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  • did you lean? i bet you leant didn't you.

    hope it's a speedy recovery fella. let me know if you need owt this evening if you're still in the hospital.

  • Let me know if you want picking up fron the hospital.

  • Damn. Heal up hillbilly.

  • Did they say how long before you can use one of these ?

  • Sucks Jim but 4-6 months is a lot better than it could have been. Also, you should know that walking sticks come in carbon fiber.

  • Oh Jimbilly, hope you're not in bad pain, get well soon. The wee boy is sending healing dreams over. Hugs to you and Sam xxx

  • Jim

    Amazed and delighted by your good spirits. Heal fully. Do what they tell you. Don't rush.

  • I've been on my crutches and they were very impressed with my movement and said that I'll be trying them in the stairs to morrow and then going home! Thanks everyone, your all amazing!

    Oh and don't lean!

  • Didn't your trusty beard break the fall?

  • Shit news hillbilly. HealTFU

    Someone needs to swap his booze with milk..

  • fuckin hell jim, really sorry to hear this. i only saw you last week at the end of one of your 'secret' training sessions and i know you were putting some miles in for the track season ahead.

    let me know if i can do anything for you dude. you know i'm just round the corner

  • Thanks again everyone. Jim is having a nap now, think the crutches wore him out! Good news today though. I think the hardest part is going to be keeping him amused off the bike for the next few months! Haha.

  • My face at the moment will keep him laughing for a few minutes..

  • Crutches are very hard work, certainly at first - I've been on them three times now.

    Jim is welcome to come over to our house and play with the cats if he is looking for something to do.

  • Thanks once again everyone.

    Well they've had enough of me at the hospital and have now sent me home! I tried the crutches yesterday and yes dammit they aren't easy at first. Today they got me to move around a bit more a seemed very impressed with my crutch skills, so they took me to the stairs and told me that if I could get up and down them ok I could go home, so I did and now I'm at home. It did take me around 20mins to get up to our flat on the 4th floor but I got here.

    So if anyone fancies coming round to see me, come round, it might take me a minuet or 2 to get the door but I will be here.

    Much love and respect, jimbilly xx.

  • it might take me a minuet or 2 to get the door

    Oh, Jim, why do you always have to do things so extravagantly?

    Glad to hear of your progress. Home is nicer than the hospital.

  • Only just saw this Jim, shit news but I'm glad to hear that you're in good spirits and on the mend

  • Today they got me to move around a bit more a seemed very impressed with my crotch skills.

    Oh REALLY?

    (Sorry, had to be done.)

  • I was knocked off by an errant driver this morning. I was heading up Newlands Park towards Sydenham, filtering past stationery traffic when someone decided that the delay was too much and began to execute a three point turn, just as I was passing them. For a split second I thought I was going to get away with it but the car just clipped my rear wheel and I went down on my left hand side.

    The bike is fine bar a couple of scratches and I'm relatively unscathed with some mild abrasions on my ankle, elbow and left buttock. The driver was very apologetic, and admitted fault and has promised to ring me later to check to see if I'm okay. Let's see if my faith in human nature is mis-placed.

    DJ, whats the best way to avoid such an incident?

    (genuine question)

    The first indication as to when any vehicle is about to turn is.....The wheels. If you're filtering/overtaking with the traffic on your left (i.e. where motorcycles tend to) try and go as far away as possible from the stationary cars and keep a strong eye on the slightest movement of the front wheel.

  • My Gran broke her hip, they slung a big lump of titanium in to replace the broken bone and she was back walking in a few days.

    Jim- get a Serotta hip joint

    Dibz

  • I befell the fate of a broken hip at the age of 32 from what seemed a innocuous fall after landing directly on my side. Unfortunately I had osteopenia at the time (due to past use of corticosteroids which doctors quite often dish out) causing the bone to break badly enough to require a plate and screws.

    The good news is that was five months ago and since returning to cycling two months ago I've got most of my strength back, and even managed a 60+ mile jaunt around Holland.

    Even if my bones were strong I am sure I would have done some serious damage. In fact it's quite common for cyclists to have weaker bones unless they regularly do exercise with impact such as running or long walks.

    I know of (at least) three young male cyclists who have broken their hips (one twice) by a sideways fall on ice or diesel. Healthy hips DO break this way.

  • 5 months you say? Thats amazing. If I can manage 60 miles in the next 5 months I'll be over the moon.

  • Hips and their fractures are not all equal. What works for one will not necessaily work for another in terms of surgey, weight-bearing and cycling.
    Don't ignore your doctors' advice!

  • Jim
    I will be in bermondsey Saturday daytime. Can I come over late afternoon?

  • Helly is right, it varies person to person. Hillbilly as you haven't had surgery it will probably be longer till you can weight-bear but long term probably be easier to rebuild that soft tissue which surgery can mess with.

    Hips and their fractures are not all equal. What works for one will not necessaily work for another in terms of surgey, weight-bearing and cycling.
    Don't ignore your doctors' advice!

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