Friday, March 2, 2012

The Good, The Bad and The Shinny New Bikes

The Good - Sheryl got her MRI results back and the showed no major changes from last time and no need for surgery.....Yeaaaaaaa. Recommended continued treatment by her pain management doctor.

The Bad - Got my MRI results back, I guess the terms Tear and Fracture aren't good....darn it!!! We haven't got a call from the doctor yet, but Nurse Sheryl said it doesn't sound good from what she can read. Looks like a referral to an ortho doc will be in order. With any luck it won't need surgery, so wish me luck!

The Shinny new bikes - A couple of years ago Sheryl and I had a couple of very nice mountain bikes which we loved to ride. However with Sheryl's back, she was having a difficult time leaning over to ride hers. I in turn wasn't real comfy on mine either and I wasn't using it much to get out on the trails. We decided to sell them and picked up a couple of single speed comfort bikes, now those get their name for a reason. They were great, sitting up straight to ride made it extra nice for Sheryl. One thing we found though, travelling around the country is, not every campground is flat and trying to peddle those single speed bikes up hill, well, wasn't all that fun. We wanted a couple of new bikes once we started our adventure again and just happened to find these, so we pulled the trigger and picked them up. Sheryl got her a nice comfort style with 7 speeds and I picked up another mountain bike as I plan on hitting the trails more that I used to. I call mine, my mid life crisis bike, and as everyone has been telling us, it's better than a sports car!

Of course we get the bikes before I found out how Jacked up my knee is, oh well, looks like those mountain trails will have to wait just a little longer. Along with my post of how I rode off the side of the trail and ended up 100 feet down wrapped around a tree, but lets not get ahead of ourselves

Hope everyone has a good weekend and we'll see you back here next time.....................


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

With a good Knee Brace easy cycling might be one of the best forms of therapy going to keep your leg strength up and limber.

For Sherry's bike since she opted for only the front fork shock system because of her back here's what I did to Kathy's bike. It's called a shock stem that holds the seat instead of the rigid hollow post. Also a Gel-Type Saddle seat that has Compression not Tension type springs. The Seat and Stem at a Cycle Shop might cost $40 -$50. Cheaper then a full suspension Bicycle.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Glad to hear Sheryl is doing good while you're falling apart. Hope that there is no major issues with your knee.

Those bikes are nice, maybe they'll be good theraphy for rejuvinating your knee.

Just watch out for those trees! ;c)

Mike and Terri said...

Ooooo. Good news for Sheryl, but sorry about your news. Here's hoping for the best possible remedy sans surgery.