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obxpelican

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Bad news about our friend Spencer
« on: April 22, 2012, 05:26:12 PM »
I am friends on Facebook with Spencer Roberts, his wife posted and said he had an accident with his bike and he broke his (I think his operated) hip.

Please keep him in your prayers, he's been a really great poster on this forum and we thank him for all he's done on Pat's site.


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David

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 05:43:31 PM »
Well that stinks...
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 05:44:35 PM »
I hate to see anybody go through another surgery, Spencer had to fight hard to keep his resurfacing due to an infection now this happens.


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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 07:02:58 PM »
Hey Chuck,

Thanks for the kind words. I was in a crash yesterday, went down very hard on my operated side accelerating out of a corner. There is a good news/bad news issue here. The fracture would have happened regardless of the BHR. The fracture was below the femoral neck near the greater trochanter on the side. What would normally happen in a situation like this is to put a very large
screw all the way up into the femoral head....now the bad or at least challenging news, the BHR stem is in the way so they are going to jury rig it with small screws and a plate. The surgeons had to order the parts from out of stat so I'm laying here in the hospital until surgery can be performed late Monday or Tuesday. Post surgery I'll have no weight bearing 6-12 weeks because this isn't a surgery that's normally done. The surgeon will have a better idea of the length of no weight bearing after he gets in there and gets a feel for the procedure. I'll get through this. Good
case for the sturdiness of the BHR. I'll keep you all updated.

ps: also had 10 stiches in my arm.



best,

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 07:07:34 PM »
Thanks for the update.... please let us know how you make out post-op.

Glad you will be keeping the resurfacing.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 07:26:11 PM »
Glad your BHR seems to be intact.  Best on your surgery and recovery.
Was this a bicycle or motorcycle accident?
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 07:35:36 PM »
Spencer, this is a tough break, but you are a tough guy.  You made it through this so far, You'll have to do it again. 

Good luck with this recover.  When do the let you out?
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 08:37:52 PM »
Spenser

I am sorry to hear about your accident.  It sounds like good news that they can save your BHR.  I hope their fix will work well for you.  I guess you are back to the patience stage with the no weight bearing.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep usposted when you can.

Good Luck.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 08:39:09 PM »
@David- bicycle accident.
@Woodstock, Thanks. With surgery Monday late or Tuesday, I'll probably get out Friday. I'll keep the group posted.



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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 09:05:50 PM »
Too bad, spencer, glad they could keep the resurface. Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 09:54:31 PM »
Wow, I get home from my first triathlon and get this news.  I wish the best for you.  I am really happy that there was no damage to the HR device.  It really is amazing.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 10:20:17 PM »
Very sorry to hear, best regards for a speedy and uneventful recovery, many here pulling for you Spencer.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 10:48:21 PM »
Sorry to hear this Spencer. Hang in there and I hope they can put you back together. 

All the best

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 12:10:51 AM »
goodluck with your recovery,thought and prayers out for you.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 02:05:10 AM »
Wishing you the best.
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 04:49:20 AM »
Spencer,
You have always been a great support to everyone on this site. We all hope for your successful recovery from this accident, and have great faith that you will return as strong as ever.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2012, 07:24:39 AM »
Spencer -
Very sorry to hear about this.  Hang in there, we are all pulling for you and a great outcome.
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 12:00:51 PM »
Thinking of you Spencer...good luck and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 12:16:06 PM »
Hope everything works out well and you are on the mend very soon!
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Re: Bad news about our friend Spencer
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2012, 05:53:29 PM »
keep the faith spencer.thoughts on prayers are with you sootie

 

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