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@newleaf150 Glad to hear that you are OK and doing better. Never had diverticulitis but I was in the hospital three days for pancreatitis. When I first went to the emergency room, even the morphine they gave me wasn't working so well. And from what I hear, that pain isn't near as bad as what you experienced. First the COVID and now this. Maybe you should move to Florida and enjoy the warm weather and lay in the sun for a while. :D Just do what the doc says and you should be back in the saddle in no time.
 

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Thanks, John_V! I can't really speak to relative pain levels, but this was bad. They brought the initial pain under control with enough IV opiates to cause auditory and visual hallucinations.

The only saving grace there was that I managed to recognize that the things I saw and heard were not real, despite the apparently clear evidence of my senses. That lasted 3 days on and off until they weaned me off the opiates altogether post op. I have to say, I'm not a fan of hallucinating :eek:.

Hang in there and stay safe!
 

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Turned 60 on Saturday......blew up the area on the AnthemX today feeling like I'm in my 20s..........then ordered the enduro bearing set for the rear suspension since the bike is getting old, lol.........2014 model so 6 yrs of heavy fun but no slop yet. Just scarfing up the parts while they're available for when it needs it. Woohoo, wutta blast! That bike is like fountain of youth.....more you ride it the better you feel so AnthemX for every meal. Hope ever one has great Thanksgiving!
 

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Yes I did. First ride since Monday. Went for some blood work on Wednesday and the results were exactly what I predicted. The increase in dosage made the anemia worse which explains all this tiredness. Feeling pretty good this morning and I really wanted to ride so I opted for a short 25 mile ride since I have a scheduled ride with Frankie tomorrow. Here’s hoping I’m not tired in the morning.
 

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cooler weather brings back fond memories of rides with a fly-fishing rod strapped to my bicycle. seeing my breath and listening to chain grab cogs as my smaller legs raced to hold my father’s wheel on winding mountain road. the warmth of sun barely breaking the horizon as welcome as the cocoa from thermos upon the first touching of my lips.
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these days morning rides tend to be on a dirt road or a trail with my dearest friend. this is no less enjoyable simply a reminder that things change. time holds still for no one and wishing a thing rarely has made it so. the early morning sun breaking horizon on chilly mornings; well, it is as welcome as it always was.
 

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Two days in a row! Met Frankie this morning and did one of our chitchat rides. It was another slow but enjoyable ride. Felt really good this morning but wasn't sure how long into the ride it would be before the tiredness hit me; especially after riding yesterday. Ended up with 40 miles and feeling like I could go another 10 or so but that would have been pushing it. If I feel good tomorrow morning, I may go out and do three in a row; something I haven't done since before the crash. We'll see what happens.
 

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Two days in a row! Met Frankie this morning and did one of our chitchat rides. It was another slow but enjoyable ride. Felt really good this morning but wasn't sure how long into the ride it would be before the tiredness hit me; especially after riding yesterday. Ended up with 40 miles and feeling like I could go another 10 or so but that would have been pushing it. If I feel good tomorrow morning, I may go out and do three in a row; something I haven't done since before the crash. We'll see what happens.
Glad to see it's all coming back around.
 
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Nice bit of writing and the perfect picture.
You should do a search and read some of her posts, extremely eloquent. Both her and her old roommate, whose username escapes me now, write superbly.
 

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Holy cow @newleaf150! i'm not even sure what to say other than hoping for a speedy and complete recovery. Thank God for being a healthy fit individual, I'm a true believer that goes a long way in healing and recovery.

I've experienced the same awakening during a surgery. Make a long story short I had compound break of both Fibula and tibia that required a skin graft and I woke during that procedure. I was more pissed but MUCH older.
Big (late) +1 from me!
Best regards
 

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Hoping to make it three in a row yesterday by doing a ride with the wife. We got up later than normal so she said we'll go after lunch. Well, after lunch, she changed her mind. No ride. This morning was a wash out (or should I say rain out).
 
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No rides since Sunday. Someone up north decided our weather has been too warm and sent us a cold snap. Temps in the upper 30s and low 40s in the morning with highs in the 50s. Don’t have the clothing to ride in those temps and it’s just a little too cold for arm and leg warmers. Tomorrow should be back to normal with temps in the 70s.
 
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