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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    So today marks 3 weeks since the accident. I have come a long, long ways and still have miles to go. My attitude remains positive, and I'm trying to make the best out of it. I am not hooked up to any more machines what so ever! My kidneys have regained function, and I'm eating a normal diet and can drink as many fluids as I want. It's hard to do much for physical therapy with all of my broken ribs/ left collar bone. I'm still able to get to the edge of my bed and "dangle" which hurts like hell, but is beneficial to stretching a bit.. I will continue to be monitored for a couple days and make sure my kidneys continue to function. Next step looks like I will be checking into some kind of in patient therapy facility, because I can't put any weight on my feet for at least another month, and still need more medical attention than my parents can give me. My doctors and nurses are all amazed at the rate of my progression and ability to heal! I would really really like to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers, because they have helped tremendously. Thanks for the cards, gift cards, shirts, blankets, everything! It's pretty cool to know how many people care about you, I actually tear up a little from it sometimes. Also, Mayo clinic is absolutely amazing, I have had the best team of doctors and nurses in the world. And without Chris Crocker (the ex army medic and physican assistant) who completely saved my life until i got to the hospital. I need to do something very special for him and haven't thought of the right thing yet. Next big function on the list will be regaining function of the bladder (I've been getting cathed like 6 or 7 times a day since my kidneys started behaving again)
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    Jennifer PostJennifer Post Member, Level 2 Supporter
    I just had to come back and re-read your post. I can't believe how quickly you are healing. I am sure it doesn't feel nearly fast enough but it's incredible and has to be due to your positive attitude and will to fight.
    M_WareAaronWebsteyA_drizzleKenElPescadoPeladoCraig DTad_MachrowiczMamaCheetah
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    Too soon?

    M_Warembrekk44Craig DKenElPescadoPeladoTad_MachrowiczwchevronMamaCheetahRobert Rankinyournotunique
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Look who's looking like a million bucks! Stopped by for a quick visit on my way to NC and am happy to report that Mitch is looking great!


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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Thanks for the visit and gummy bears @M_Ware they are already gone.. i swear I'm going to get diabetes while I'm layed up eating junk food haha
    M_WareAaronWebsteyBrew_TrikjrunninBrent_RTad_MachrowiczmaggieruKenElPescadoPeladoMamaCheetah
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Time for the Sugar Free Haribo gummy bears
    ;)
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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    And there are goats and cocks in the middle Court yard of my nursing home

    AaronWebsteyM_Waresimonsen77Tad_MachrowiczItsShugmaggieruMamaCheetahGasBombfyrehaarGentlemanJerseyDave
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    You are healing in a literal Roost!
    Jennifer PostTad_MachrowiczRobert RankinmaggieruKenElPescadoPeladoMamaCheetahM_WarefyrehaarJohns622
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    On your last day, you should set them free.
    AaronWebsteyJennifer PostTad_MachrowiczkjrunninRobert Rankinmaggierumbrekk44wchevronMamaCheetahM_WareyournotuniqueGasBomb
    Yay Sports! :#
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @mbrekk44 shoot, I went in the wrong door and missed those completely!
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter
    One month later, @mbrekk44 looking even better.

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Donate your beard to @ItsShug once you've completed your next tri.
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    ItsShugItsShug Member, Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    With great beard comes great responsibility. Take care of it @mbrekk44
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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I've been walking with the walker for about a week now since I got the ok to bear full body weight. Hurt like hell right away, but getting easier every day. I went home for the day last Saturday and hung out at my parents house and watched the world championships with some friends. It went so well that I came home again Sunday, and I started begging everyone at the nursing home to let me move out of here. So today I finally get to go home!!! I still have a long ways to go with walking and doing things on my own. But I am literally seeing progress every day. It feels so damn good to finally be in the comfort of home after just over 3 months being in a hospital/nursing home.
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Fantastic news!!
    AaronWebsteymbrekk44

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    See if you can get a prescription for some sponge baths.
    AaronWebsteymbrekk44Tad_Machrowicz
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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Matt said:

    See if you can get a prescription for some sponge baths.

    No but I found a shower chair with a hygienic cutout in the middle ;)
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Mitch at his favourite pizza joint/bar Bend in the Road.
    He insisted on standing for the pic, then went to chat with a buddy he hasn't seen in a long time.
    Remarkable.

    Honoured!
    (Great Moscow Mule served too)

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    PreachSwansonPreachSwanson Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    @mbrekk44 you have a hell of a bio post for next season on the team page. I don’t know what you will race but I’m sure you will race and you’ll beat the crap out of most everyone else.
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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    @mbrekk44 you have a hell of a bio post for next season on the team page. I don’t know what you will race but I’m sure you will race and you’ll beat the crap out of most everyone else.

    Ha, yeah it has been a hell of a ride. I don't think I will be doing much running or triathlon in the near future, I just don't see myself running well for a long time. I am really hoping to be able to do some gravel races on the bike by the end of next summer or something! I got my road bike setup on the trainer the other day and I am not quite strong or flexible enough to get on and clipped in. Also realize I will have to drop my seat a bit and maybe even flip my stem :((( I also might need to do some saddle shopping. Does anyone have saddle recommendations for a person that crushed their pelvic floor and now has a plate and tons of scar tissue? But otherwise things are still progressing very well. I have the walker down very well. I am now able to go up and down a flight of stairs using the railing and a cane unassisted. I am starting to walk alone with the cane, I am wobbly but getting better at it all the time. I just got a filter taken out of a vein or something under my lungs, that was supposed to stop any blood clots in my legs from entering my lungs. They entered through my jugular in my neck and fished that thing out. So I will be able to discontinue taking my blood thinners. Yay, one less fucking pill. My next Dr. appointment is in December, I will meet with the Dr that saved my leg and rebuilt my pelvis, as well as my spine doctor. They will decide whether or not we take out any hardware. Then I will be able to get my ostomy reversed!! I can't wait for that.
    KenElPescadoPeladoM_WarewchevronkjrunninMattCraig DHSeeley14A_drizzleJennifer PostmaggieruRobert RankinAaronWebsteyPreachSwansonAlexS
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Really happy to come in and read about your continued recovery! I can't help you out on the saddle recommendations but if you want to talk to someone about ostomy reversal, I can hook you up with someone who has lived through that. (Sorry, I don't mean hook up in the fun sense of the word.)
    mbrekk44

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    No pelvic floor? No problem!

    Just ride without a saddle.
    mbrekk44HSeeley14
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    A_drizzleA_drizzle Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @mbrekk44 Brooks or Selle Anatomica saddles. Pricey but great for people with shitty pelvis contact points.
    Expect to see you at Almonzo 2019 ;)
    mbrekk44rigpig
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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I figured I should give y’all an update. Things have been going great! So I had a long fall and winter of healing and therapy. Once March rolled around I started doing a lot better and was walking with assistance of a cane. By the end of March I had moved back into my own house and started doing more and more things in my own. I was back to working quite a bit by the end of April, now I am working just about full time. I also don’t use a cane anymore! I’m doing my own thing for pt, mostly riding bike and core exercises, push-ups, pull-ups, and walking. I think I saw the most improvement by using my balance and just doing simple tasks, like lifting things off the ground and carrying laundry up the stairs. I will see the doctor soon, and we will probably take some more hardware out of my lower back. Then I can get a little more serious about a good bike fit. My right leg is about half the size of lefty, but is constantly growing. Hell, I even rode 26 miles on gravel with the hilliest route I could last night. I am very curious to see how much strength I will recover there. The right ankle is still not working great, but it gets a little more motion all the time. I’m already better off than an obese person!
    My wonderful little sister totally caught me off guard. If anyone follows picky bars on social media, then you would have seen this mystery trip they are doing. She submitted an application for me, and I was one of the three people chosen. So July 21-22, I am going on a random weekend vacation on picky bars, but I don’t know where, they decide! I
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    Jennifer PostJennifer Post Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Thanks for the update. Your recovery is amazing. Can't wait to see pics from your mystery trip in July. Congrats.
    M_WareAaronWebsteyCraig DMartin
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    edited May 17
    Dear Mr. Brekke,
    We thank you for choosing Desire Riviera Maya, and would like to assure you that we have reserved for you the suite with 1 king bed and Park bike stand. Please also note that all transfers are included to and from the airport. If there is anything else we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to ask.
    We look forward to your visit!
    M_WareAaronWebsteyCraig DKenElPescadoPeladoMartin

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    Brew_TriBrew_Tri Member
    Free trip!!! I think you(we) need to start scamming more people with this. I'll start contacting people. Some bike companies, maybe some apparel companies and some breweries. You(we) can totally get a bunch of free stuff out of this.
    Jennifer Postsimonsen77Tad_MachrowiczCraig D
    Yay Sports! :#

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