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Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:08 am

Finally had my right hand surgery on the 20th. Thumb was broken, bone between thumb and index finger knuckle broken and needed to be pinned, tendons on 3 fingers needed repaired. Preliminary dr's notes:Rt index finger closed reduction vs. open reduction, wound exploration and repair right index, long and ring finger. Dr says about 12 wks to get full strength back. Worst part was my left hip was out of place, drove from Deming to Phx and tried walking on it...good fun! When it went back in you could probably hear my screaming in NM. Zack's already putting the bike back together for me. Great to hear that Mickey's injuries weren't as bad as described by the ER personnel as they worked on me...I think he and I can both attest that old guys may rule but they sure don't bounce as good as they did when younger...lol. Special thanks to the EMT's on duty..(also for not cutting my suit), to Roger and the corner workers for being right on top of the situation, to my Dirty Aces brothers for cleaning up my debris field and hauling all my crap home, and to Zack for missing the races to bring me home! Can't wait to get back out with you all again.
Cheers, Dennis
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby EP_Shane_600 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:38 pm

Glad to hear you are doing well.. Heal up quick
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby tuscani451 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:10 pm

Can't wait to have back on the track with us Dennis
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby Thunderdawg » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:34 pm

I don't know what they told ya but it was serious enough to airlift me to EP. Pretty scary on my part. Fortunately I only fractured the left wrist, right clavical, and pelvis, the ribs were the only broken bones. I am so stoked no surgery needed, and even more stoked to be home and moving around 2 weeks later. I think it was Roger and Tony holding my hand along the way, they are angels in disguise ya know.
Anyways, heal up old guy, we need all of us out there we can in order to keep all these young pups in check.
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:45 pm

Guys, Thanks for the well wishes and quick healing. The pain is what it is but it's the time away from riding that sucks! This will be the first time in 5 years I won't be riding to Laguns Seca for the Motogp race...wonder if my 1098 will be having withdrawls too...lol. Hopefully I'll be able to ride along/watch the August enduro. Lief is it true you guys are going to run the yellow 675 for the enduro? if not Zack should hsve the ZX6 back together and you guys can race it! Cheers, Dennis
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:47 pm

Mickey,

The ER techs first question was are you another one from the track?
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby tuscani451 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:50 pm

We are gonna run somthing, just not sure what exactly yet :drunken:
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:54 pm

Mickey, Sorry but it's hell typing one handed...when you can't type with 2 hands..lol. They painted a very scary pic of your injuries, so it's great to hear that you won't need any surgery and are already home!!! Any idea how the bleeder came loose? I still can't figure how my glove came off, they're the top line alpine stars, and zack's hands are smaller than mine. He tried getting them off/on and couldn't pull hard enough to even make them move!
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby blendedfamily » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:56 pm

dennis...

I know someone who wont let that Duc get stale...
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:57 pm

May have to have a drawing to see who gets to keep the battery charged...lol
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby blendedfamily » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:59 pm

I'll treat her right... she'll really fly with me..
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:00 pm

So you're willing to treat my red-headed itslisn girl friend right...eh?
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby blendedfamily » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:04 pm

well, my definition of 'fly' is more literal then figurative. Just make sure you take plenty of pain killers before you toss me the keys... and save some for me afterwards..
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby tuscani451 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:10 pm

blendedfamily wrote:I'll treat her right... she'll really fly with me..

end over end I assume?
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby kz2zx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:13 pm

Or even in a slow Orca-roll...
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:14 pm

It's because of that financial pain I chose to race the zx6 vs. the duc. If I'd have dropped the 1098 that hard the EMT's would have had to defibrilate my VISA card!
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby kz2zx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:22 pm

dude, racing a Duc... your credit card couldn't stand keeping it OPERATIONAL. Let alone crashing...
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby Thunderdawg » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:49 am

I seen Tony's work first hand, there is no slow in the Orca roll. Tony and I seem to have contest going on highest speed and most spectacular crashes. So far I humbly bow to his superior crash techniques. May he always reign as king as long as he can hold me in the ambulance. :shock:
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby Thomas » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:08 am

I'm glad to hear you old guys are going to be ok. You're right, us old guys don't bounce, we just break like fine china.
Hope to see you guy at the track soon. I know I have missed a lot over the last 18 months. Looking forward to getting back out there myself.
New rule: Old guys don't crash. 8)
Heal up quickly guys.
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Re: Hand Surgery

Postby odduc1098 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:25 pm

I like the rule regarding old guys not crashing...just a bit confused about how to enforce it...lol. Never thought of myself as fine china...dental spit cup perhaps...lol.Perhaps we need to implement a rule similar to a beginners track day when we old guys are on the track...must give 5' safety margin and no passing in corners to avoid being taken out by a lowside...oh crap those rules wouldn't have helped me... i fell down on a straightaway. Guess there's no help for me...lol.
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