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Thread: Jinxed?

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    Jinxed?

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    I'd like to start off by mentioning that it has been a couple of years since I've been on the blog. That said, I am wondering if I am somehow "jinxed". It started back in 2009, I got the bike bug back, so went out and purchased a "flat bar" road bike as I was having neck issues. I somehow thought that not going back to a drop bar would be better for my neck. Within months after purchasing, the pain kept getting worse and finally complained to my doctor. Following an MRI, I was referred to neurosurgery as I had a herniated disc which required surgery. Didn't touch my bike for several mos (actually, it was more like a year). I then got the itch again, and started riding. Within six mos., I started having issues with my ankle. Nothing serious, except that it would give out on me--and ALWAYS when I would go down the stairs in my house or stepping off a curb. After a very bad fall, I once again went to my dr., and once again an MRI. This time I had a completely torn tendon and ligaments in my right ankle. Surgery once again--only this time, it came with a very lengthy recovery period. Stayed off the bike for approx. another year. Third time should be the charm, right? Well, my goal for 2016 was to ride my bike again--and I got back on it. By Dec. of 2016 I had increased my mileage and hit the hills. I decided it was time to purchase an endurance bike, as I wanted to ride very long distances and do a gran fondo or two. I had a guru fit and ordered my bike a week and a half ago--and guess what? I ended up in the ER with an incarcerated hernia (who knew women could have inguinal hernias??!!) as well as an umbilical and intra-abdominal hernia. So, I now have to have surgery on this! Is there a correlation between me wanting to ride and surgeries????!!!!!

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    Hi CAS, I'm glad you stopped by. I wish I could offer something other than sympathy! Hopefully after the hernia surgery you can try again? Though I'd understand if you decided not to.

    Good luck with your surgery -- stop by and say hi if you're looking for conversation or support while you're recovering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    Hi CAS, I'm glad you stopped by. I wish I could offer something other than sympathy! Hopefully after the hernia surgery you can try again? Though I'd understand if you decided not to.

    Good luck with your surgery -- stop by and say hi if you're looking for conversation or support while you're recovering.
    You are so sweet, thank you! I won't give up....I may complain a lot, but it won't stop me. . I will ride until the day before surgery, and will resume the moment the surgeon gives me the go-ahead. I didn't buy another bike just to look at it (but it will make me smile during the recovery as it will be placed in a prominent spot where I will always see it! ��

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    Good to see you here. Sometimes stuff just happens and it's probably best to have the attitude you have. You bought a nice bike, so keep looking at it!
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    Thank you, Crankin.

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