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Default Rode today, 10 days post op.

just a short ride after adjusting my clutch.......but dammit y'all I couldn't STAND being off my bike any longer!

My loving wife was standing in the driveway with her arms crossed when I got home.......she didn't see the humor in me slipping off sans helmet ( in a helmet mandatory state ) to tour the neighborhood with my hand still draining.........

here's my hand yesterday.....I tried telling her the "clutch pull" is an actual physical therapy exercise........no such luck.


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I prefer not to invite damage by being childish but I care about recovering from surgery.

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The bike will still be there when your ready.
Fight the rush and listen to the wife.
Jeez did I just say that?
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The bike will still be there when your ready.
Fight the rush and listen to the wife.
Jeez did I just say that?
thanks for the sentiment....w/o trying to make me feel stupid.

I know what I did wasn't the smartest.........
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Well. Did not drop the scoot. Did not tear stitches. No oozing. All in all. A good outcome.

Now. Just step back and let things settle for 4 or more days and see what is what. Give time for repair.

Edit: from mass experience here. I seem to remember 6 weeks is the sweet spot.
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I feel your pain Lee,
There have been times I wanted to work on my engine but the legs just wouldn't go that far.
It may help your feelings to just sit in the saddle for a while or even (briefly) fire it up.
It can also help to remember that arsehole that pulled out in front of you once and you had to maneuver around them.
Then ask yourself if your hand would be up to it.
Only you know your limitations.
Your wife's just trying to help. That's what she does......
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thanks guys ......at 3 weeks post op i'm riding like normal, and in about 3 more weeks am having surgeries on the other hand and wrist.
I won't have "anything to prove" then and won't go freakazoid over a few weeks off my bike.

sorry Farmall.........didn't mean to puff up on you.......i'll hope I just took what you said all wrong.
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I'd rather you HEAL and get to ride more! I was simply being direct with no sugar coating. I call 'em like I see them and repeat surgeries wouldn't be fun. Physician recommendations aren't by accident.

Take my bro for example. He had an uneventful vasectomy and thought he knew his limitations so he moved some furniture... His sack swole to baseball size and he was off duty in bed for a week until the swelling went down. OTOH when I had mine I stayed in my dorm and did nothing for four days. No pain, no problem and most importantly no damage. Even disconnected family jewels have sentimental value.
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well.....that "3 more weeks" until my next surgery turned out to be more like 3 DAYS because workers comp decided i'm a priority after all.

anyhow, it's Sunday night and I had 2 more operations last Tuesday........this time the Dr. says it's more serious, longer incisions, at least 4 weeks off the bike and won't even discuss what he had to do until my post op checkup on 5/31.

part of my hand still locks up unless I use the other hand to "unlock" the joint (this was why I had surgery) I HOPE THIS IMPROVES.
Dr. doesn't even want me to change the dressing until Tuesday ( 1 week post op ) but i'll certainly post up pics when I do.

my LEFT hand is at about 75% now but i'm going to have terrible arthritis in the knuckles (this was already discussed by my Dr)....it's still improving slowly.
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