push to get an MRI - I dont understand a lot about medical things but it seems the MRI is the best way for the tendons to be assessed....

 

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7 hours ago, illusionTPI said:

Hey fellas just seen Pete and he is doing well he seems to be in good spirit and had a little laugh but he won’t be doing much for the next month or 2 apart from maybe cooking the bbq. He is fine and can’t wait to get back out there for a bust again once he has fully recovered.

Hope you meant burst or blast !!

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17 hours ago, 2t4me said:
good luck for a speedy and trouble free recovery.....
as someone who has broken (crushed) their foot enjoying our favorite past time my advice is to push for an MRI scan (will probably take quite a bit of pushing)
I had various x-rays and CT scans but was told each time there was just a small crack in a cuboid bone (think that's what it was called) that would heal on its own with no surgery. after about 2 weeks I was told I could start weight bearing on it (in a moon boot) but on the few times I tried it hurt like a mofo. Finally got them to do an MRI (which I was pushing hard for after I had had several Dr Google consultations) and when I went back a few days later to get the results the Dr took one look, asked if I had/or could lodge a TAC claim (which I said I could), he picked up the phone and rang the Epworth @ Box Hill (I was at Box Hill public) and I was admitted that afternoon for surgery to have a screw put in my foot to hold it together as I had ruptured the Lisfranc ligament......
 
i know thats a long winded post, but from that experience and several other foot injury experiences I have heard of (online an first hand) I beleive you really need to push and push to get an MRI - I dont understand a lot about medical things but it seems the MRI is the best way for the tendons to be assessed....
 
Cheers

You couldn't be more right about the mri the doctors that seen me at the northern hospital told me to just leave it for 2 weeks which is madness if the breaks are out of line. I left the hospital went to my gp who booked me into the epworth today with a leg and foot surgeon and ordered mri on both.

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You couldn't be more right about the mri the doctors that seen me at the northern hospital told me to just leave it for 2 weeks which is madness if the breaks are out of line. I left the hospital went to my gp who booked me into the epworth today with a leg and foot surgeon and ordered mri on both.

I’m not quite sure about the northern hospital. I ended up there a few years back with a smashed knee cap and sat there for 2 nights with no idea of when or who would operate on me. That was on workcover so I switched to my private insurance and got it sorted straight away with a reputable surgeon. There was a young guy in the bed next to me who’d been there 4 days already with a smashed ankle with no surgery date in sight.
I’m not sure if these waiting times are normal but it doesn’t seem right to me.
It sounds like you’re getting good advice now.
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A few years ago my son had a big off racing at broadford on a sunday and was taken to northern emergency,as it was closest with a highly suspected broken leg. They xray'd him and told us we could take him home at midnight that night as he only had a broken hand and he was ok to walk on his leg which was giving him alot of pain.
Anyway,once another specialist looked at the xray monday morning they rang us and told us that his leg was actually broken(wtf?) and to get to hospital asap. They booked us into the rch and they were excellent.
I couldn't recommend northern now but the problem is the best doctors can't be there 24/7 and people suffer or even die. If it was a week day then they may of been ok.
Best of luck with the recovery.

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Thank God your getting the right treatment now.its hard enough without the mental stress .I have to say I would rather not have broke my leg but being under tac has been incredible.2and a half weeks ago when I did this I was on the ground at 10.30am sat and going into surgery by 4pm ,god forbid this or anything else happens to a rider ,I can at least assure you if under tac you only need to worry about getting better.now to heal up pete ,good luck.

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