by Jan Marshall
(Parksville, BC, Canada)

I had a full hysterectomy 2 weeks ago at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni BC. I rode my 1980 shovelhead up from Parksville BC; 45 minute ride and walk in to register. They were on me immediately to tell me I cannot ride myself home! No kidding! I had one of my buddies come pick it up for me later. I just had to ride there because I have to heal for at least 6 weeks. I am so frustrated that summer has finally graced us with sunshine but I can't ride! Although I still had fun with the hospital staff and their reactions to me hobbling in dressed all in black leather! Hopefully see you all in the wind very soon! Live to ride, ride to live.

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Aug 25, 2013
Back on the road
by: Harleysville Jan. Anonymous

I have been friends a couple of rides no pain, but,cannot drive my standard bronco, it has now been 8 weeks and still summer is lasting, thanks to you all for the support.

Aug 01, 2013
Hyster sister
by: Monica

I had a hysterectomy last November. I found out in September that I needed to have the surgery. I delayed it until November when I knew riding season would be over.

Take care of yourself! The first 3 weeks are the worst of it. You'll feel like a new women after that and ready to take on the road again. I would have loved to have seen the hospital staffs reaction to you showing up in leathers and helmet in hand. Rock on!!!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Jul 30, 2013
Prayers are with you
by: Rhetta

I've had a hysterectomy. Be kind to yourself afterwards. You'll feel like a new woman in no time.

Jul 25, 2013
Good luck!
by: Anonymous

Hope you heal quickly! Take care!

Jul 25, 2013
Your surgery
by: Jeanne

Definitely thinking of you while you recovery! I had major heel surgery in March and could not walk for a month, let alone ride. Was actually happy to watch it snow knowing I couldn't be on my bike. When the month was over my first question to the doctor was asking if I could ride yet! After 6 weeks he gave the okay. The first ride was only 45 minutes, but it felt so good to be back on the bike again.

Heal well and if you need to bring your bike down to Virginia...we have a beautiful fall season you can ride in!! :)

Jul 25, 2013
Good for you!
by: Mrstarzan

I don't know that I would have thought to ride into the hospital. Great idea. Would love to see the look on everyone's faces!

I know it's a bummer to give up riding when the weather is so nice in the Pacific Northwest but I bet you are going to feel so much better after the 6 weeks it will be worth it. I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago (before I started street riding) and it was the best thing I ever did. If I hadn't it would probably be an issue with my riding enjoyment. So, hang in there and heal up right.

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