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Old 11-14-2018, 09:07 PM
AMFADVENTURES AMFADVENTURES is offline
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Merde! Alain, a bionic hip! Let us hope it serves you well. Will you be cycling longer on bigger hills? Wishing you all the best getting that thing working for you (I hear they are reasonably advanced these days.)

Also, a late reply to an earlier question, yes, I use Rituxan and I do believe that, overall, it is working for me for which I am very grateful.

Larry
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:21 PM
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Alain!
I am also so glad to hear the surgery went well.... sounds like you are in great spirits! Congratulations!
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:49 PM
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Thank you for your great encouragements.
But I need to brag a little more.!
I guess, thanks to all my exercises routine to slow down ms (fitness is so important.) the PT tell me this morning that I am recovering at a “remarkable “ speed! Well, that make my day.
After 10 days post surgery he let me go from walker to crutches and let me go seat on my trike and pedal a little! Monday after they remove the staples I can ride gently with the trike on the trainer.
Larry, yes I am very excited to see how much faster and farther I will be able to go. Already I am thinking/dreaming to do a ms ride this summer. I miss the two last year because I just didn’t have it. For anyone that need a new hip, the anterior opening is the way to go!
Happy thanksgiving.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:22 PM
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That's pretty remarkable Alain, my Ortho discouraged me from getting a new hip because he thought the recovery would be so difficult. I'm going to look to look for a new Ortho I think!

Ski bike lesson tomorrow, I'm SO excited!!!
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:38 PM
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I’m 5 weeks post-op today. Every day things are getting better. My surgeon also did the anterior approach. He likes that I have a trike because he thinks it is the ultimate rehab tool. Problem is that I live in northern Minnesota and we have freezing rain and snow so I will likely need to ride the recumbent at the gym. I purchased an e-assist trike in July. I absolutely love it because now I can once again ride with my buddies. I had a Catrike Expedition prior to my recent purchase. That was a great trike but I couldn’t generate much speed and therefore did mostly solo rides. My PT was kind of surprised that I knew how to do the exercises she recommended. I told her they are basically the same exercises I have been doing since I was diagnosed with M.S. 40 years ago. However, both my wife and my PT told me I needed to back off some because I was a little too gung ho with my rehabilitation. I did as was suggested and things are much better. Keep up the good work everyone!!
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:36 PM
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Well, the ski bike was a blast! Of course, I fell every time I tried to do something new. I fell the first time I got off the lift, fell the first time I tried to make a right turn and again when I tried to make a left turn and once more when I tried to stop. But I only fell the first time, no more!

It was a lot of fun and we're going to go back up next week and see if we can get approved to take the bikes out on our own. If that works then we'll probably get a season pass and ski bike our butts off this season.

The only thing I'm a little concerned about is getting myself AND the bike up without help after a crash. Having to do that more than a couple of times could get pretty tough.

At any rate, it really was great to get back out on the slopes. If you're a skier but your legs don't cooperate any more, the ski bike sure might be a possibility.

Larry
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:05 AM
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Grady, happy you are doing great, we are really on the same adventure here, I will have my post-op after tomorrow.
Larry, you will have to explain what is to sky bike?
Is that with those bikes with fat tire. Sound fun.
Alain
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:00 PM
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Great idea Alain! In looking for a YouTube video I also found out you can make one of these at home if you happen to have an old mountain bike frame laying around, which I do! After all its just a mountain bike on skies. Sounds like a project.

Anyway here's the video that shows the bike and explains a little about riding it. The one I used came with very short skis which I wore and which acted like outriggers providing a little more stability. There are even ski trikes out there! Actually turns out the variety of ski bikes is remarkable! Great fun

https://youtu.be/6xUAiGiTAkU

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