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Re: knee replacement

Post by garwil » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:59 am



Going back to the right hand side stand, I have seen an aftermarket attachment for powered drop down stabilizer wheels called "Landing Gear" (http://www.landingear.com). Kind of pricy, but they look like they work. You can even use them for low speed maneuvering and backing up.

I don't know if this will work for you, but I tend to get on and off the right side of my bike all the time. Any time my wife rides with me, I mount and dismount from the right. Also, at work, I often park beside a vehicle and have more room on the right. I don't know why, but when I mount/dismount to the left, I tend to stand up on the left peg and swing my right leg over. However, when I mount/dismount to the right, I put my right foot on the ground and swing my left leg over. Of course, when my wife is riding with me, I let her mount first, then I kick my left leg over and slide on from the right. I just find it easier.



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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:35 pm

hello garwil:

yes, I have seen and would love to have a set of those landing gear wheels, and yes, they are VERY expensive, the ones ive seen are around $2,500.00 and unfortunately those are not within my finance range. what I am looking for is a kickstand that I can mount on the right side of the frame to use so I can stop using my left leg as a "body weight stand" when I have to mount and dismount the bike. I cant put my left leg on the ground and put all my weight onto my left leg and pivot on my left foot to get it over the seat. I would rather get on and off the bike from the right side, that would put a stop to some of the problems right there.

I know I can find kickstands on eBay because its something that ive already looked into and have it welded to the right side of the bike's frame.

stuart.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:10 pm

hey guys:

well I had my eye surgery at 8am cst today at the veterans hospital in Murfreesboro Tennessee, and I have to say, it went very well. the doctor did a very good job, I already much clearer vision in my right eye, now once this eye heals up, im going to have my left eye fixed. what a difference, I can actually SEE AGAIN :D, in fact, I might not even need to wear glasses anymore. I have to go back for a post-op exam tomorrow morning, then I can drive the 147 miles back home. only one problem, im going to be driving over a mountain range that's going to have somewhere between 3-5 inches of sleet, ice and snow on it, so its gonna be very dangerous and very slow going.

i'll keep ya'll up to date on my progress.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by garwil » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:46 pm

Glad to hear the first eye went well. Hope the second goes as well. I expect we all can look forward to that some day. ;-)

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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:08 pm

hey garwil:

well, it'll take about 2 months before my eye will be totally healed up, that's when i'll know for sure if it was a total success, then have the other eye fixed.......hey, you gonna be getting all that snow ive been hearing about headed our way? im driving home from Murfreesboro to Sweetwater tomorrow afternoon across i40e to i75s. I heard i24 is gonna be a mess tomorrow into Thursday.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by garwil » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:24 pm

Well, once again we have dodged the bullet. We got a very light skiff of snow. I almost rode; but I heard there some localized patches of heavier snow. Good thing because there was a stretch right at th TN/MS border that was kinda slick.
Hope you don't run into it over there.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by garwil » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:06 am

I thought I might have spoken to soon, but it does look like we have emerged with very little of the frozen stuff. I am afraid you won't be as blessed.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by redial » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:40 pm

I was glad to read that your first eye operation was successful. It is a bit daunting when you go in, but it is really marvellous when the bandage comes off, and you can see so much, and in colour! Much more betterer than looking through a fog. Dont rush the second eye, although it also will be spectacular, just in case there are any complications (infections or similar).

If you like, I will keep an eye out for you when riding. Are you feeling like a bionic man yet?
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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:37 pm

hey guys:

wife and I just got back home about an hour ago, and man is it really snowing here to beat the band. started driving thru it about 30 miles from home......garwil, out on i40 east, west of Lenoir city.

redial:
yes, it is amazing how much better one can see without any obstructions in the eye. everything is so crisp and clear. the only thing i'll need is a new pair of reading glasses. I have 3 different eye drops I have to take 4x a day for the next month, and boy do they burn. I have to also wear an eye patch to bed for protection so I don't accidently try to rub my eye. if everything heals up the way it should, I might have my other eye fixed next month, and yes, keep an "eye out" for me while your riding, and no, im not quite the bionic man........yet LOL. :)

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Re: knee replacement

Post by redial » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:52 pm

My surgeon wouldnt do my other eye for about 12 months. He said that as I could see quite clearly, and he had just paid off his new boat, then there wasnt any rush. Actually, I think he wanted to see how it all turned out and 'bedded' in before he went the next step. I played along with him, as he was earning the "big bucks", and he seemed to be competent with my first eye. I did remind him, though, they have stopped making eyes in my size and colour, and to be careful!
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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:06 pm

hey redial:

lol on the size and colour, that's funny, and don't you mean YOU paid off HIS new boat? lol. my dr. said he could do my other eye once this one is completely healed up which should take about a month...........

garwil, we got about a half a foot of snow on the ground here, but it should be all gone by the end of the week as the temps go up to the low 60's. ITS MOTORCYCLE WEATHER AGAIN! ! :D

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Re: knee replacement

Post by Sidcar » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:53 am

Hi Stuart good to know you can now see eye to eye with the world.
My sympathies about the snow. Over here it's rain and gales that's the problem and there's flooding across the south of the country. Any more rain and the place will sink.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:58 am

hi sid:

thanks for the well wishes about my eye. yes, its wonderful to be able to see things clearly again. what a difference. sorry to hear about the bad weather across the pond. I guess its time to break out the rowboat and oars, or build an ark and head for higher ground. just remember to pack your bike on it so you can ride off into the sunset when all the rain stops.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:07 pm

Sidcar wrote:Hi Stuart good to know you can now see eye to eye with the world.
My sympathies about the snow. Over here it's rain and gales that's the problem and there's flooding across the south of the country. Any more rain and the place will sink.

Sid
hey Sid, thought I'd say hi and see how YOUR doing. hope all is well on the other side of the pond with all the rain you've been having.

it was a beautiful day here today with the temps in the lower 70's. took the bike out for a much needed run. found out that i need to replace the battery. got stuck along my ride and had to get a jump start from a motorist at the store. glad he had one of those booster jump starters.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by Sidcar » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi Stuart,
The weather's calmed down a bit thank goodness though here's still lots of places in the south still flooded. I've gone down with a stinking cold so I haven't ridden the Wing since Monday and as I'm still coughing and sniffing I shan't be riding anytime soon.
Tough about the battery.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:46 pm

hi Sid:

glad to hear your getting a break from the nasty weather you've been having, but sorry to hear about your being sick. hope you get better soon so you can get back on your bike and ride. the battery is just another "set back" in life which will be taken care of next pay day. getting ready to take the wife to her doctor in a little bit, nothing wrong, just a routine check up.

take care, stay warm, drink fluids, (motor oil and transmission fluid don't count), lol.

get well soon,

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Re: knee replacement

Post by Mins Man » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:31 am

To those people contemplating a knee replacement, I'll do the right thing and tell you how much it hurts. Think of the worst pain you've experienced and double it. I have a couple of mates that have had it done, and I'm pretty dirty on them for not preparing me for what I was in for. Here in Oz it used to be normal procedure to do both knees at once, because the pain was so bad that people wouldn't come back to have the second one done, but nowadays they won't immobilise you by doing them both.
Having said that, the first 4 weeks were terrible, but after that it gets better every day and supposedly after 12 months the knee is good as gold. I'm 8 months in and getting there.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by ironman218 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:08 pm

Had both replaced in June 2016 and back to work by end of August 2016. Therapist was right when she said "Having both done at the same time usually quickens the recovery time because you won't have a good leg to stand on." Worked for me. Here it is 1 1/2 years later, knees tender when I try to crawl around on them, but 'oh' how the pain is gone when I walk around town. I ride a 94 Goldwing trike and enjoying it every time I swing my leg over the seat and climb onboard.

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Re: knee replacement

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:41 pm

my aunt has a bad knee and the doctor trying to get her to replace it....

she is 86 now, and had a bad fall two weeks ago, and broke her left foot...

doc says she will be in a foot cast for about 12 weeks, and when does she want to schedule the knee surgery?

she told him "never", it ain't worth it.
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Re: knee replacement

Post by ironman218 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:17 am

Sounds like your aunt has made a wise decision. Knee replacement recovery takes a lot out of you even when the surgery goes according to plan. I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for you aunt's broken foot.



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