I wasn't expecting that!

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
I suspect the desire to keep slick in is due to the fact that he whacked his head as well as his knee and shoulder, so they may be concerned about head injury
Could be.

He sounds lucid on here, but we don't know what his presentation was like in hospital.

Doctors can spot signs of injury that may be lost on the rest of us.
 

Edwardoka

Prolix Maximus
Good luck with the surgery fella, hope you heal quickly.
 
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Slick

Slick

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I suspect the desire to keep slick in is due to the fact that he whacked his head as well as his knee and shoulder, so they may be concerned about head injury. I suppose we should now survey @Slick to add to our cycle helmet research...

<ducks and runs for cover>
:popcorn:
Yeah, the helmet definitely saved my life.:laugh: I don't venture into that debate and I think I'd rather do the surgery than get involved in it here. :eek:
Could be.

He sounds lucid on here, but we don't know what his presentation was like in hospital.

Doctors can spot signs of injury that may be lost on the rest of us.
I did take a couple of whacks to the cheek, eye socket, nose and top lip but nothing really compared to the leg.

When I first protested about staying in the guy said if there were plenty of bed spaces I could go home but if capacity could be reached, then I would need to stay in. When he made a couple of calls he then said because they couldn't guarantee it would take place the next day, I could go home.
 

snorri

Legendary Member
I came dangerously close to crashing into a fallen tree one morning years ago whilst driving to work years ago.
I had the same, twice in one night!
I stopped for the first tree, turned, and had barely got moving when I came to another fallen tree blocking my escape.
It cost me a night in a B&B but provided a new experience as I got a lift in an E Type Jag back to my car the next day:smile:.
 

Smokin Joe

Legendary Member
I suspect the desire to keep slick in is due to the fact that he whacked his head as well as his knee and shoulder, so they may be concerned about head injury. I suppose we should now survey @Slick to add to our cycle helmet research...

<ducks and runs for cover>
:popcorn:
When I fell over in the kitchen in May and sliced my finger wide open I also headbutted a cupboard door. The doctor was more concerned about my bonce than the blood oozing through the dressing Mrs SJ had put on the finger at what I thought was a rather alarming rate. He kept asking me to follow his finger about with my eyes, despite my protestations that the head felt absolutely fine

One thing that seriously annoyed me - someone who was filling in one of those endless forms that ask you everything about your medical history from year zero rolled his eyes up when I answered yes to "Do you smoke?". The guy himself was obese by a factor of at least three, rather disgraceful for a nurse or whatever he was and far more unhealthy than my half pack a day habit.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
The guy himself was obese by a factor of at least three, rather disgraceful for a nurse or whatever he was and far more unhealthy than my half pack a day habit.
Not if you’ve had that habit for a long time (and especially if it was more in the past). Smoking is extremely detrimental to every part of your body which you probably know already ;). It’s especially pertinent to know when considering healing and infection risk
(ex smoker here, albeit I didn’t smoke even half a pack a day for 10 years)

anyhow @Slick any news?
 
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Slick

Slick

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Not if you’ve had that habit for a long time (and especially if it was more in the past). Smoking is extremely detrimental to every part of your body which you probably know already ;). It’s especially pertinent to know when considering healing and infection risk
(ex smoker here, albeit I didn’t smoke even half a pack a day for 10 years)

anyhow @Slick any news?
A bit disappointed that I fasted yesterday whilst waiting for word to go back in. I got myself ready and Mrs Slick drove me into work so I could get a few things sorted out in case I wouldn't be around for a while. I called at 3 o'clock as I was starting to wilt with hunger and they were very apologetic about not being in touch sooner but they felt I needed an MRI scan before going for the op so not sure what's changed between Thursday night and Friday. I'm still waiting for a call today as apparently I could get that scan today but I'm starting to doubt that already.

In better news, I can now lift my leg up a bit which I couldn't do before, so I'm hoping that means it's not as bad as first feared.
 

bikingdad90

Veteran
A bit disappointed that I fasted yesterday whilst waiting for word to go back in. I got myself ready and Mrs Slick drove me into work so I could get a few things sorted out in case I wouldn't be around for a while. I called at 3 o'clock as I was starting to wilt with hunger and they were very apologetic about not being in touch sooner but they felt I needed an MRI scan before going for the op so not sure what's changed between Thursday night and Friday. I'm still waiting for a call today as apparently I could get that scan today but I'm starting to doubt that already.

In better news, I can now lift my leg up a bit which I couldn't do before, so I'm hoping that means it's not as bad as first feared.
I believe it is standard policy for all Xrays to be looked over by a radiographer before a final decision is made on treatment unless it is very obvious! Could be the team is not 100 sure so want a MRI to check.
 
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Slick

Slick

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I believe it is standard policy for all Xrays to be looked over by a radiographer before a final decision is made on treatment unless it is very obvious! Could be the team is not 100 sure so want a MRI to check.
Sounds about right. They did say the line they thought was the rupture was very feint.
 
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Slick

Slick

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Ah well, nearly 3 months of hard work and I finally got my first ride in of any note today. I did my normal 50k route in some pretty tough conditions and couldn't believe how hard it was or how slow I was. :blush:
Important thing is that I'm back on the bike, feeling a bit sore but quite content to finally put this behind me. 👍
 
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