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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-16-2020, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Back on the road today!!!!!!

I though i was done for the season (heart valve replaced) so i put the fjr away. Its been about 2 months now & feeling really good, the first 6 weeks weren't fun at all. I had to move it outa the shed to put summer stuff away & ended up taking it around the block a few times, quite the mood enhancer. Today Im going for a few short rides. Things like this make me value my health & my fjr!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-16-2020, 12:05 PM
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I had a quadruple bypass done a few years ago, and the first couple of months were ****. But it's been almost 4 years and life is good. Your scar will always be tender, get used to it. The guys on this forum, asking, praying, encouraging me to hurry up and get well so I could ride, were a big part of my good attitude and recovery.

Congrats on your surgery, now get out there and ride. LOL

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2020, 10:01 AM
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I'm not quite back...waiting patient-ly.

Pacemaker install earlier in September has me sidelined until sometime around Thanksgiving. I had just changed the windshield from a CalSci to Vstream before the procedure so that NEEDS several hundred miles of evaluation.

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Motorcycles should be part of rehabilitation.... just sayin'.
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got to be a good feeling. Congrats!
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I had a quadruple bypass done a few years ago, and the first couple of months were ****. But it's been almost 4 years and life is good. Your scar will always be tender, get used to it. The guys on this forum, asking, praying, encouraging me to hurry up and get well so I could ride, were a big part of my good attitude and recovery.

Congrats on your surgery, now get out there and ride. LOL
Thanks Phil. Glad your bypass worked out so good. I do phys. therapy 3 times a week & everybody in there is doing good. These surgeons are great. I got out on it a little bit this weekend, felt pretty good. I took my russell seat off & put the stock one on so i can reach the ground easier, glad i still have the old one. Next time Im putting the touring windshield back on, its getting cold around here.
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Jim, really great to hear you’re doing good, a ride on the bike is always great therapy. I’m in the last stages of determining what they’re going to do about my back problems, we met with the neurosurgeon last week to decide on a plan. I probably haven’t put more than 500mi on my 3 bikes I generally ride (14a fjr, 82 CBX, 76 GL1000) this year but i did get to ride the fjr a little last week which really helped the attitude! The GL & CBX I pickled for the winter as well as the FJR but being injected is a lot easier to be able ride it and re-pickle.

Anyway I’m glad you’re ok and can enjoy that fjr !
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Glad you got out for a spin.. Im sure it did your heart good. This thread makes us all sound old. But were still here and still riding so lifes good.

I will add what I think is a funny story. I had an ostomy bag after my first colon rectal cancer surgery. Im friends with the owner of the HD shop in W Palm Beach. Stopped in to say hello. They talked me into taking a bike for a spin. It was hot, I drank a bottle of Gatoraid. When I got back to the dealership I made a mad dash for the restroom. When I walked out everyone was quite concerned if I was ok. My response, Im fine just a bagger riding a bagger.

Keep riding, keep your sense of humor,(mine can be sort of twisted) and remember to laugh at yourself.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-20-2020, 11:47 PM
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You know, there's just about nothing like getting out there on your motorcycle to put a smile on your heart and soul. I stopped riding for a long time while I was married with 2 younger step children, and then my first wife battled breast cancer for 2 years and she passed away in November 2008. A friend of mine got me go tag along to a Honda dealership in 2009 to look at a bike for him and that's what got me going again. I started riding again, got involved with that very dealership taking pictures on group rides, and then I got my first FJR in 2011 and went with a group of friends to the Dragon and the Great Smoky Mountains. Man, I was hooked on cross-country riding and it really did save me from being alone. All that to say, it's a special thing to enjoy riding and we're all blessed to be able to be part of it, even if it's for a short while. Life is short, get out and ride, enjoy it and be grateful for whatever you can do.

That said, JimW and Al Barth, I hope you both recover to the strongest possible and God bless you.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2020, 12:54 PM
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Glad to hear things are going well for you(and everyone else). That same feeling of joy you had prior to your surgery is still there obviously and should be used as part of your recovery/therapy; body & mind.

Best wishes for you & everyone else that is recovering from something.

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