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Old Aug 2nd 2016, 9:57 pm
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Another spine op tomorrow, this time to take out all the Robocop stuff they put in there 4 yrs ago, funnily enough, the Olympics were on then as well.

The devices are causing muscle damage which is detrimental to me being on the podium and apparently, according to my surgeon and my sister, there's things in life that non racing people need mobility for as well.

So, camera is charged and I'll get one of the team to snap away whilst I'm under. I asked them to do that when the stuff went in. The anaesthetist said in his 32 yrs on the job I was only the second person to ask for that

Better be something good on Sky in my room!
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Another spine op tomorrow, this time to take out all the Robocop stuff they put in there 4 yrs ago, funnily enough, the Olympics were on then as well.

The devices are causing muscle damage which is detrimental to me being on the podium and apparently, according to my surgeon and my sister, there's things in life that non racing people need mobility for as well.

So, camera is charged and I'll get one of the team to snap away whilst I'm under. I asked them to do that when the stuff went in. The anaesthetist said in his 32 yrs on the job I was only the second person to ask for that

Better be something good on Sky in my room!
The things you'll do for a break in training!

Tell that surgeon he/she had better look after you, or they'll have the BE mafia to deal with.

And, please put a warning sign at the start of any posts depicting your insides

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The things you'll do for a break in training!

Tell that surgeon he/she had better look after you, or they'll have the BE mafia to deal with.

And, please put a warning sign at the start of any posts depicting your insides

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Thanks SoS

The pics of them going were great, I looked like a slab of tuna with smooth legs

Anyway, the big question is, what shall I do with the bits? I'm thinking some kind of helmet hanger?
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Jesus after all the effort (and expense) of putting them in! Speedy recovery
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Good luck! Bit of judicious timing there to get recovery time while the Olympics are on huh!
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Good luck.

Hope all goes well.
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Oi! Just because you're stuck lying flat in bed, full to the gills with morphine and only a day post-op, doesn't mean you can't let people know how you're going

Here, read this while you're doing nothing.

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Indeed SoS, I am alive

Had a few setbacks due to some stubbornness with the devices and was under observation in a unit this morning. But ok now, been up and about a bit.

They ended up leaving the screws in as there was a chance of cracking a vertebra or two as the screws are coated with some kind of unobtanium that sticks to the bone.

Plus side is, if ever I need another device putting ( like a rod) the fixing points are there. Hopefully won't be needed.

2am, can't sleep, cup of tea and American Dad on the tv. Back hurts like a mofo but all on track for being released Friday afternoon.

The devices were very contaminated ( probably with sports gels ) so I couldn't keep them. I have some pics of them ( mrs TB took the camera home today) they are bigger than I expected.

Hopefully being transported to Somerset on the weekend for recovery at Mums house. Gawk bless Mrs TB, she told me to go there so it's quiet.
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Indeed SoS, I am alive

Had a few setbacks due to some stubbornness with the devices and was under observation in a unit this morning. But ok now, been up and about a bit.

They ended up leaving the screws in as there was a chance of cracking a vertebra or two as the screws are coated with some kind of unobtanium that sticks to the bone.

Plus side is, if ever I need another device putting ( like a rod) the fixing points are there. Hopefully won't be needed.

2am, can't sleep, cup of tea and American Dad on the tv. Back hurts like a mofo but all on track for being released Friday afternoon.

The devices were very contaminated ( probably with sports gels ) so I couldn't keep them. I have some pics of them ( mrs TB took the camera home today) they are bigger than I expected.

Hopefully being transported to Somerset on the weekend for recovery at Mums house. Gawk bless Mrs TB, she told me to go there so it's quiet.
So she doesn't have to deal with a grumpy arse recuperating more like.
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So she doesn't have to deal with a grumpy arse recuperating more like.
Bah, she makes lousy soup anyway and never seems to hear the the cowbell ringing.
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Very pleased to hear that it all went well. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Bah, she makes lousy soup anyway and never seems to hear the the cowbell ringing.
I hope Mrs TB prods you in your sore bits the next time she sees you !

Glad it all went well.

You must be looking forward to getting back to your training......
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Speedy recovery TB.

And thanks for the laughs SoS. A giggle is just what the doctor ordered. ❤
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Originally Posted by Tr1boy View Post
Indeed SoS, I am alive

Had a few setbacks .. and was under observation in a unit this morning.

They ended up leaving the screws in ..

.. but all on track for being released Friday afternoon.
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