Mia culpa: I was having some fun with the whole Home Depot shtick - except the part about med schools using skilled dexterity as a means of choosing surgeons… that part I meant.
Whodat - find a place to use at least one of those plates or screws on your scoot! Killer cable tie or what not.
While i was laying in bed wide awake at 1:30am this morning, i remember that right after my first surgery, my surgeon DID bring up the fact that he used a bunch of different length screws because that's all they had in stock. I could tell he was quite frustrated with what the hospital provided him with...or allowed him to use (so this thread won't need to be moved to the bodgespotting thread). The surgeon is a cool guy. He's a very active physically and i could tell that he works out to keep in shape. So during his and my first pre-op discussion, i made it VERY clear of what results i expected when everything was all said and done with. I told him i wanted to be able to do the "asian squat" again, and to try to knock out a sub 5 minute mile.
It was kind of comical a couple hours after i got home from the hospital yesterday evening. One of our dogs got their coat (and themselves) caught up in the barbwire fence. It was about 35 degrees out, my right foot was bandaged up, i was wearing one crock on my left foot, going commando in basketball shorts, while wearing just a track jacket with no shirt underneath, so i was dang cold. I had to ride down the gravel driveway for about a 1/4" mile so i hopped on my little Coleman mini-bike...while still doped up from surgery 2 hours prior and the oxy that i had just taken...while our second dog was chasing me, while he weaving back and forth in front of my tire! I think he was purposely trying to crash me out! Long story short, it took me a few minutes to untangle the dog (she was 100% unscathed) and i didn't break my leg! Good times that i don't care to repeat, but make great memories!
My pain management is about 20x easier for this second surgery. In fact, it's only been 24 hours and i'm starting to get smidge bit stir crazy already. I had a difficult enough time during the first surgery that i lost 18lbs (i dropped down to a very unhealthy 4.5% body fat, 142lbs, @ 6' tall). It's taken me months and months of going to the gym 9~12 hours a week to get those numbers back up to 8.5% body fat and 158lbs. I know that's totally a first world problem, but the reason i posted up those numbers is because it's pretty amazing how different each person it put together and how each person's body reacts to differently to pain, stress, inactivity, or exercise. The pituitary gland doesn't seem to play favorites.
I get the stitches removed in two weeks (dec 30th), and if i continue to feel as well as i do now, i might be over in the shop working on the VB1 a bit more. I do have an idea of how to strengthen up the frame, but in order to get any measurements to see if my idea will even work, i need to pull the fork and engine so that i can flip the frame upside down on the sawhorses.
I'm currently taking one oxy every 3 hours, so i don't know just how well my typing is tonight...so bare with any confusion.