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  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 06, 2009 5:23 AM GMT
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    Thirty-two stitches from getting a metal plate removed...

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    Eight holes in the bone from the pins that'd been there...
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    Nasty, I always thought plates and pins were permanent. Guess not?
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 06, 2009 5:29 AM GMT
    26mileman saidNasty, I always thought plates and pins were permanent. Guess not?

    No, there were causing tendinitis and it feels great to have it out. The holes will close up in a few months.
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    OMG! I like a guy with scars, but those were totally not the pics I thought they would be. I feel so fooled! I feel so wrong! icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 7:19 AM GMT
    looknrnd saidOMG! I like a guy with scars, but those were totally not the pics I thought they would be. I feel so fooled! I feel so wrong! icon_cry.gif


    Sucker!!! ahahahaicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif

    (kidding)
  • alwaysonpoint

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    Apr 06, 2009 8:56 AM GMT
    looknrnd saidOMG! I like a guy with scars, but those were totally not the pics I thought they would be. I feel so fooled! I feel so wrong! icon_cry.gif


    Sheesh! I feel the same!!! Even so, I'll still add my own, as I originally planned. Sheesh!

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    Apr 06, 2009 9:03 AM GMT
    suddenly the large scare on my lower forearm doesn't seem so nasty. odd feeling feeling better cause you look worse. one step closer to joining the human race, lolol.
  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 06, 2009 9:49 AM GMT
    Please warn me before posting a pic like that! I was gonna feel whoozee! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 9:54 AM GMT
    looknrnd saidOMG! I like a guy with scars, but those were totally not the pics I thought they would be. I feel so fooled! I feel so wrong! icon_cry.gif


    Well I was gonna say some guys have scar fetishes. I think my friend here already proved that though! lol icon_wink.gif
  • Buddha

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    Apr 06, 2009 10:47 AM GMT
    looknrnd saidOMG! I like a guy with scars, but those were totally not the pics I thought they would be. I feel so fooled! I feel so wrong! icon_cry.gif


    Same here, but maybe they'll look different when it's slightly healed up?

    There's one poster I'll ignore from this thread :/
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    Apr 06, 2009 10:52 AM GMT
    MAJOR BONER ALERT FOR THE OP!!!
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  • Timbales

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    Apr 06, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
    Ouch. Don't strain the skin too much or you'll pull on those stitches and make the scar worse.
  • gallus81

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    Apr 06, 2009 12:26 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said
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    Eight holes in the bone from the pins that'd been there...


    i thought that was an x-ray of your Macano Set pieces!!!

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    Apr 06, 2009 12:30 PM GMT
    Oh lawd!
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    Apr 06, 2009 12:50 PM GMT
    Those are some very large stitches. The incision must have been intense. Ouch.
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 06, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    gallus81 said

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    Oh that's funny! The plate in fact looked very much like one of those pieces...

    ZiMsTeR saidMAJOR BONER ALERT FOR THE OP!!!
    You so crazy, wanna have your baby!
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    Wow, that's gnarly man!
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    you're the fuckin man dude. way to show those sissy boys who complain about a few stretch marks what a real man is like. no pain/no gain.
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 06, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidyou're the fuckin man dude. way to show those sissy boys who complain about a few stretch marks what a real man is like. no pain/no gain.
    Lol! And the Ironman I did in 2007 was far more painful than this episode...

    Oh, and I haven't been back on the bike but I can hardly wait! I was training for AIDSLifeCycle 2009, fainted (heat stroke?) and woke up in the ambulance. Doh!
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    Apr 06, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said58493_409499.jpg

    Thirty-two stitches from getting a metal plate removed...

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    Eight holes in the bone from the pins that'd been there...



    Looks like quilting.......
  • Sk8Tex

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    Apr 06, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    ouch! poor guy I hope you got someone there to bring you breakfast in bed... icon_eek.gif
  • Timbales

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    Apr 06, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    Is that along the outside of the forearm?

    Did you consider asking your surgeon about subcutaneous stitches? That's what I usually get.
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 06, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    SanDiegoNewbie, nope just little ole me! Not a fan of breakfast in bed, but dessert on the floor can be fun, lol! I'd invite you but I see you're already taken! icon_smile.gif
    Timberoo, never heard of those hmmm.... It would be a little late since this was my third operation on my arm.
    I broke it, the bone mended, got impatient, did some pull ups & pushups, had to have it redone (with a bone graft) and now this third operation.

    Now that this thread has some traction let me start ranting about healthcare costs in this country. Luckily, luckily I've got great health coverage but so far the bill is over $100,000!!! For a broken arm! It's only cost my a few grand and I've a hard time believing that $100,000 is a real valuation of the costs associated with all this. Crazy!
    I've a friend who is fairly well off but he's not working for a company as he's an entrepreneur. He's got a pre-existing condition (POZ) and he's been turned down from eight companies for health coverage. COBRA runs out soon for him and he's scrambling to get some kind of coverage. Crazy!
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 06, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    How did you get to post your pics? I wanted to show off my broken leg last Dec and I couldn't post them/RJ denied their posting.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 06, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    swimbikerun saidSanDiegoNewbie, nope just little ole me! Not a fan of breakfast in bed, but dessert on the floor can be fun, lol! I'd invite you but I see you're already taken! icon_smile.gif
    Timberoo, never heard of those hmmm.... It would be a little late since this was my third operation on my arm.
    I broke it, the bone mended, got impatient, did some pull ups & pushups, had to have it redone (with a bone graft) and now this third operation.


    If you decide you want to minimize the scar at a later date, subcutaneous stitches may be a good option. They stitch below the layer of the skin, with only a tail left out at the beginning and end of the laceration. The scar left is usually just a fairly mild line where the top layer of skin joined back together.

    But really, take it easy and don't strain that arm at all until the stitches come out. I have a scar on my ribs from where I didn't listen and it's like train tracks.