Riding the scooter again
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Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e, 2002 Vespa ET4, 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:42 pm quote
I bought my P200e in 2011. I rode it for 5 months while my Harley was torn down to repair frame cracks and rebuild the transmission. In 2012 the Vespa did another 5 1/2 months of duty after the motor case on the Harley broke and required a complete tear down and rebuild. Now after only letting the scooter rest 4 months, it's called back into service. It's a bit easier to ride the scooter with a broken foot. Karate class was mean to me yesterday! LOL



Resident Grump
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:07 pm quote
My what a fat ankle you have.

Ouch!
Hooked
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:09 pm quote
Check the kick with shin next time lol.. Get well soon man!
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:11 pm quote
Use your other foot to kick them.
Grumpy Biker
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:00 pm quote
heyitsaaron wrote:
Check the kick with shin next time lol.. Get well soon man!
Thanks, i hope to heal quicky and be back to a light workout in a few weeks. Ironically I wasn't even sparring! We were doing drills to help improve our foot speed. As I was jumping over a placed obstical I landed my left foot wrong and rolled the toes under. The ankle is unhurt, but I broke one of the small bones above the blade of the foot. Judging by all the bleeding and swelling its also likely I tore some ligaments. :-/ More tests to follow to determine the full extent of the damage.

-Craig
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:20 pm quote
Owww..nasty-looking at the moment...better once that swelling goes down.

Nice to have the scooter to fall back on

Get well soon!
Molto Verboso
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:22 pm quote
What does the other guy look like?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:03 pm quote
Ouch...
thats ugly! Get well soon, thankfully thats the least used foot on the P-200 series or you'd be walkin' (figuratively)

Thats exactly why I don't exercise
Grumpy Biker
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:24 pm quote
It is convenient that on the P200 I don't need the left foot to do the shifting.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:27 pm quote
caschnd1 wrote:
It is convenient that on the P200 I don't need the left foot to do the shifting.
Or braking....or kickstarting!
saggezza di scala
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:30 pm quote
Ouch! Hope you heal quickly and completely.

Also glad to hear you have appropriate back-up transportation options.
World Traveler
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:38 am quote
Ouch and ouch but the P will be happy for some attention. Heal quickly and don't do anything to soon. Needs to heal properly. Takes a bit longer once were over 25.
Grumpy Biker
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:28 am quote
Thanks for the well wishes.

Judy, I'll see how long I can stay off it. Following doctor's orders has never been a strength for me.

-Craig
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:11 pm quote
riding the scooter again
Get yourself to a health food store and get some arnica montana (cream and/or pills -- I suggest using both). It's a homeopathic remedy, won't interact with other (allopathic) drugs you might have to take, and it can work miracles for swelling and bruising. Use according to package directions. I know people who keep it on them all the time "just in case". Good luck and best wishes!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:13 pm quote
Sweet Jeebus, that looks painful!!
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e, 2002 Vespa ET4, 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:55 pm quote
The pain isn't too bad as long as I'm wearing the boot. But bare foot it's hard to put much weight on it.

The bruising and swelling is migrating south towards the toes. I don't like all that internal bleeding. I'm beginning to think I may have ruptured a ligament. If that's the case, it will require surgery and a longer downtime to fix. I see a specialist tomorrow to determine how to proceed.

-Craig

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Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:45 am quote
Ouch. When I dumped last year the blood from the hematoma on my upper thigh traveled down the inside of my thigh to the back of my knee. Doc said that is normal but I did have to have the hematoma removed surgically. Hope you don't need it.

If you have to and have to have physical therapy maybe you can go to Houston and you and Cheryl can be therapy buddies.
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:42 am quote
You didn't see a DR yet? Get your butt to one. Might have broken sometime and me too on the following DR'S orders. The nurse of the ortho surgeon who will do my knee replacement this fall looked at my helmet sitting on the table in the office and goes "oh no not another one". Apparently she had a hip replacement guy ride his Harley to his check up a week after getting a new hip. Good luck
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e, 2002 Vespa ET4, 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:08 am quote
I've been to the urgent care where they xrayed the foot and confirmed the break. My appointment today is with a specialist.

-Craig
Molto Verboso
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:18 am quote
Good luck with that and heal up soon
World Traveler
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:40 pm quote
Read right over the broken foot in your initial post. Gah getting old is a bitch. I've ridden with my foot in a cast before. be careful and heal quickly
Resident Gentleman
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:27 pm quote
Yikes, Craig. That really looks painful. About 25 years ago I stepped in a hole not watching where I was going with my hands full. We were painting a house with an airless rig. Down I went and my foot looked a lot like yours. The X-ray tech said nothing was broken, but the doctor said one of the little lines looked like a small crack in my ankle. IIRC he put me in a cast for about 3 weeks.
Hope you get a good report from your specialist and recover fully and quickly.
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e, 2002 Vespa ET4, 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
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Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:30 pm quote
New X-rays taken. Two breaks. One in the middle of the foot at the blade. The other is a broken middle toe. Dr told me to keep wearing the boot I got at urgent care. No obvious ligament damage.

-Craig
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:06 pm quote
With your fabricating skills you should have no problems fixing it..... I have see your work ......






Get well soon
Molto Verboso
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:11 pm quote
I feel for you. That looks exactly like what happen to my toes. Broke two toes, I was walking in the yard bare footed. Bad part is I have foot drop and know it. toes rolled under. Stupid of me not to have my braces on. Doc taped em together and that was that. Hurt like hell even with lortabs.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:23 pm quote
If they tell you to stay off that foot, stay off it. Guy I worked with tore something in his knee. they scheduled a operation. Told to stay off it and keep it on ice, pain pills ect. He limped down to the barn to do something, Blood clot broke loose. No need to finish the rest of story.
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