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    On the verge of taking a Percocet but still...

    On the verge of taking a Percocet but still haven't opened the bottle. My left hip hurts from the surgery, right hip is blowing up, and left calf hurts due to nerve damage from 2 dog attacks in past...
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    Guess we all have to take our turns. Larger...

    Guess we all have to take our turns. Larger cities do offer more, but to my surprise, the ortho surgeon I found is just right down the road. How often does THIS happen? The problem was fighting...
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    Hi - Thanks for the response. I've been in a fog...

    Hi - Thanks for the response. I've been in a fog since my surgery on 10/27. I can't believe that my problem is this unheard of. The physical therapy I had a year ago was brutal and the therapist...
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    arthroscopic hip bursectomy

    Hi TE -
    I've been riding for over 30 years and am now scheduled for trochanteric bursectomy and IT band release to stop the pain. I've been through multiple rounds of cortisone injections plus...
  5. Looking for Michigan contact re dog bite law

    Hi TE - I live in Indiana where we have a dog bite law that only protects law enforcement, emergency responders, mail carriers, etc but not general citizens. I was bitten recently and I fall under...
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    Thanks for the posts. It has been 8 weeks since...

    Thanks for the posts. It has been 8 weeks since I broke my left wrist (radius). I'm back on my bike and am pain free which makes me very happy. I had expected wrist pain once I started riding...
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    Any TE riders with a fractured radius?

    I was ambushed by my monster-size 4 1/2 month old Newfie pup at the end of July. Surgery 7-29-15 to have plate/screws placed to my left wrist. My riding miles were adding up so well and I was...
  8. helmet mounted camera for safety when riding -- anyone?

    Does anyone in TE forum use a helmet-mounted camera to record problems with dogs/angry people? I've been advised by local law enforcement to consider purchasing a camera to record situations that...
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    trokendi xr for migraine prevention

    Has anyone in TE used trokendi xr for migraine prevention? I just started taking it. Would like to know how it's affecting you. Thanks - Barb
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    thanks for the encouragement. Once things...

    thanks for the encouragement. Once things slow/calm down I'll start putting in the miles again to get my body back to the level it can handle. Good riding cuts my age in half and the resulting...
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    Thanks - I am getting more rest finally. I work...

    Thanks -
    I am getting more rest finally. I work nights, but during my husband's hospital stay and first week at home I was REALLY tired. I sure have gained awareness of what family caregivers go...
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    Riding on hold due to husband's CABG x 5

    I had a really good mileage year in 2012 and assumed that 2013 would be much the same. Then my husband had to have open heart surgery and I haven't been on the bike for weeks. The year didn't start...
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    using air horn to startle aggressive dogs

    I've been having more problems with dogs chasing me and attacking my bike. Over the past few years, I've been bitten twice and have had my front wheel knocked out from under me twice. I carry mace...
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    electric dog fencing

    Thanks for the additional comments, TE.

    I think I'll have to figure a lot of this out as I go. I really don't see an electric fence in my future now. Extra training with my current dogs is going...
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    ideas regarding fencing

    Thanks for the ideas, TE. You have brought several concerns/points to my attention and this is why I asked the question.
    At this moment, I don't think I like the idea of an electric underground...
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    Electric fencing for dogs

    I will be moving from a rural area to suburban soon. My two retrievers have enjoyed the ability to go where they please, but they will be restricted to our 5 acres once we re-locate.

    I would...
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    tailbone pain

    Hi Leesann -

    Thank you for thinking of me. I chased doctors and tests last summer and got no where. I bought a special v-cushion and it didn't help. I carried it everywhere for a month.
    I...
  18. Thread: Latex allergy

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    latex

    I've never had problems with bananas.

    I was at work at the hospital. I was doing psych interviews.
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    latex

    I will see my allergy doc in a few weeks. He may or may not recommend repeat latex allergy testing.

    I've never had an allergic reaction to the novocaine although with allergies, anything is...
  20. Thread: Latex allergy

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    Latex allergy

    I had dental work done recently (temporary crown). 28 hours later, I developed wheezing, a tight cough, and was short of breath. I had to use a nebulizer for several days till things cleared up. ...
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    anxiety club

    WindingRoad -

    Good for you to reach out with honesty and bravery despite the current struggle with the inner chaos.
    It isn't fair the way anxiety revisits us without warning, but the demons...
  22. moms

    This forum helps us feel less alone.

    My mother has depressive personality disorder. She was always dreary, negative, sarcastic, and critical when I was growing up. My parents parted when I was...
  23. I'm interested

    Hi tc1 -
    Yes, I am interested in corresponding with your friend that has done therapeutic foster care. I will wait for a PM from you with his e-mail.
    Thanks - Barb
  24. Thread: Downhill fear

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    bouncing

    I don't know how I thought to try this, but it helps distract me from my body's urge to become one tight muscle when I'm riding downhill. It's similar to the technique that equestrians use during...
  25. Thread: Downhill fear

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    downhill fear

    This anxiety/fear thing when descending sure takes the fun out of riding. I went through this during the summer. Not sure why but I think a couple very windy days contributed. I was almost knocked...
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