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rjones28 04-13-22 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22471659)
I'd rather the coffee came to me.

That can be arranged. Shipping policy (skytopcoffee.com)

DougRNS 04-13-22 07:03 PM

I had my follow up today after my failed nerve block test. All signs point to a bad disc. I am going to see if my insurance company will pay for a discogram diagnostic test. If the test produces pain the disc is bad and surgery is the next step. They already denied the test but that was before I did the nerve block.

I'm screwed. Now I have to decide on fusion or artificial disc. The first neurosurgeon I saw talked about fusion being the better option and that Tiger Woods had fusion to repair his back.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471660)
I also have news on my phone.

You could just tell use what you subscribe to.

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471666)
If the test produces pain the disc is bad and surgery is the next step.

They can't spot disc defects via imaging?

WhyFi 04-13-22 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471634)
I get my local news down at the coffee shop.

I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

Mojo31 04-13-22 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471666)
I had my follow up today after my failed nerve block test. All signs point to a bad disc. I am going to see if my insurance company will pay for a discogram diagnostic test. If the test produces pain the disc is bad and surgery is the next step. They already denied the test but that was before I did the nerve block.

I'm screwed. Now I have to decide on fusion or artificial disc. The first neurosurgeon I saw talked about fusion being the better option and that Tiger Woods had fusion to repair his back.

Why not the lesser alternative of discectomy?

Mojo31 04-13-22 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471679)
You could just tell use what you subscribe to.

They can't spot disc defects via imaging?

They can with MRI.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471682)
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

wut

DougRNS 04-13-22 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471679)
They can't spot disc defects via imaging?

Nope. Had an MRI 13 months ago and slowly worked their way through the process to get where I am now. Sounds like post-op recovery can be as long as 6 months but maybe not as long for cycling since it's non contact and not much motion. MoAlpha would have a better idea about that. The bone takes 6-12 months to grow together. The fusion part is the bone not the screws. They have some sort of chemical that they put in the plastic "spacer" that is a catalyst.

This video explains it but I'm not sure how it will be done in my case. They do it through the abdomen! Their is also a chance of a side effect in men. Good thing I'm past the age of having kids. That's all I'm going to say about that.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...482f8f3a73.jpg

rjones28 04-13-22 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471679)
You could just tell use what you subscribe to.

Who is "use"?

Velo Vol 04-13-22 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471701)
Nope.

Why not?

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471701)
Their is also a chance of a side effect in men. Good thing I'm past the age of having kids. That's all I'm going to say about that.

*There

Family forum.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471726)
Who is "use"?

Quit filibustering.

rjones28 04-13-22 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471731)
Quit filibustering.

Do you get a newspaper or does all of you news come from Twitter?

seedsbelize2 04-13-22 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471666)
I had my follow up today after my failed nerve block test. All signs point to a bad disc. I am going to see if my insurance company will pay for a discogram diagnostic test. If the test produces pain the disc is bad and surgery is the next step. They already denied the test but that was before I did the nerve block.

I'm screwed. Now I have to decide on fusion or artificial disc. The first neurosurgeon I saw talked about fusion being the better option and that Tiger Woods had fusion to repair his back.


WhyFi 04-13-22 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471693)
wut

smh

LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471660)
I also have news on my phone.

My android phone starts reading the news to me when the alarm goes off. :)

Velo Vol 04-13-22 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471733)
Do you get a newspaper or does all of you news come from Twitter?

The latter. I know the news before it's on TV, often.

LAJ 04-13-22 08:36 PM

Is there a noticeable difference between T-Mobile and Verizon? Or any others?

LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22471742)
Is there a noticeable difference between T-Mobile and Verizon? Or any others?

Depends on where you live. T-Mobile was fine in Vancouver, WA but not so good in Rock Springs, WY

LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22471752)
Depends on where you live. T-Mobile was fine in Vancouver, WA but not so good in Rock Springs, WY

Keep in mind our Rock Springs stint was 6 years ago now...

Ride pic from 6 years ago yesterday:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rS...-no?authuser=0

LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 09:11 PM

Compared to riding in the Pacific Northwet, April 9th, 2015: (the sun came out for a minute and a half, so I had to snap a pic :) )

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NJ...-no?authuser=0

Velo Vol 04-13-22 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22471740)
My android phone starts reading the news to me when the alarm goes off. :)

Reading what?

gnome 04-13-22 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471682)
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

now I have parts of that song stuck in my head. still there are worse earworms than Paul Simon.

big john 04-13-22 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22471757)
Keep in mind our Rock Springs stint was 6 years ago now...

Ride pic from 6 years ago yesterday:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rS...-no?authuser=0

I rode through Rock Springs in 1990. That's how I remember the area.

LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471777)
Reading what?

The news.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22471784)
The news.

From where?

LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22471779)
now I have parts of that song stuck in my head. still there are worse earworms than Paul Simon.

I'm all about this kinda Weather Report


LesterOfPuppets 04-13-22 09:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471785)
From where?

Depends on how you have your Google News set up.

See step 2 on this page.

https://sportsclinictampico.com/inte...aily-briefing/

phrantic09 04-14-22 03:18 AM

Was able to squeeze in a second ride last night after work (wife wanted me out of her hair). Itís amazing how much faster I am in warmer temps. (80 degrees vs 40)

phrantic09 04-14-22 03:24 AM

Hi-hum

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Day has started well.

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