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awaiting surgery

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Buzztail, Jul 11, 2008.

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  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail Member

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    I just put some new rubber on the KLR650 last Thursday:D (TKC80s)
    Looks good right?
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    I managed a nice hi-speed get off in the Natl. Forest last weekend resulting in this
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    Surgery is Tuesday to repair, and I'll be out of work until the end of next week. I need some ideas for movies to watch, and books to read. I just finished "World Made by Hand" and will have "2012" done by the weekend. Anything along those lines.... I know the wreck is not not "gun related" but the media I seek advise on is, and the main reason I'm paying for the surgery is that without it my rifle shooting days may be limited to RF...
    Yes, I'm lefthanded:(
     
  2. 220_Swift

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    Have you read "Lights Out" already? I can post the link if you have not. It is a very good read, written by one of the members here. And it is available online in pdf format.
     
  3. yesit'sloaded

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    If you haven't seen them yet.
    Enemy at the Gates
    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Longest Day
    Supersize Me (just an eye opener everyone needs to see)
    Boondock Saints
     
  4. Buzztail

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    Please post the link to "lights out". I had forgotten about that one, and have been meaning to read it for awhile:D

    yesit'sloaded- Seen 'em all. I own most of them! I'm getting ready to update my Netflix Que, and need some more great ideas though!!
     
  5. gtmerkley

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    Wow that sucks sorry to hear that!
     
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    hope you recover quickly and glad you werent injured more severely.

    I have hi-sided a couple times and i know its not fun (tore some ligaments in my shoulder)

    Keep it rubber side down.
     
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    join the club! i did this last April on my XR250. mine healed this way. it sucks.

    [​IMG]

    Bobby
     
  9. Buzztail

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    Bobby, I have heard lotsa horror stories about not shooting rifles after a break like these- what are your views on it?
     
  10. Buzztail

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    Swift, Thanks for the link!
     
  11. Bobarino

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    Buzztail,

    i couldn't shoot for about 8 months until it healed. i'm right handed and busted my left collar bone. it took a year and lots of physical therapy to recover from but i can shoot just fine now either right or left handed. if i had it plated, recovery would have been less than half but i had no health insurance and didn't have the $15k it would have cost. i can even shoot 100 rounds of trap left handed now if i want to. at the time i broke it, it was the most PITA break i've had to date (and i've broken 14 bones!) but now its just more annoying than anything. if you're getting yours plated, (DON'T get it pinned) you'll be good to go in less than 3 months. it does suck in the mean time though. you have my sympathies. you'll be fine as long as the Doc is good. plus you'll have a cool new scar. chicks dig scars :)

    Bobby
     
  12. Buzztail

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    Yeah, plate and screws. The guy that's doing it is pretty well liked in the sports Ortho area around here, and has worked on lots of FSU athletes, gymnasts, etc. He said I'd have full range of motion back in a week or less, and be close to 100% in two to three months. I plan to be back on the bike in less that a month on-road and riding trails soon after on my XT225
     
  13. W.E.G.

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    As I've said before, nice looking bike.

    But the other pic is why I quit riding.
    Can't afford the mechanics and replacement parts for the black-and-white model.

    Hope you heal quickly.
     
  14. MGshaggy

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    Get the PBS series "The War" by Ken Burns. Six DVDs should keep your interest for a while, especially if you like guns of the WWII era. The footage and interviews are excellent.
     
  15. ZeSpectre

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    Amen brother. I want a ROLL CAGE around my soft little organics these days!
     
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    If your looking for some good books I recommend the Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler. Great Fictional adventures that feature some neat guns.
     
  17. Souris

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    FreeHold. Libertarian capitalist planet goes to war with a UN run earth. Available for free in HTML format from Baen Books.
    A Hym before battle. Alien invasion scenario. also available for free from Baen Books.
    http://www.baen.com/library/

    Serenity
    Firefly
    Patton
    Das Boot
     
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    Time to start shooting 'weak side'. It's not as bad as you think. Take everything you've learned about shooting, and "teach" it to your off hand to work the trigger!
     
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    Lots of good stuff in the baen free library.
     
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    Just ask for some good pain medication, I think you may need it. Don't ask how I know.:uhoh:
     
  21. Buzztail

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    W.E.G. Tanks! I Love my KLR- it's the bike for utilitarianism!:)

    MGShaggy, That's the stuff that'll get me through!! Thanks

    GlowinPontiac, and Souris, Will check 'em out- Thanks!

    maestro pistolero, I got that covered already- I probably shoot 90% as well from the weak side, but why limit myself?;)

    Dwarren- Minimum Narcotics for me -thanks, but I deal better with pain...
     
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    Buzz, Sorry Too Hear About This , Hope You Are Better Soon, I Was Bed Ridden For Eight Weeks Jaw Wired Shut , Like To Have Starved To Death!!!!! But Im Ok Now Back Up To 265# Good Luck Man! Csa
     
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    Recovering from my surgery myself that was done in april, I was rear ended in my work truck last september. Had a spinal fusion preformed on my lower back. Good Luck, hope things go well.
     
  24. jparham

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    Not to criticize you, but the clips of that movie I saw were just more hippie anti-corporation BS. You know, blaming Mac Donalds for making people fat, not the people for eating a lot of Mac Donalds.

    As to books: anything by Crichton, Clancy, or Grisham will probably be good, along with the Ian Fleming James Bond books.
     
  25. The Annoyed Man

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    Why the surgery? When my brother bailed off his TZ250 at the exit of turn 4 at Willow Springs, his x-ray pics looked just like that. The ER at at Antelope Valley Medical Center gave him a brace to wear and sent him on his way. His ortho followup doctor told him to keep wearing the brace until he the bone was knit. That's what he did. He now has a small bump on his collar bone.

    5 years of racing, and I never bailed off on a race track myself. I guess I wasn't going fast enough. :D

    Nearly got killed 3 times on the street.
     
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