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Post by Trev » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:36 pm

Terrible news about Dean Mercer.
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Post by marauding mullet » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:58 pm

Yeah 4 kids. Wonder if Nick knew him.
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Post by jimmy » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:15 pm

I knew him quite well from Kurrawa Surf Club. He was really supportive as a coach to my daughter. He wasn't a bad bloke but I feel for his boys who are between 4 and 11. They're going to be deeply scarred.

I like how the typically parochial QLD press have claimed as either from the Sunny Coast or the GC. He was from Thirroul and proud of it.

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Post by Beerfan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:47 pm

Got a brother as well, twin maybe? Darren?. How did he die? Or do I not want to know ?
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Post by Trev » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:15 pm

Beerfan wrote:
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Got a brother as well, twin maybe? Darren?. How did he die? Or do I not want to know ?
Heart attack at the wheel on the way home from training.
I curse their head & all the hairs of their head; I curse their face, their brain, their mouth, their nose, their tongue, their teeth, their forehead, their shoulders, their breast, their heart, their stomach, their back, their womb, their arms, their legs, their hands, their feet & all their body, from the top of their head to the soles of their feet, before and behind, within and without

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Post by jimmy » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:58 pm

Beerfan wrote:
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Got a brother as well, twin maybe? Darren?. How did he die? Or do I not want to know ?
Yeah he had a heart attack. His brother is Darren who's also from Thirroul surprisingly but now that he lives in Tard G land he's also a QLDer. #Thatsinqueensland
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Post by Trev » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:06 pm

Dean's wife was an ironwoman IIRC.
And Darren's daughter, Jordan is a current competitor.
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Post by jimmy » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:55 pm

Reen is lovely. She'd be seriously struggling as she was the glue that held them all together.
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Post by Beerfan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:27 am

It's cruel that people who take care of themselves so well can die of a heart attack.
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Post by marauding mullet » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:39 am

Beerfan wrote:
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It's cruel that people who take care of themselves so well can die of a heart attack.
Yeah, that's what happened to my father when I was 18. We were both in the same SLSC. No warning signs.
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Post by Beerfan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:04 pm

That's terrible mate
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Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:46 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:58 pm
Yeah 4 kids. Wonder if Nick knew him.
Yeah I sure did, it's terrible news, really feel for all the Mercer family, Daz will be gutted.

Dean was a serious frother.

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Post by brendo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:43 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:27 am
It's cruel that people who take care of themselves so well can die of a heart attack.
talking about that with my physio yesterday. there has been a heap of guys I know or read about in last few years who die suddenly
in their 40s from heart attacks and they are generally fit guys who look after themselves. is it that even though they look after themselves, the sheer
stress of decades of high cardio work makes the heart pack it in? I know a lot of older guys who eat shit food, drink loads and do no sport at all and they are fine.

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Post by Trev » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:49 pm

brendo wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:43 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:27 am
It's cruel that people who take care of themselves so well can die of a heart attack.
talking about that with my physio yesterday. there has been a heap of guys I know or read about in last few years who die suddenly
in their 40s from heart attacks and they are generally fit guys who look after themselves. is it that even though they look after themselves, the sheer
stress of decades of high cardio work makes the heart pack it in? I know a lot of older guys who eat shit food, drink loads and do no sport at all and they are fine.
I've often wondered about the stress elite athletes put on their hearts.
My wife is asthmatic and one of the top specialists in Sydney told her that these days more asthmatics die from heart failure than asthma.
Firstly because asthma management is so much better these days and secondly because of the strain their hearts have been put under during attacks over so many years.
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Post by Beerfan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:52 pm

Well, I'll bet they're not "fine" but I get your point. Stress itself kills. Few years ago a 50 something bloke from work, keen surfer, regular indo trips, super lean, had a stroke. Last I heard he was wheelchair bound. He was always stressed, no one ever knew why, he was good at his job, but just always stressed and worried about things that everyone one else just accepted as general work crap. Health wise he was fitter than most half his age.

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Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:01 pm

Yeah I would not trust your own anecdotal evidence on this fellas. Heart disease patterns are only revealed through statistical analysis across a big population base.

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Post by brendo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:07 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Well, I'll bet they're not "fine" but I get your point. Stress itself kills. Few years ago a 50 something bloke from work, keen surfer, regular indo trips, super lean, had a stroke. Last I heard he was wheelchair bound. He was always stressed, no one ever knew why, he was good at his job, but just always stressed and worried about things that everyone one else just accepted as general work crap. Health wise he was fitter than most half his age.

Not aimed at your reply Trev

yea that's another thing beery, I know im stressed heaps at work as I get jobs that have to start fri 5pm finish mon 7am, we work long hrs and sometimes that shit happens week after week everyone gets irritable, but im the one that cops it if shits not finished. that plus having a syd mortgage. been telling my missus ill be dead in 10yrs if shit doesn't change. now my backs fucked, im over it. I want out of this city. stuffed if I wanna die just to make loan repayments on time.

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Post by brendo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:10 pm

hey nick, got some fins on the weekend and been doing those butterfly/dolphin type kicks you told me to do. geez good workout! helping with the back a lot, the actual motion I think is kinda stretching out my spine and im hearing a lot of cracking going on. went to the pool today limping, right now im feeling quite mobile. things still aren't right though. getting bloods done tomoz and back to sports doc fri, more scans and cortisone elsewhere im thinking. gunna swim every day though, doing my head in not working surfing or snowboarding

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