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Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
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I broke the end of my right fibula in a fall at home a week ago.  I've got a fracture boot now and I'm on crutches.  Its still tender, but I can apply some weight to it, though it doesn't feel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James BlackHeron Apr 9.

Webcams showing street conditions
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I sometimes check this site to see what Clark St (around Wrigley) is like when it snows.  Does…Continue

Tags: snow, winter, webcam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andronymous Jan 3.

Rebekah Scheinfeld is the new CDOT commissioner
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Anyone know anything about her?From …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Jan 4.

RiBMo tires. Opinions?
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I normally use Specialized Armadillo's, but I'm thinking of trying out the RiBMo PT tires (http://www.panaracer.com/urban.php)The Armadillo's are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Oct 21, 2013.

 

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JeffB (7+ miles) replied to David Gibbs's discussion Route recommendations near the IL/WI boarder?
"Here's another route that detours you towards the Kenosha lakefront and the Pike Bike Trail, before heading up to the County Bike Trail leading to Racine.  Its more scenic. "
Apr 11
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to David Gibbs's discussion Route recommendations near the IL/WI boarder?
"The Robert McClory trail continues into WI as the Kenosha County trail.  When that ends, you can ride 3-4 miles on roads to another trail that takes you to…"
Apr 11
James BlackHeron replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I was very glad that I had opted for a "Cadillac" health insurance plan at the time.  Not only was everything fully covered under the plan with a max yearly out-of-pocket cap of something like $3k but it also included income…"
Apr 9
Anne Alt replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I've also seen cases like this at my job. I'm amazed and encouraged at how far medical science has progressed in developing new ways to help a body heal from such traumatic injuries, and that the injured person can often return…"
Apr 9
James BlackHeron replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"Without surgery or a hospital stay I think that sounds about right. In my case the implants alone ran about this much.  They are not cheap -especially the inner-bone titanium ones.  The simple plates and screws are a lot cheaper.…"
Apr 9
Anne Alt replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I see a LOT of these bills at my job.  I'd say that Lisa's guess is probably closer to the mark. "
Apr 9
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"Been away from that world for a long time, but I am going to say Kevin is on the high side and that it will be *only* in the $7,000 to $8,000 range. "
Apr 8
bob hsiung replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"They told me I'd sustained fractures of the ankle and wrist (and neck, but that's another story). I got a list of ankle sprain rehabilitation exercises (but not a brace or wrap). I'm familiar with the temptation to overdo. I…"
Apr 8
Anne Alt replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I'll second Kevin's thought on bad sprains. I've been there a few times and know from experience that lack of fractures isn't always a good thing. It's very VERY easy to reinjure and reinjure again and end up with a chronic…"
Apr 8
bob hsiung replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"christmas in april! went to the orthopedic surgeon for my follow-up appointment. they look at my x-rays, they take my casts off, they have me move my wrist and ankle around, they let me hobble around a little -- and they tell me i'm good to go!…"
Apr 8
Anne Alt replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"Glad to hear that folks helped you out and the cab stopped. "
Apr 7
Mike Keating replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I had a mere severely sprained ankle my freshman year in college. I was running cross country then and was anxious to return to training. I came back too quickly and ran on it before it healed. One of my life's great regrets. The ankle has…"
Apr 7
bob hsiung replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"anne, thanks. rush hour downtown, lots of people around, someone got me a cup of water from mrs fields, the police came right away, followed shortly by a fire truck and an ambulance. and the cab did stop."
Apr 7
Anne Alt replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"Bob - Very sorry to hear it. I hope that you filed a police report and that you're able to make a good recovery. "
Apr 7
bob hsiung replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"thanks to whoever highlighted this thread in the weekly chainlink email. hit by a cab, got my bike working again, rode to the ER, came out 20 hours later with 2 casts (ankle and wrist) and on crutches. all this advice is perfectly timed and deeply…"
Apr 6
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I appreciate all the feedback.  A lot of stuff I would have never considered.  I go for my 2 week follow-up next Tuesday.  One thing I need to address now are the muscles in my thigh; they cramp up sometimes, particularly when I sit…"
Apr 4

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