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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-10-2020, 01:35 AM
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Lee, wishing you a solid recovery so you can get back at it again Cheers, H20

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I have been pretty lucky. About 1 1/2 years ago, I was diagnosed with only prostate cancer. I say "only" because prostate cancer is pretty much pretty trivial (in the engineering sense) to just about anything else I could have gotten. Once of my younger brothers died of stomach cancer a few years ago.

Nine weeks of radiation therapy pretty well cured it. Dec 2018 PSA - 4.7, last October - 0.34.

The only thing it really did was to trash my endurance. No long rides last year. Then this year, CV19 lockdown. I cannot even do an RTE.

For the rest of you suffering much more adversity, God bless and may things go better for you all from now on.

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Lee, I really hate to read this. I do hope it improves quickly. I had left hip surgery and it took 9 months for my upper thigh, yep my thigh not my hip, to quit hurting. I know your situation is different in the numbness but hopefully it may come back and probably should.

I had back surgery in March this year, bulging disc made my left foot and ankle numb to where I could not upshift my bike. Finally after 3 months the feeling has come back and I can use my foot again. Hang in there, it should improve in time, I know, that doesn't make you fell any better but maybe give you some hope.

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I have had both hips replaced and suffered no disability. Then, after back surgery, I was left with considerable numbness in my left thigh and calf. As I'm sure you have been told that if your nerves don't work, your muscles will go away. Anyway, my left leg is weaker, but after nearly two years, it is still slowly getting better. All this sums up to: don't give up. Nerves grow very slowly and your muscles will compensate to enable you to resume life as nearly as possible. Do your therapy and keep your chin up. You'll be back on that bike before you know it.
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Lee ,sorry to hear it happened like that. Have they addressed the issue or just blown it off ? Have they considered and EMG test? You have to advocate for yourself. Do you think physical therapy may help? Nerves take awhile to heal ,find out if rest or active rehabilitation is the best avenue. Time may be important in the rehab process so find out asap. Push them to address it. I am in the radiology MRI field and see it all the time. The main thing is nobody wants to take the ownership for it as they are then responsible for it. Find someone who will listen and not brush you off . I went 9 months undiagnosed with cancer as I was told I was depressed. I switched to someone who listened. Keep copies of all your test reports and images from any scans. Ask for a copy of your operative report from the hospital records dept. It's a play by play of the surgery . You will need to sign for it with HIPPA rules but do it.
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I second, third and fourth what many are saying- it mostly takes time. I had my left hip replaced in Jan 2019 and still have a left thigh ache. At times it's beyond annoying but thinking back, over time it has reduced from what it was. Keep up the exercises and therapy and keep them legs a-moving by stretching, bicycling and walking. One of the best things I've found for funky nerve feelings is massaging. Cute gurly men rubbing your legs can be quite the thrill if you lean that way, no judgements here. It's hard to see past the here and now but it really can get better.

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Sorry to hear of this Lee. Due to a serious health problem involving my back, I was forced to give up my '15 FJR ES this spring after having it less than 6 months. I thought about just keeping and riding my other, lighter bikes but it just depressed the he!! out of me to see it knowing I could barely lift it off its side stand. I got a 100 lb lighter bike with a much lower center of gravity that is more geared for touring vs. my SV1000s are and I couldn't be happier. Just being able to ride anything really helps keep my depression at bay which also helps to keep my mind off my health problems. Maybe consider a smaller, lighter bike with an automatic transmission until your hip/nerves heal??
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Sorry to hear of this Lee. Due to a serious health problem involving my back, I was forced to give up my '15 FJR ES this spring after having it less than 6 months. I thought about just keeping and riding my other, lighter bikes but it just depressed the he!! out of me to see it knowing I could barely lift it off its side stand. I got a 100 lb lighter bike with a much lower center of gravity that is more geared for touring vs. my SV1000s are and I couldn't be happier. Just being able to ride anything really helps keep my depression at bay which also helps to keep my mind off my health problems. Maybe consider a smaller, lighter bike with an automatic transmission until your hip/nerves heal??
oldbaldsob,

I'd like to add here, trikes aren't just the same antique rigid technology, today. There are some interesting "leaning" conversions available, and I see them as good alternatives to regular bikes. Some may not be RickyRacers now, but the "trike" that you want may out there, or maybe soon. I found this video a while back, but there must be more, similar and maybe better. Due to age or some other stuff, I might need one of them someday, to keep riding. Watch it in full-screen.
Just a thought.
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Sorry to hear about that Lee. It sucks getting older. Hope you can get yourself up & running soon. Ive already decided when time comes ( might be sooner than later) Im gonna get a step through scooter, like a burgman or something similar. Ive always wanted one anyways for shorter trips but don't have the room. I have some scary medical stuff coming up too. Im trying to focus more on gratitude for modern medicine, rather than the depression & fear thing. Maybe easier said than done tho.
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Dang that's just hard to read. Don't give up on riding though. Sometimes our bodies heal, given time. I had a drop foot a few years ago. I was told by a specialist that I'd never fully recover from it, BUT about a year later, I began getting use of the muscle group that lifts the foot, and a few years later, I can't tell that I ever had a problem. So, if there's rehab exercises that you can do, do them. Don't give up on your body. It just may surprise you what heals, with time. Best of luck..

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