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I talked to my shoulder specialist on Monday, and the news just keeps getting worse, so I'm putting my bike up for sale. I'm going to miss her, but falling on my shoulder again isn't worth the risk, plus it may be years before I can ride it again anyways. I'll still check in on the forum now and then. I posted my bike up on CL yesterday. That sucked! I might cry when she leaves lol.

 

Long story short: Waiting for surgery, 1-2 months from now. They fill my shoulder with stuff from a cadaver, then I'm in a sling for 6 weeks, then I can slowly start using it again. Specialist estimates 18 months for recovery... but there's more haha. Since my shoulder has been dislocated for so long (over 3 months now), my bone may be dying (stretched blood vessels, etc). Oh great. So there's a chance I'm back in surgery 24 months from now, and I get to start all over again. He's saying all this technical stuff, and all I hear is "You aren't riding for a few years buddy, if you're lucky." I have no clue what final outcome will be, but it's going to be years in the making, so I'm calling it and just selling. It was a fun ride, and the bike is great, but it looks like my time is done  👎

 

 

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Oh no, sorry to hear that bud. :(  Just hope something good comes out of this.

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Oh no, sorry to hear that bud. :(  Just hope something good comes out of this.

Yeah, you never know. Immediate future doesn't look so well haha, but in long run it could be a good thing. I'm really hoping for an adamantium replacement shoulder and maybe I can get some retractable claws out of it, who knows. *shrug*

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Hahahahaha, funny. Funny because I have been thinking about it :D

they're fun as hell bro, a little different than a dirt bike, but the next best thing.
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I would get a second and third opinion before giving up riding.

I'll still ride, but probably not off road anymore. I still have my CB1000R if I sell this bike. Basically I look at this way: On the street, I have never gone down in 20 years (knock on wood) and on my CRF250L I've gone down almost every time I've been off road haha. Off road riding there's a much higher chance of doing it again. I'm almost guaranteed to fall on my shoulder again. If my shoulder ends up good and it looks like I can do it again, I'll look into it again and maybe get another off road bike, but for now it'll be a couple years before I'd even consider it, so I'd rather sell it than watch it sit in my garage for a couple years.

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I talked to my shoulder specialist on Monday, and the news just keeps getting worse, so I'm putting my bike up for sale. I'm going to miss her, but falling on my shoulder again isn't worth the risk, plus it may be years before I can ride it again anyways. I'll still check in on the forum now and then. I posted my bike up on CL yesterday. That sucked! I might cry when she leaves lol.

 

Long story short: Waiting for surgery, 1-2 months from now. They fill my shoulder with stuff from a cadaver, then I'm in a sling for 6 weeks, then I can slowly start using it again. Specialist estimates 18 months for recovery... but there's more haha. Since my shoulder has been dislocated for so long (over 3 months now), my bone may be dying (stretched blood vessels, etc). Oh great. So there's a chance I'm back in surgery 24 months from now, and I get to start all over again. He's saying all this technical stuff, and all I hear is "You aren't riding for a few years buddy, if you're lucky." I have no clue what final outcome will be, but it's going to be years in the making, so I'm calling it and just selling. It was a fun ride, and the bike is great, but it looks like my time is done  👎

 

 

I am not a sue happy kind of guy and am against it in most cases but, this sounds like malpractice to me  .....  :rant:     In our crazy world today everybody is in too big a hurry trying to make too much money that not many people get the proper care required.  SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM SUM-Z-BEOTCHEEZ !!!!  :foul:   

 

and then get a bad @$$ Sling Shot .....   👍   .... I for one will miss you Bud ...  :wub:

 

 

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I am not a sue happy kind of guy and am against it in most cases but, this sounds like malpractice to me  .....  :rant:     In our crazy world today everybody is in too big a hurry trying to make too much money that not many people get the proper care required.  SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM SUM-Z-BEOTCHEEZ !!!!  :foul:   

 

and then get a bad @$$ Sling Shot .....   👍   .... I for one will miss you Bud ...  :wub:

 

 

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Same here, and I've been in contact with a few lawyers. I found one guy that has a perfect customer satisfaction score, and a perfect Avvo score. I sent him an email and he himself called me, not someone in his firm. He said he just had to call me even though he can't take my case (full load at the moment). He said his plate is full but he really wishes he could take my case. We ended up talking for a good 10 minutes, and he took down my address. He said he's mailing a list of people he'd recommend. I should get that letter any day, and then I'll start contacting lawyers again. I never thought I'd be the guy to sue, but my arm is likely messed up for the rest of my life due to the numerous misdiagnosis's I received. 

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I'm sorry to hear this.I have been in the same spot when I was having vertigo attacks all the time. They said you'll never ride anything with two wheels again,you'll probably be on a walker time you're 50.Then I met up with a great neurosurgeon that fixed 90% of what was wrong with me. I had already sold my bike and four wheeler by this time by buying into the hype.They will get you fixed. When they do I'll haul mine up there and ride again with you.Keep your chin up and remember you'll always have friends here. 👍 

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I'm sorry to hear this.I have been in the same spot when I was having vertigo attacks all the time. They said you'll never ride anything with two wheels again,you'll probably be on a walker time you're 50.Then I met up with a great neurosurgeon that fixed 90% of what was wrong with me. I had already sold my bike and four wheeler by this time by buying into the hype.They will get you fixed. When they do I'll haul mine up there and ride again with you.Keep your chin up and remember you'll always have friends here. 👍

Yeah, I know. I won't sell my CB, but I don't think dirt riding is a good idea anytime soon. I fall almost every time I ride dirt. I fully plan on riding my CB to work and back this summer though.

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Hey OldGoat,

Sorry to hear about your shoulder.

Bikes come and go but you only get two shoulders!

Nothing wrong with street riding.

Ps. my lrp hasn't seen dirt due to risking a fall!

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Cheers to the Old Goat !!!
It's not single barrel but, it'll do donkey it'll do ...🤣

 

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Hahahaha, golly, back to square one. Still going to sell the CRF for now. Surgeon called and he wont do my surgery. He tried to put a team together but no one is willing to do it with him (rare injury and even more rare with length of time w/o treatment). Anyways, I'm putting this in the good news column. He referred me back to insurance company and is recommending to them that a university do my surgery since it's so rare. University level surgery around here is top notch. Just a waiting game now.

I'm going to sue the shiznit out of everybody! Geeze. I waited 2 weeks for this clown to get back from vacation and then another week for him to tell me na, he isn't going to do it.

I'll tell you right now if I sue (if there is indeed a case) and I can ride dirt again without much risk to re-injury of same shoulder, I'll buy a CRF1000L :-).

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I think a CRF1000L would be a hoot on the street !!!

It might be my next cruiser ... 😛

I love that bike! I wouldn't go to off road parks with one, but it'd be a blast on the street and riding forest roads I bet.

EDIT: We can be CRF1000L forum buddies :D

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It's not all bad then... think positive 👍

 

whatever happens, good luck.  Don't be a stranger, we're all friends on here - just never met

 

Ride safe :ride:

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Hahahahaha, funny. Funny because I have been thinking about it :D

A RZR will get you back in the dirt, and if with the 5 point restraints, if you roll it you will be okay.  Get well.  A while back I shattered my elbow, got a titanium screws and a titanium radial implant, took 18 months, but I am easily 85% of my pre injury normal.  I have a feeling that once your shoulder is back in place, and PT begins, you will improve.  And with improvement comes confidence.  If you return to riding off road, maybe a good chest/shoulder protection rig investment would prevent a future dislocation in the event of a crash.  Hang in there amigo, we are all pullin for you. 

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