Down and out for six months!!

Greetings everyone,

I’ve been quiet the last month or so because I was spending most of my spare time MUni-ing with King Muni-Man before having a scheduled surgery. It’s the second time I’ve had surgery on this knee. This time I had an ACL reconstruction and a bone shaving. In case you’re wondering, it feels as nice as it sounds. :wink:

The bad news is that I’ll be in a carbon titanium brace for six months. The good news is that I will be Muni-ing again in about 7 months! Down the road they’re going to replace my knee entirely with an artifical one. In the mean time I fully intend to enjoy Muni-ing for many years to come.

I’m wearing my “I’d Rather Be Mountain Unicycling” t-shirt in this lovely photo. I quit taking my pain pills in favor of a more refreshing pain med - fresh beer from my kegerator. Yum Yum!

I’ll be lurking on rsu for the next six months, so go have some great rides, snap a few photo’s and share them with all off us on the casualty list.

Jason (me) :wink:

Well looky there, it’s time again for my medication. :stuck_out_tongue:



Heal well!

Don’t forget to take your medication regularly.

Oh man, that’s rough. I really feel for you. I am sitting here with ice on my knee after twisting it on Monday. I am hoping it isn’t bad (Cal Muni Weekend in a few weeks, damn), and I don’t think it is because I don’t have the excrusiating pain I had when I did ligament damage about 15 years ago. I have been lucky and always healed without surgery. I haven’t been able to get an appointment with an ortho doc yet.

Good luck on your recovery. Six months isn’t really that long. That’s a great shirt, did you have those made? There is a slight resemblance there. I always wanted to do some similar to that. Something that someone who doesn’t know what muni is could understand.

Hang in there,

Re: Down and out for six months!!

Remember to save somepain medication for when you feel fine too. Its a shame
to waste it on pain.

Where there is a wheel, there is a way.

Re: Down and out for six months!!

Yuk, that sounds nasty.

Heal well.

Will King Muni Manl become an excellent freestyler because he will not have much time in the woods anymore?

Is that a Guiness or what? Looks nice, I’m thirsty.

All the best,

Re: Down and out for six months!!

just when i’m feeling all nice and sorry for myself for being forced of the uni for 6weeks, u have to come and spoil my pity-party with a healthy dose of perspective!
how dare u?!?

while i had to take some pain meds last week, i entertained myself and several of my more ‘rock-n-roll’ fantasies by swallowing it down with a mouthfull of scotch
one day medical science will back me up on the fact that they work better thataway

heal well, enjoy the lurking and hurry up with the artificial knee story
it’ll be kewl to have a six million dollar munieer

Re: Re: Down and out for six months!!

I think I should be walking again (so so) in another three weeks. I plan on taking King Muni-Man out to the trails and letting him ride while I hobble along. I’m not going to let my setback get in the way of his fun. It just wouldn’t be fatherly.

Thanks to all of you for your concern and positive wishes. Prior to this I remember all the injured people before me (starting with AccordNSX’s broken neck last winter!). I remember thinking what a bummer it was for all those folks who had a passion for rinding but were down and out, so I have appreciated all my rides this summer and I’m looking forward to covering some trails again next summer.


Re: Re: Re: Down and out for six months!!

About this time last year I wore out a pair of crutch tips chasing our group at the Leavenworth, WA Autumn Leaf Festival parade while I was taking pics. Looking foward to riding it this year.

Heal well and heal fast.

Hi Jason,
I remember you mentioning the upcoming surgery a few months back. I wish you a speedy recovery.
I want one of those t-shirts!
For those of you that don’t know, that’s Jason’s original artwork.

Keep smiling.
  • Frank

Hi Jason,
I recall you mentioning the upcoming surgery a few months back. I wish you a speedy recovery.
… and I want one of those t-shirts!

For those of you that don’t know, that is Jason’s original artwork.

Get well soon and keep smiling!

  • Frank

hmmmm, spot the difference!

I had trouble trying to post this afternoon, got the old “website not responding” message. I lost the first post and had to type another which also brought me to the “website not responding” page.
I didn’t think anything went through at all, let alone twice.

Take it easy Jason.

  • Frank

Re: Down and out for six months!!

Jason, now your Alaskan winter will be long and dark in (even) more
respects than usually. I wish you all the best in your recovery, and
hope you come out of it as a springy chamois! (Well, as springy as a
chamois would do.)

On 25 Sep 2003 00:49:18 GMT, jmille2788@aol.comnojunk (J.D. Miller)

>Remember to save somepain medication for when you feel fine too. Its a shame
>to waste it on pain.
Hey JD, what is pain medication good for when there is no pain? Have I
missed something all my life?

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

If the crank is moving then it really sounds as if it’s loose. - onewheeldave trying to pinpoint the cause of a clicking crank

Jason all the best on to you for a speedy recovery. You’ve certainly got the right attitude and that goes a real long way when it comes to healing!

I have nine more days to go until my cast comes off and I start rehab for my broken ankle. I have to admit that I haven’t even been lurking on the board of late given that the inablility to ride has rather dampened my enthusiasm.

But, no fear, I have channeled my energies elsewhere for the short time. I luckily enough to have a great uni pal who had kept me entertained in spite of this uni-setback. Get this, she picks me up and takes me to the gym for a good old feel-great-all-over workout and delivers me safe and satisfied back home. Now that is a great uni-friend for you!:smiley:

And then there’s the harmonica playing that I have been doing while the fibula heals…now where did I read that music is supposed to enhance healing… :thinking: I’ve enjoyed some great jam sessions with none other than my uni-pal who just happens to also play guitar. Can’t beat that!

Anyways, it has been an interesting time while I have been seperated from my one wheel but certainly not a boring time!

Hope you discover some new pasttimes and some special friends during your recovery from surgery Jason. Heal well!