Does anyone on here ride a bike with only one working lung or…..
Rich not been in touch for ages sorry dude prob since I left RM 4 years ago! Anyhoo good that you have the same outlook as me . When I found out about my crushed vertebrae in my spine and subsequent Osteoporosis all I wanted to know was could I still carry on riding ! Nowhere near as serious as your situation I know but here’s to you mate , all the best for the future tPosted 4 years agosheepshifterMember
Chin up dude your girls will keep you well looked after,ditch the singlespeed and take it easy. Hope all goes well youll be back in the saddle before long , listen to your body rest when needed , feet up on the cold winter nights crack open some quality scotch. All the best Chris sports shop Lich.Posted 4 years agoTNMember
HiPosted 4 years ago
My husband rode with one slightly impaired lung (post amputation of his arm- he lost some of the supporting muscles on thatside for breathing) and one third of an operated-on lung.
The surgery and recovery was quite hard on him and he rehabilitated by using the turbo trainer so he didnt have to move about too much. At first he was pedalling for just a few minutes but he a stubborn and determined man and was riding outdoors again after about four months.
Good luck with it all. Glad it was picked up and you’re on the path to being fixed.sturMember
Sorry to hear about your situation. I have a condition that basically results in loss of lung capacity as I get older. I’ve ridden bikes all my life, everything from BMX, MX, MTB, Trials, Road. These days I don’t compete, I just enjoy riding my bike, with friends or out on my own. I don’t get too hung up on my situation. FWIW i would advise.. apart from taking good care of yourself and eating well, practice yoga. Find a good Iyengar yoga teacher to show you how to have good posture and maximise the lung capacity you will have. I practice every morning for about 20 mins and it’s changed my life. It’s also given me a better understanding of my body, helping me avoid injury. Don’t bother with all the yoga fads that are around just find yourself a good Iyengar teacher, they are by far the most scientific and aware in their approach. This may help LINK All the best.Posted 4 years agoleffeboySubscriber
Ooo, I thought it had to be happening around now. Good luck with the operation and for the recovery, I hope that both are straightforward, that life in hospital doesn’t drive you mad and that your riding is affected as little as is possible. I’m always massively impressed with the folks on here and what they keep riding through.
Good luckPosted 4 years ago
Hi guys got discharged yesterday after my op on Tuesday and so far its all good news! The tumour came out with ease and was not attached to any of my lung or nerve, the surgeon says in his 13 years of taking these out he has never had one of this size not attach its self to any other organs. Tests are being done on the beasty so until further news I am @ home taking it easy. Chest feels empty 🙂 but skin very tight.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for all your posts a few pics, the ruler end to end is 16cm I,ve lost a bit of weight 🙂
DSCF4172 by Richard Munro, on Flickr
DSCF4173 by Richard Munro, on Flickr
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