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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Matters of the Heart
Once upon a time, I was a biker. I rode crotch rockets, thats what I loved, I loved everything about it, speed, adrenaline, control, its what I loved and what I loved to do. Not only did I ride them but I worked on them to. I had worked for a dealership, but I stopped that and I just worked on them for myself or for my friends, thats how me and my friends spent our time together improving or fixing our bikes and riding all day long. Since my back injury I haven't been able to do either. I mean I can barely walk, I surely can't ride. I've kept the severity of my injury from my friends. I have been on "couch" rest since the injury, and this morning I got a phone call. A friend of mine wanted me to "break in" his new tires and I told him I couldn't. He asked me how soon I'd be able to be a part of the group again and thats when I told him that I am awaiting a spinal fusion between L4-L5 L5-S1, and that I may never be apart of the group again as I may never be able to ride again. I broke down and I still haven't recovered from that break down. I hate to think that I will never be a part of my group that I fathered again. I am usless and that kills me. I mean "Who am I, if I can't be me"


  • }:) I was a "biker" too but of a slightly different variety. I rode and raced road bikes. Time trials were my favorite. I had a fusion of L1-L5. It has been a long recovery but I can still ride my bikes. I started out with my commute bike where I sit a little more upright and gradually worked up to my road bike. I have not been on my time trial bike yet but expect to be this summer. Be patient and start slow, maybe with a little different position on the bike at first. I did not think I would be able to ride again but I was wrong!! Good luck.


    Spinal stenosis, spondolysis, spondolythesis, L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion with bone graft from hip, PT, accupuncture, prolotherapy, many cortisone injections, 4 rhizotomies.
    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
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