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Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2024, 08:57:10 PM »
Now isn't that a beautiful thing!!! The new flywheel and hub fit into place exactly as I had expected, and cover up the ignition points. I still have to figure out where I am going to put the condenser, but that can be tomorrows work. Today I have been fighting  with horrible weed eater machines, and think that with shop labor rates being so high now that I am farther ahead to buy a new one than to have the old one fixed.---Brian



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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2024, 11:29:06 PM »
You build engines, just fix the weed eaters unless you simply want a new one.

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2024, 05:03:39 PM »
Hi Guys---I'M BACK!!!  Not doing any work, but today is the first that I've been downstairs to my shop and computer since my surgery on the 23 of May. I am recovering. This is not the worst pain I have had in my life, but it's a close second. The surgery went very well, and they had me up and walking (with pain killers) the next day. I spent two nights in the hospital and on the third day they filled me up with pain killers and my good wife picked me up at the hospital and brought me home. One thing they didn't tell me beforehand, is that when you have a spinal block injection to prepare you for the surgery it totally interferes with your bladder control. For three days I pissed everywhere like a new pup. To think you might have to pee is to be actually doing it!! I'm very happy that by the fourth day I had enough control to make it to the nearest bathroom. I am healing well, and have mobility thanks to a "walker". I am on blood thinner medication for the first two weeks at home, and taking oxycontin for the pain. Wife is making me do exercises three times a day and I start physiotherapy at a nearby "clinic" tomorrow. Thank you all for thinking of me. ----Brian
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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #93 on: June 03, 2024, 05:13:24 PM »
Welcome back Brian! Hope the recovery goes well!

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« Reply #94 on: June 03, 2024, 05:17:49 PM »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2024, 09:25:08 PM »
Glad all went well Brian and I hope recovery is full.

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #96 on: June 03, 2024, 09:38:29 PM »
Great to hear that all has gone well until now   :ThumbsUp:

So with a sincere hope for a speedy recovery on the last bit too  :cheers:

Per

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #97 on: June 03, 2024, 09:44:39 PM »
It's good to hear you have the peeing under control. The knee will take it's own time to heal, don't rush it.

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #98 on: June 03, 2024, 11:09:40 PM »
good to have you back, can't keep a good man down. i've had a few ankle fractures as a result of jumping from small heights and i've started to learn not to do that anymore. I think you will learn too, it's better to take the safe route rather than aggravate any injury.

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2024, 03:18:59 AM »
Good to see you on the mend and back in your shop if only for a visit.
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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2024, 03:55:16 AM »
Brian,
Glad to hear the surgery went well, and you are on the mend. You would like to think they would tell about side affects of the pain block.
Art
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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #101 on: June 04, 2024, 12:47:06 PM »
Glad you are doing ok.
Rest up and take the physical therapy seriously - it really speeds up the recovery.
Good to see you back on the forum.
 Scott

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #102 on: June 06, 2024, 04:12:18 PM »
Welcome back, to a speedy recovery!

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #103 on: June 14, 2024, 04:44:35 PM »
Today it's been three weeks since I had my knee surgery. My incision has healed up very cleanly, leaving very little scarring. I am still doing daily exercises as home and the physio people where I go twice a week are very impressed with my "speed of recovery". One thing that was not planned on is the massive strain that being gimped up puts on your back and chest muscles. I have managed to overstress my upper back and upper chest muscles while climbing out of a seated position to a standing position where I can use my walker. The pain from my upper back and chest is far greater than the pain from my knee operation, and this pain makes it very difficult to get 8 hours of unbroken sleep at night. I'm still using my walker to get around, but make do with a cane whenever I can travel short distances. During the next week I hope to use my walker less and my cane more.-----Brian

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Re: Upshur's twin opposed cyl. engine
« Reply #104 on: June 14, 2024, 08:15:36 PM »
Glad to hear you are getting better Brian, and keep up the good work.

I had the same problem a couple of years ago when I broke my shoulder. The stomach and back muscles got over used when getting out of a chair and rolling over in bed.  The shoulder pain was nothing compared to the other stuff.

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