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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:42 pm

After a year out of the water with spondylolethesis (can never spell it right) which basically means a bad lower back with sciatic pain I'm back in the water. As we speak jAM71 is doing his bit in community service by picking up a DMS quad fish in a foam fest 6'8" from near him to ride while I get my sea legs again.
All my boards were sold except one. Kind of had to hang onto the straw that I would be up to surfing again by not selling it. My ever trusty 7'6" Vquad.
Hopefully my back will allow me to keep surfing again.
Weird thing is I've had sore hips for decades and every year in winter my right knee would ache and sometimes go out from under me. I also found that if I surfed conventional shaped thrusters I'd always have a really sore lower back the next day. I put it down to the torque of the centre fin as opposed to the more free flow of quads and twins.
It wasn't until I started getting pain in my right heel that felt like I had a crucifixion sized nail in it that I went to see a doctor about it. He sent me off for an x-ray and let me know about the spondy. Years of stuff now made sense.
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Re: Fish

Post by alakaboo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:39 pm

A 6'8" fish? Did you spend your year off at the buffet?

Welcome back cuttlefish.
Chronic back pain sucks.

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Re: Fish

Post by jimmy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:26 pm

😀 and by conventional thruster you mean an 8’10 minimal?

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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:40 am

Same weight as before. 6'1" and 93 kgs.
Riding dirt bikes doesn't trouble my back so just rode them more instead.
Pop up has suffered. Still paddle fit.
Hyper extension of the spine while paddling is not good for me. When I can keep my chest lower on the board my back feels better for it.
Only posted my experience in case someone else who reads it may have a light bulb moment and discover the real source of their niggling aches and pains. The connections in the body can have you missing the source of the pain.
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Re: Fish

Post by offshore1 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:28 am

Happy to hear you're back in the water Cutts
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Re: Fish

Post by Wyre » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:43 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:40 am
Same weight as before. 6'1" and 93 kgs.
Riding dirt bikes doesn't trouble my back so just rode them more instead.
Pop up has suffered. Still paddle fit.
Hyper extension of the spine while paddling is not good for me. When I can keep my chest lower on the board my back feels better for it.
Only posted my experience in case someone else who reads it may have a light bulb moment and discover the real source of their niggling aches and pains. The connections in the body can have you missing the source of the pain.
Good to keep in mind! My back has been bad for a few years now, but always seems fairly contained (no shooting sciatic pain down leg etc)
So I think more disc bulge and trading on strength I had 20 years ago which has been slowly weakening. Weights have seemed to work well so far, a yoga class would be good too but with a 3 and 6 year old not much time for that!
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Re: Fish

Post by foamy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:56 pm

Is your thumb getting better?

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Re: Fish

Post by Wyre » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:17 pm

foamy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:56 pm
Is your thumb getting better?
It is mate. Pretty much back to normal, a bit of scar tissue but the feeling has returned.
godsavethequeen wrote:I wonder if reg is still thrashing the neighbour's elderly poodle with his wattle branch.

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Re: Fish

Post by foamy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:21 pm

That's great!
Great for anyone. But as you are muso, you don't want to be losing feeling in your thumb. Good news.

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Re: Fish

Post by Yuke Hunt » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:32 pm

Wyre wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:17 pm
foamy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:56 pm
Is your thumb getting better?
It is mate. Pretty much back to normal, a bit of scar tissue but the feeling has returned.
Doctors have perfected a new procedure where they can replace a damaged thumb with the patients penis ... and seeing as you have a 3 and 6 year old running amok, its not like you'll be needing it any time soon. Musicians who've undergone the surgery have claimed to imbibe a lot more pleasure when fingering their instrument too.
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Re: Fish

Post by JaM71 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Lol!
Davros: "But it felt a bit long and stiff"

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Re: Fish

Post by JaM71 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:34 pm

You should have the bulbous beauty in your hands by now Cuttlefish.... I am referring to the fish
Davros: "But it felt a bit long and stiff"

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