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July 9, 2019, 11:34 AM

Sorry to hear, glad you are still here. Heal up, took a while for me to feel comfortable on the bike again after my last incident, but I just couldnt stay away.


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July 10, 2019, 07:30 AM

Some good news - my doctor's office was able to get me my MRI and I had it done Monday morning. Amazing. I got the report but haven't talked to my doctor about it yet. It looks mostly Greek, but I did see that there is "focal full-thickness tearing of the medial retinaculum from the patellar insertion." Google says that will heal on its own, though I may be at greater risk for a knee dislocation. No idea how long the recovery is.

Full thickness graft is scheduled for Thursday morning. Looking forward to getting on the "final" road to recovery, though I have a feeling it will feel like I've hit a soft reset button for a while.


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July 10, 2019, 07:36 AM

Oh, they totaled my bike. Going to fight with them over the value. I had a $500 deductible, and these are the amounts:

Keep the bike, title becomes salvage: $2,065.50
Insurance takes bike: $3,185.50

Accounting for the deductible, they've pegged the bike's replacement value at $3685. No way could I buy a 2010 Bonneville for that kind of money. Not sure if I want to keep it to resell. I'd like to think it would be a fun project, but I already have too many bikes, and the resale value would take a hit due to the title being salvaged. It fires up like a champ and still sounds nice, so there's that.


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July 10, 2019, 08:20 AM

Damn that's a garbage evaluation.

It's a toss up really. Not sure how much of a return you'd get by fixing and selling it with a salvage title. Yet, it certainly is worth fighting with the insurance company about.


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July 10, 2019, 08:26 AM

They already rejected my rejection and would not increase it. Time to start looking for another company.


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They already rejected my rejection and would not increase it. Time to start looking for another company.
That's some BS. So you cashing out?


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July 16, 2019, 10:30 PM

Hey - glad you (rolled and slid) out of this.

No worries on the bike - total it and take your time on figuring out your new steed.

I have had a few bad get offs on the street and track and for street bikes once was enough for me when it was a real crash to part ways.

Dunno why, stakes are higher on the street (to me) so I would relax, take your time and get a bike that excites you to ride.

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July 17, 2019, 12:58 PM

Been a while since my last update. My doctor's office was able to pull some strings and work with my insurance company to get an MRI done on the 8th. No surgery needed, but I do have a "full thickness tear of the medial retinaculum from the patellar insertion" whatever that means. Google says it'll heal on its own without surgery.

Skin graft came last Thursday. Stole some skin from my upper hip. I never notice that site unless I have to scratch. New world of pain on my knee though, and the first few days were pretty shitty, even with oxy every 6 hours. I am already off the hard stuff though, and ibuprofen seems to be doing its job. I'm in a pretty robust immobilizer with only 10 degrees of flex in my knee, so it's a pain to get around. Still sucks to sit in a chair, even with my foot propped up. Lying on my back is the only comfortable position.

I'll see what my doc says on Friday. I'm hoping the graft is taking well, though I think it'll be a few more weeks before I can get some real range of motion back.

Insurance took the bike, picked it up on Monday. I was just sick of dealing with them. Very little service after a crash. I plan to send a polite nastygram about it after I get my check. I doubt anything of value will come from it, but I think it will at least be cathartic.


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Been a while since my last update. My doctor's office was able to pull some strings and work with my insurance company to get an MRI done on the 8th. No surgery needed, but I do have a "full thickness tear of the medial retinaculum from the patellar insertion" whatever that means. Google says it'll heal on its own without surgery.

Skin graft came last Thursday. Stole some skin from my upper hip. I never notice that site unless I have to scratch. New world of pain on my knee though, and the first few days were pretty shitty, even with oxy every 6 hours. I am already off the hard stuff though, and ibuprofen seems to be doing its job. I'm in a pretty robust immobilizer with only 10 degrees of flex in my knee, so it's a pain to get around. Still sucks to sit in a chair, even with my foot propped up. Lying on my back is the only comfortable position.

I'll see what my doc says on Friday. I'm hoping the graft is taking well, though I think it'll be a few more weeks before I can get some real range of motion back.

Insurance took the bike, picked it up on Monday. I was just sick of dealing with them. Very little service after a crash. I plan to send a polite nastygram about it after I get my check. I doubt anything of value will come from it, but I think it will at least be cathartic.
Had to be there for a few months. I got one of those prop up boards for the laptop, parked it next to the bed and spent a lot of time with movies, etc. Even just as background noise. Something else to focus on while doing the 'at-home' PT exercises.

Good luck.
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July 19, 2019, 04:08 PM

Saw my doctor today who took the stitches out. The graft was purple-ish which he said was normal and alive. Black would have been bad and dead. Did a small range of motion test which allowed me to bump my immobilizer up to 30 degrees of range. Still not good enough to comfortably sit at my desk, but it's good for a recliner. May try sleeping in my bed again tonight. Will try to shower for the first time in 10 days tomorrow.

I can walk/hobble a bit which is good, but I'm far from mobile. No internal knee pain. Next visit is in 2 weeks at which point we'll see if I'm flexible enough to drive. He said it could be 3 months before I'm running, but I'm hoping to be good in September when the weather cools off for better riding.


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Saw my doctor today who took the stitches out. The graft was purple-ish which he said was normal and alive. Black would have been bad and dead. Did a small range of motion test which allowed me to bump my immobilizer up to 30 degrees of range. Still not good enough to comfortably sit at my desk, but it's good for a recliner. May try sleeping in my bed again tonight. Will try to shower for the first time in 10 days tomorrow.

I can walk/hobble a bit which is good, but I'm far from mobile. No internal knee pain. Next visit is in 2 weeks at which point we'll see if I'm flexible enough to drive. He said it could be 3 months before I'm running, but I'm hoping to be good in September when the weather cools off for better riding.
I picked up some Tegaderm dressing. I put some Neosporin on the 18" long incision line, covered that with a line of gauze and covered the whole thing with the film. That stuff ain't cheap so I cut it into strips wide enough to cover what needed cover and overlapped the edges about 1/4".

It kept the wound dry very well while I scrubbed the five weeks of hospital off of me and afterwards it peeled off without a problem. Slowly, carefully didn't disturb the wound at all.


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unintentional accidental

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