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Eric O down
« on: September 14, 2008, 09:55:44 PM »
Some of you know, and have ridden with, Eric Odenweller of Sarasota.  He took a bad fall before the benches on South Abyss landing in a clump at the bottom of the drop and dislocated his shoulder. 

Couple docs on the ride told him he couldn't ride a bike for a while.  They set him up with a sling out of an inner tube and he got on his bike and rode it to the parking lot. (Why don't we just sit there and wait for EMS?)  Because hurt is hurt I guess.

I don't know if any of ya'll have ever dislocated a shoulder, but it HURTS!  I don't think he is signed up in this forum, but you could send some get well vibes to ejosrq at verizon dot net.

Okay folks, this crashing crap?  It needs to stop!  Or at least lets get some folks out of the injured reserve list before anymore join the ranks.

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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 09:58:38 PM »
I don't know how much difference there is between seperating a shoulder and dislocating it. I had a 3rd degree seperation a little over 2 years ago, hurts like hell! I was back MTB'ing 2 weekends later, albeit slowly and gingerly at times. My ortho told me I couldn't do it any more damage, as long as I didn't crash again! Get well soon!
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 10:19:08 PM »
ejosrq is his name on the forum.

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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 06:36:34 AM »
I've dislocated my shoulder twice and believe it or not, bike riding was one of the things I could do without any pain.
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 09:33:46 AM »
I was riding in the group with Eric.  It was fortunate that there was a doctor riding nearby, and he gave him a pretty good looking-over.  Had him lift his arm, checked his range of motion and checked to see if he could offer resistance when he pressed against his hand while held up.  I thought that the doc said he did not think it was dislocated or separated (based on the things he could still do with his arm), but he did have a bit of a knot on top of the shoulder and the doc told him to go to the ER and get looked at.  He also cracked his helmet, so I imagine he hit more than his shoulder on impact....
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 11:03:01 AM »
I was riding in the group with Eric.  It was fortunate that there was a doctor riding nearby, and he gave him a pretty good looking-over.  Had him lift his arm, checked his range of motion and checked to see if he could offer resistance when he pressed against his hand while held up.  I thought that the doc said he did not think it was dislocated or separated (based on the things he could still do with his arm), but he did have a bit of a knot on top of the shoulder and the doc told him to go to the ER and get looked at.  He also cracked his helmet, so I imagine he hit more than his shoulder on impact....

That description sounds a lot like my broken collarbone from several years back.
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 11:32:30 AM »
Eric here, alive and well - other than a shoulder seperation, and yes, it hurts like a bitch. Doctor said it was minor on the scale of things you can do wrong to your shoulder and I'll live to ride another day. I like how they say, "you'll be fine, just don't do it again," as if I really wanted to do it in the first place! Thanks again for all the help and support. All the more reason I ride with a great group of people like the SWAMP club.   
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 11:43:02 AM »
Glad to hear it's not real serious (other than the "hurts like a bitch" part).
All of us that were riding with you were pretty concerned.
Hope you heal up soon.
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 11:53:06 AM »
Eric here, alive and well - other than a shoulder seperation, and yes, it hurts like a bitch. Doctor said it was minor on the scale of things you can do wrong to your shoulder and I'll live to ride another day. I like how they say, "you'll be fine, just don't do it again," as if I really wanted to do it in the first place! Thanks again for all the help and support. All the more reason I ride with a great group of people like the SWAMP club.   


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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 12:09:58 PM »
Eric here, alive and well - other than a shoulder seperation, and yes, it hurts like a bitch. Doctor said it was minor on the scale of things you can do wrong to your shoulder and I'll live to ride another day. I like how they say, "you'll be fine, just don't do it again," as if I really wanted to do it in the first place! Thanks again for all the help and support. All the more reason I ride with a great group of people like the SWAMP club.   

Just do as much stuff as you can to strengthen it back up. Mine rarely ever bothers me now, just clicks and pops some once in awhile. Glad to hear your ok, could have been worse.
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008, 06:30:11 PM »
Sounds like you're on the road to recovery.  In Sarasota, the Hand/Schofield group are pretty good orthopedic guys.  I saw Schofield a couple weeks back for what ended up being a torn rotar cuff - the souvenir from my endo on Abyss during my first ride w/ Swamp with the B- group.  (Where are the beginner's whoops?? ;D ;D)  Glad to hear it wasn't something worse.

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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2008, 06:42:06 PM »
slowfatguy,
I've got plenty of "clicks and pops" as it is now - so what's one more.

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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2008, 07:12:24 PM »
Schofield is good. If he does eventually suggest PT, I know of a good one here in Sarasota.
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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2008, 08:26:59 PM »
You think he'd give us a discount if we just stapled his card on a tree out at Abyss??

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Re: Eric O down
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 08:47:39 PM »
Get well soon Eric.

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