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Major injury: A Long Journey for a Short Jaunt, but Means A Lot


A Short New Hampshire Bike Tour near Home and a tad in Quebec

137 miles (220 km) over 5 days from August 12, 2008 to August 16, 2008

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Recovery, Tour diaries, 3-6 days
Year: 2008
Keywords: New England Bike Tour major knee injury ruptured quadriceps tendon

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/biketheearth

Copyright © 2007-2014 By Bob White - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2008
Last update: Sunday August 17, 2008 06:48 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 17 Aug 2008 06:56 (US/Pacific))
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There it is, the culprit. As you can see there is some muscle mass back in the quads. A few months ago, there was no muscle showing at all. I hope this tour will let that knee know what I expect from it in the future years. I'm only 56, and I'm not quite ready for the sofa yet!!! You can also see that there is still swelling in the knee, and does swell more after riding. So I'll be keeping an eye on things and hope for the best.


Table of Contents

Disaster

      Monday, Sep 24, 2007: The day everything changed for me

First 3 months of what is turning on to be a very long Recovery

      Friday, Sep 28, 2007: Surgery #1
      Wednesday, Oct 3, 2007: Surgery #2
      Tuesday, Oct 9, 2007: Cast Off!
      Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007: First follow-up Appt and starting Physical Therapy...This is so-o-o-o-o slow
      Saturday, Nov 3, 2007: Getting a little better, but still a slooooow-mo recovery
      Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007: You can't believe how much I want to go somewhere on my bike!
      Monday, Nov 26, 2007: Dark enough for ya? I wish I could head to the Southern Hemisphere!
      Saturday, Dec 8, 2007: I'm depressed... a year ago I was....
      Christmas Day 2007: Things have been better!
      I just don't know where to go with this.: Another surgery, how bad can this year be.

Just the next six months & beyond of hopefully better news...

      Friday, Jan 11, 2008: Surgery #3 (unbelievable)
      Saturday, Jan 19, 2008: My Pledge to you and me....
      Sunday, Feb 17, 2008: Little bit of an update on this journey of life
      Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008: Been a while... knee is doing much better
      Tuesday, May 5, 2008: The Journal Entry I've been waiting 7+ months to Post! - Finally, I am back on my bicycle !!!!!
      Tuesday, May 13, 2008 thru Tuesday, July 8, 2008: The Training Rides Diary
      Saturday, Aug 2, 2008: About time for an entry in the journal

It's tour time, but still all about the knee...

      Sunday, August 10, 2008: Oh My! Does that really say "2 Days to Start" for this journal???
      Tuesday, Aug 12, 2008: Didn't leave today, but all set to go in the morning
      Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008: Jackson NH to North Woodstock, NH
      Thursday, Aug 14, 2008: Back to Home - at least a different route!
      Friday, Aug 15, 2008: Day off the Bike
      Saturday, Aug 16, 2008: International Loop! What a beautiful day! Except for the slight crash!!

The After Thought Section


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