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Bought a new bike, then surprise - knee surgery!

Old 05-13-20, 08:06 AM
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Bought a new bike, then surprise - knee surgery!

I've had a torn meniscus for a year or so that I've been rehabbing. Surgery had been delayed due to corona, so I bought a new bike that isn't even delivered yet, and have been crushing it on the trainer lately. Then out of the blue the doc calls and asks, "what are you doing next Tuesday?" Looks like that new bike is gonna be a wall ornament for few weeks

Ain't it funny how life works sometimes?
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Old 05-13-20, 08:14 AM
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Put the new bike in your room and I bet you'll recover faster
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Old 05-13-20, 08:28 AM
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I'm gonna tuck it into bed with me as motivation to get moving again lol
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Old 05-13-20, 08:30 AM
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torn meniscus, it's quick recovery
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Hang it in front of the tv.
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Well, what bike did you get?
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Originally Posted by OhLylo View Post
I've had a torn meniscus for a year or so that I've been rehabbing. Surgery had been delayed due to corona, so I bought a new bike that isn't even delivered yet, and have been crushing it on the trainer lately. Then out of the blue the doc calls and asks, "what are you doing next Tuesday?" Looks like that new bike is gonna be a wall ornament for few weeks

Ain't it funny how life works sometimes?
Hi Ohl! Good luck with the upcoming arthroscopic surgery. I had that done in late October of last year. Had 4 or 5 weeks of physical therapy, including exercises done at home. They almost immediately started me on a exercise bike, gradually building up to 20-25 minutes. Finally, on December 8th I was given the OK to ride outdoors. Even though I started off doing a slow 5 or so miles, it was like heaven!

Be patient, listen to the doc and PT's, and before you know it you'll be back in the game.
Wishing you the best of luck.

Best regards

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Well, what bike did you get?
I got an Emonda SL 5! Haven't been able to ride it yet, but it looks lovely on my trainer.

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Hi Ohl! Good luck with the upcoming arthroscopic surgery. I had that done in late October of last year. Had 4 or 5 weeks of physical therapy, including exercises done at home. They almost immediately started me on a exercise bike, gradually building up to 20-25 minutes. Finally, on December 8th I was given the OK to ride outdoors. Even though I started off doing a slow 5 or so miles, it was like heaven!

Be patient, listen to the doc and PT's, and before you know it you'll be back in the game.
Wishing you the best of luck.

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Cheers. Surgery is done, they ended up doing a repair so it'll be a bit before I can pedal again. Two weeks before I can walk and I'm limited to 180-90 degrees in knee flexion. I'm already itching to get back in the saddle but I'm staying patient so I can heal fully and get back to 100%!
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Originally Posted by OhLylo View Post
I got an Emonda SL 5! Haven't been able to ride it yet, but it looks lovely on my trainer.



Cheers. Surgery is done, they ended up doing a repair so it'll be a bit before I can pedal again. Two weeks before I can walk and I'm limited to 180-90 degrees in knee flexion. I'm already itching to get back in the saddle but I'm staying patient so I can heal fully and get back to 100%!
I figure that am at least 2 years away from knee replacement surgery, waiting for medicare to kick in. I was discussing this with my doc and he likes that I ride a lot. Says that it is go for the rehab. I'm piling on the mileage to keep the legs in good shape until surgery happens.
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Originally Posted by OhLylo View Post
I got an Emonda SL 5! Haven't been able to ride it yet, but it looks lovely on my trainer.

Cheers. Surgery is done, they ended up doing a repair so it'll be a bit before I can pedal again. Two weeks before I can walk and I'm limited to 180-90 degrees in knee flexion. I'm already itching to get back in the saddle but I'm staying patient so I can heal fully and get back to 100%!
CONGRATULATIONS on the speedy surgery. Now obey instructions and don't rush things..
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I'm gonna tuck it into bed with me as motivation to get moving again lol
Or did you do it 'cause you don't want to sleep walk!
Wish you a speedy recovery!
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Old 05-20-20, 09:23 PM
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Ask your surgeon to give you a bicycle trainer for when you're in the hospital bed.
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