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    Hi everybody! Been a long time since I've...

    Hi everybody!

    Been a long time since I've participated here but whenever I come back I am in awe of those with more debilitating injuries than my own. Recap:I am about 5 1/2 years post injury....
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    I was kind hoping to rewind to 4/29/2009....

    I was kind hoping to rewind to 4/29/2009....
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    Arndog, Sorry to hear about the hernia. I hope...

    Arndog,

    Sorry to hear about the hernia. I hope it heals well.

    I've gotten back on the scale....

    For the past 3 weeks I've been tracking everything I eat. That has really helped stop the...
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    Bike. 11 miles yesterday, 18 today. You guys make...

    Bike. 11 miles yesterday, 18 today. You guys make me feel like a wimp.

    I've been watching what I eat and losing some weight because I've decided that being overweight and SCI is a horrible...
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    Its been very hard for me to get my cadence back...

    Its been very hard for me to get my cadence back post injury. HR is not a problem though, I've marveled at how much harder I work now to ride slower! I've got HR monitor files to prove it...
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    Saw the Doc today. He said it looked like a...

    Saw the Doc today. He said it looked like a pressure sore but thought it was not exactly where he would have expected it but we are treating it as such. I can only guess I got it from an improperly...
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    Steve, Arndog, truly, Thanks for the quick...

    Steve, Arndog, truly,

    Thanks for the quick replies. That truly means a lot to me. I'm away from home right now and will have it checked by a doc on Tuesday. Will hunt down some Tegaderm dressings...
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    Ok, it's been a while since I posted. This isn't...

    Ok, it's been a while since I posted. This isn't quite about a workout although I've been doing those and am back on the bike (yay, Spring!)

    About 10 days back I discovered an injury on my upper...
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    Ram mounts are high quality. My airline is...

    Ram mounts are high quality.

    My airline is installing 2 suction cup ram mounts in all of our 737's to hold an iPad that is replacing 20 lbs of charts (hallelujah!). This has all had to pass muster...
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    Just saw this one on a United Airlines flight...

    Just saw this one on a United Airlines flight from London.

    I really liked it. I'm just a walking para, so I've only a fragment of the experience of the man upon which the character is based. It...
  11. tweez, I saw this thread come up and realized...

    tweez,

    I saw this thread come up and realized that I posted to this thread almost 2 years ago (mine was the second post).

    I walk unassisted now, in fact I walk well enough that I was able to...
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    I once had some mildly ignorant bike rider tell...

    I once had some mildly ignorant bike rider tell me "don't listen to what your doctors are saying, don't let them tell you what you can't do" and I just had to shake my head in disbelief. He thought I...
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    Getting a little more time on the bike. Happy to...

    Getting a little more time on the bike. Happy to report Im eking out a little better on the average speeds. Just did 17.5 miles and managed to squeak out a post injury PR of 14.0 avg. speed. ANd its...
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    I've been kinda quiet this winter. Nothing very...

    I've been kinda quiet this winter. Nothing very motivational about telling you about my 30 minutes on an elliptical machine a few times a week.

    I'm back on the bike though and have decided to bite...
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    I use power grips also. Looks great! I gottq get...

    I use power grips also. Looks great! I gottq get some miles in... Keep up the good work
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    Work and the holidays put a real crimp in my...

    Work and the holidays put a real crimp in my exercise program.

    But I'm continuing to work and it's getting easier, or perhaps I'm getting used to it again. Dragging my roll aboard bag with a 35...
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    I'm a walking para with a neurogenic bowel and...

    I'm a walking para with a neurogenic bowel and bladder, so I'm not sure my advice is applicable.

    Nonetheless, I use cholestyramine to firm up stool to prevent bowel accidents. If you do a bowel...
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    I don't really know where to begin, so I'll begin...

    I don't really know where to begin, so I'll begin by telling you that I'm back to work---as an airline pilot.

    Your first reaction (other than “hey, that's great!”) is probably to congratulate...
  19. I had a burst L1. My right side is near...

    I had a burst L1. My right side is near normal.I'm currently 2 1/2 years post. I started riding a standard bike about 1 year post. It was hard due to weakness in my left leg as well as plantar...
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    That sounds great, and you look good. Love the...

    That sounds great, and you look good.

    Love the jersey, a few trips to Brussels sold me on the superiority of Belgian beer.

    I did 22 miles yesterday on a course that included a number of very...
  21. We know how hard you're working. Keep up the good...

    We know how hard you're working. Keep up the good work. It's looking great!
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    Is everybody out there napping? Ok, so I'm...

    Is everybody out there napping?

    Ok, so I'm actually catching up on some napping in between some studying. Funny how the sweltering heat abates and then I don't get on the bike for a week. Now...
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    Eight miles is awesome, but outta my league for...

    Eight miles is awesome, but outta my league for now. 2-3 miles is my max and right now, I could probably do more on a bet but since I stress fractured my right foot (the good one) in december doing...
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    My workout was Thursday. Not on a bicycle this...

    My workout was Thursday. Not on a bicycle this time.

    Two weeks ago, as part of an FAA medical exam, I had an EKG. Per usual, I have a "normal abnormality" that every nurse runs by the doc who then...
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    My, my, the only animals I see on my bike rides...

    My, my, the only animals I see on my bike rides are squirrels and the occasional deer. I did come upon a black bear cub and her mother last year while hiking in the Shenandoah, well we came within 50...
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