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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:22 am

Drailed wrote:
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What size wetsuit are you Nick?
Fcuken huge mate.

channels -- who knows? That's what we're here to find out. 1mm is thicker than a rash vest. you can find 1.5mm rubber in many l/s wettie vests, that's kinda what it feels like but a bit lighter.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:13 am

Anyone know of any surfers who have had hip-replacement surgery, and what that did to their surfing? Like, do they still surf?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:20 am

Umm fcuk dozens of them. By and large they were fine, some with various degrees of impingement depending on the level of surgery and their attention to rehab etc.

The main thing for quite a few seemed more psychological than physical, like they had never had a real injury before and weren't quite ready for the longer term challenge of freeing yourself from the thought of what had been done to you.

All seemed thrilled in the shorter term by the pain relief - no more arthritis.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:29 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:20 am
The main thing for quite a few seemed more psychological than physical, like they had never had a real injury before and weren't quite ready for the longer term challenge of freeing yourself from the thought of what had been done to you.
Yeah, really interesting point about the psychological than physical re injury, it can really get to you.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:37 am

Thanks Nick, that's a relief. Not that it's any time soon, but it's inevitable.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:24 pm

ajohnsen wrote:
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Thanks Nick, that's a relief. Not that it's any time soon, but it's inevitable.
Get on the mal mate, you are cooked. Slow to the feet, gentle on the hips. Couple of potential head dips! Sell me the new stick?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:43 pm

Jeez, you've gone soft, Wyre. There was a time when you would've just said, Give me your stick. I've got some calipers for you.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:15 pm

aj, when I first discovered my shoulder condition as being osteoarthritic, unclethirsty was active herein. He'd had a hip replacement and encouraged me down the surgical route sooner rather than later

Still haven't even had a cleanout and wasted 2 more NSAIDS scripts due to expiry - same as about a year ago when NC challenged my rationale for sometimes dropping 1 prior to surfing

I'm at the point where I need a new referral though
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:20 pm

Got an appointment next week.

You know what shits me? I'm assuming that you answered, No, AJ, I don't know what shits you. Please tell me.

Okay swvic, thanks for asking.

As soon as you ramp up the exercise - surfing, cycling, walking - everything starts to fcuking hurt as the cracks are revealed which makes you pull back from the exercise.

That, my dear swvic, is what shits me.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:21 pm

Oxy ftw.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:27 pm

Acetylene? Didn't know they did any welding during hip replacement surgery.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by unclethirsty » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:41 pm

ajohnson:- have a look at ... https://surfingafterhipreplacement.word ... s-stories/. i'm at the top, great stories from people who've ben thru hip replacements & surfed again.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:54 pm

Thanks unclethirsty, that's a great resource.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:55 pm

And a great example of how lurkers are omnipresent.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by unclethirsty » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm

Yeah Legion, been lurking on here for coupla years after I reinstalled my system & could'nt get back on so I gave up in the end, then that bastard Black Dog got me due to health issues & strong meds & I'm just getting out now. That ok?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:23 pm

It's not ok or not not ok. It just is. Not having a go at you in particular.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:31 pm

unclethirsty wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm
I'm just getting out now. That ok?
Good on you uncle, meds and injuries can really cripple you mentally.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:57 pm

So I used the million dollar wetsuit!

I went down to do an iron session with the hot shot squad and there were some big bluebottles lurking. It just seemed as if the fates were instructing me to try out this super suit.

So out it came and got a caning through two M-shape irons, board-ski-swim and swim-ski-board.

This is a lot more rigorous than anything the suit would face during a surf. Any other suit I own would have been just too restrictive to allow any pace. This thing, however, clung to me like I imagine a young Ursula Andress would have clung to me if I'd had to swim out and rescue her in a rip at the age of 25.

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