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JT had a wreck

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Really glad to hear you are feeling a little better, keep it up!
I have found eating Ginger and Turmeric in foods to be very helpful for swelling/inflammation
 

JT

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So is the back injury basically a non-issue now?
Hi Scott, the back has only given me pain or discomfort when I sit too long in a poor position or exert a little too much effort when moving. Most of the time, I don't think of it. Will it recover to the point of being able to sit on a bike for hours, I don't know.
 
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All I've got to say is follow your pt religiously. I did not when I broke my tib/fib and shattered my foot. I was 16 and "tough" I already regret it 10 years later. But I can say San Antonio is great with trauma. Glad you are ok. I'm in SA twice a week if anything is needed.

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Thanks Randy for the desired lead-in!

OK, here goes:

So JT had his Asoptical Nerve dealt with during surgery

This is the nerve that runs from your *** to you Eyebalzz and gives you a crappy outlook on life.

JT is good now that it's removed!!

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Thanks Randy for the desired lead-in!



OK, here goes:



So JT had his Asoptical Nerve dealt with during surgery



This is the nerve that runs from your *** to you Eyebalzz and gives you a crappy outlook on life.



JT is good now that it's removed!!



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Thanks for the explanation!

I’ve got an Uncle with a severe asoptical nerve problem. Very severe. Maybe terminal.



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JT

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Making progress, but not back to work yet.
This past Monday my Doc took the 4 pins out from under my toes and told me to start weighting the foot. It is in a removable boot for the next 4 weeks. I will return to light duty work next Monday.


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Making progress, but not back to work yet.
This past Monday my Doc took the 4 pins out from under my toes and told me to start weighting the foot. It is in a removable boot for the next 4 weeks. I will return to light duty work next Monday.


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That's some nice hardware, do yall have a long term plan? Plates staying forever?

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JT

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Well, the footpeg mount is broken off the frame and the kickstand is bent and windshield broken, but I can't see any other damage.
 

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That's some nice hardware, do yall have a long term plan? Plates staying forever?

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The Doc says the plates and screws will stay unless they cause too much pain as the bone grows around them.
 

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JT now you will be able to tell when a cold front is coming in. Old wives tale, but I swear my repaired left elbow does a better job predicting than Accu weather. You don't have to be a weatherman (weatherperson PC) to know which way the wind blows. Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan.
What kind of metal do they use today for screws pins and such? Medical grade Loctite and Never Seize :)
Glad you are healing well.
 
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The Doc says the plates and screws will stay unless they cause too much pain as the bone grows around them.
The screws will hurt eventually, atleast in my experience and some family members. Had mine pulled at about 4 years, they had grown in very good, docs made the mistake of trying it under local anaesthetic... had to stitch me back up and put me under. Plus they didnt even have the right bit to take them out, had to go borrow a torx head bit from another doc.(didn't have them pulled at university). You will probably want the screws out at some point, but time is the true test. Just follow your pt instructions religiously, that was my biggest mistake.

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Making progress, but not back to work yet.
This past Monday my Doc took the 4 pins out from under my toes and told me to start weighting the foot. It is in a removable boot for the next 4 weeks. I will return to light duty work next Monday.


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HOLLY S.... BATMAN!!! LOOKS PRETTY PAINFUL.
I HOPE YOU'RE GETTING THE GOOD MEDS.
 

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Not a 'pretty picture' . . .
Hope you continue to heal well, those dirt riders must be missing you.
 

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JT, we've never met but I wish you a thorough recovery. I talked(texted) to Gina tonight and she let me know you had a couple boo-boos. Welcome to the fractured scapula club, also to the there-goes-my-vertebra-gang. Looks like your foot has some hardware too.

I remember being bull-headed during my medical lay-ups. Couldn't stand to be kept down. If you're like me (I didn't listen to a word my nurses or doctors said, they use a lot of "don'ts") put your head down and go to work, get yourself back to speed. Bottom line, take care of yourself and do your best :thumb:
 

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Mr JT was out and about this weekend 4wheeling around central texas and we all had breaky (as gina says) together up in Lampasas. He is healthy looking and looks good with the weight loss.
 
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When Gina posted about meeting you guys in Lampasas, I kind of hoped JT was riding shotgun on the Strom :)
 

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It was good to finally meet JT and Gina this weekend.

JT, hope you continue to heal up well and quickly.
 

JT

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I should have posted this update last night, but I fell asleep in my recliner with my laptop. ;-)
Yesterday was a milestone, first day back at work. It went very well. I will be in the plastic boot for another 2-3 weeks so I can walk, slowly. But at least I can put full weight on the foot without pain.
Thanks again to everyone for the prayers, good thoughts and contributions.
 
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I should have posted this update last night, but I fell asleep in my recliner with my laptop. ;-)
Yesterday was a milestone, first day back at work. It went very well. I will be in the plastic boot for another 2-3 weeks so I can walk, slowly. But at least I can put full weight on the foot without pain.
Thanks again to everyone for the prayers, good thoughts and contributions.
Awesome!

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Fortunately your a healthy tough ol hombre. Good to hear, for only about 3 months, your a good healer considering. They say the physical act of walking, and the sole of the foot actually acts as a tissue circulation pump for our lower extremities. This (walking) should aid in that bone growth you were talking about. Circulation is key.
 
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Hi there JT. What an ordeal, but so glad you’re on the tail end now. I heard several conversations about this during the MexTrek that just wrapped up... so, as you already know, there are lots of folks pulling for you - which certainly says a lot about you! Keep up the PT. All the best - Curtis
 
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