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    Thumbs down Feeling really low!

    I broke the small lower leg bone (fibula) on my left side on May 12.
    For anybody with similar experience, what are my chances of riding to the National?
    What are the chances of getting a refund on my preregistration??
    If I can get a refund then I will go to the Dells Rally.
    FWIW, I'm 72 years old but have always been in good health!
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    fritz, you don't need a refund, you need a hack!

    seriously, good luck healing quickly.

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    Heal well.

    and HUGS!!

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    Hope the healing goes well, Fritz! What does the doctor say?
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    Doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    Hope the healing goes well, Fritz! What does the doctor say?
    What does he know?
    I don't want to ask! What if he says no???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Heal well.

    and HUGS!!

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    Get Second Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    What does he know?
    I don't want to ask! What if he says no???
    My doctor said I shouldn't ride a motorcycle. I got a second opinion. You need to find a doctor who understands the problem. If you can't find one who rides, try for one who specializes in sport medicine. They are more prepared to assess you without bias and do what is necessary to get you back in the saddle.

    Heal well.

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    Opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    My doctor said I shouldn't ride a motorcycle. I got a second opinion. You need to find a doctor who understands the problem. If you can't find one who rides, try for one who specializes in sport medicine. They are more prepared to assess you without bias and do what is necessary to get you back in the saddle. Heal well. Holly
    I told the Doc I wanted a second opinion and he said: "Okay! You're ugly too!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I told the Doc I wanted a second opinion and he said: "Okay! You're ugly too!"
    Gotta love a doc that tells it like it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I broke the small lower leg bone (fibula) on my left side on May 12.
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    FWIW, I'm 72 years old but have always been in good health! ...
    Dang, Fritz!!! I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune! I hope that the break wasn't the result of a crash on your bike.

    If you can't ride your bike (likely not a great idea until the bone is fully knitted) you can drive over (via the ferry, right?) and we can all sign your cast.

    Heal fast, friend!

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    Hmmmm

    How about a Silverwing or a Bergman?

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    You better listen to me Fritz. LAY LOW! Do not push with the fibula bone. As you know I fractured both lower legs and ankles. With all the hardware installed in my legs, I set off the metal detectors at airports and courthouses.
    I am now waiting for cadaver bones. I think I may have pushed myself to get back fighting fires. I am planning a November surgey. That is if I can take the pain until then.
    I am going to attempt to head downstate Tuesday or Wednesday. I have to do a tire change on the 1100rs. I'll be sure to stop over.

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    Not a cycle accident

    Quote Originally Posted by robsmoto View Post
    Dang, Fritz!!! I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune! I hope that the break wasn't the result of a crash on your bike.
    Heal fast, friend!
    Sorry, I should have made it clear I did not break my leg riding my motorcycle!
    I broke it at work. I had some cards made up that explain it for all my non-motorcycling friends that are convinced I am eventually going to crash and injure myself.
    There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. -Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946)

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    Six Weeks - No Problem!

    Hi Fritz -

    I am betting that after six weeks of following the doctor's rules, you'll be in fine shape to come to the rally. Once you are at the rally, you can always get rides on the golf-carts that are scurrying all over the rally.... the Go-Fers are always ready to help.

    Heal fast - and try to come over to the rally. If you hop on the car ferry, your ride will be cut substantionally. See you this summer!
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    Been There

    Hi Fritz
    In May 1988 I bought a sidecar about 100 miles from home. On the ridehome, I crashed and broke both fib & tib just above the ankle. I had the rig fixed in weeks. I had the cast off Tuesday, and left for Madison IN the next morning, with the sidecar. Biggest challenge was getting a boot on my right foot.
    PS I was a child of 49 years at the time. I KNOW that makes a difference.
    Gar

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