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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by RickyG » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:58 am

A few cuts and minor reef injuries from my bodyboarding days but not much else.
I few years ago I bashed the soft bit on the inside of my right knee on the rail and it blew up and I could barely walk on it for a while. A few physio sessions and few weeks out of the water sorted it out.

Oh yeah, my ear canals are almost totally blocked so I'm heading for the drill before too long. That'll be fun
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Post by Over55yrs » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:06 am

C4/5 damage after body slam on to a rock/reef in Sydney and also a cut head. Managed to not drown, walked to the car, couldn't get my wetsuit off due to nerve damage in my right arm. Somehow drove half way home, stopped and wife came and drove me straight to RNSH. Still in wetsuit in Emergency and then a code 2 due to my spinal injuries (missed the spinal ward by millimetres).

Operation, bolt in my neck, then neck brace for a couple of months and a year out of the water.

Plus numerous other sprains, tears and scars.

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Post by brendo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:21 am

Any of U know guys permanently out of the water with spine issues ?
I heard a few weeks back of a guy I know haven't seen for few yrs, his
Back is that bad he's out for good. One of the best surfer/snowboarders
To come out of the north coast. Was sponsored till late 30s, got a unit in jindy,
Always keen as. Now does nothing, poor bastard.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Trev » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:23 am

Geez!
All I can boast, apart from a few stitches, is tearing the tendon completely off the bone on my left forearm.
Just from hanging on when I maybe should have let go in a hold down.
The tendon now resides snugly up near my bicep somewhere.
Pain like a deep bruise for about three months but I ain't gonna have it repaired.
Still have all the strength I need in that arm, fortunately.
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Post by Trev » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:24 am

brendo wrote:Any of U know guys permanently out of the water with spine issues ?
I heard a few weeks back of a guy I know haven't seen for few yrs, his
Back is that bad he's out for good. One of the best surfer/snowboarders
To come out of the north coast. Was sponsored till late 30s, got a unit in jindy,
Always keen as. Now does nothing, poor bastard.
Check out Digger's posts.
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Post by tootr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:18 pm

Apart from numerous cuts and bruises.

Left shoulder. Arthritic AC joint, bone spur under acromion, chronic bursitis, and torn supraspinatus.
Two operations, painful rehab and eight months. Good as gold now.

Right shoulder will need to be done within a few years.
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Post by swvic » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:20 pm

Fin chop through wettie into my left forearm. Small hole in wetsuit, but lots of blood. Trauma was fish-hook shaped so the flap was hanging free. 36 (?) external stitches and heaps more internal. Visible bone. Have a hernia there now, but causes no problem. Scar prominent, but doesn't tell the story of the day. No feeling for at least ten years until nerves slowly repaired. Same as right forearm by about year 15

Rail smash just under lower lip. Force was enough for it to go right through so you could see my teeth. Scar barely visible now even after shaving. Internal stitches gone within a couple of hours because I couldn't stop probing with my tongue. Left a raised scar that I'd frequently bite while eating. Hurt like fcuk when that happened and it'd bleed quite a bit. Barely raised now and haven't bitten it for 20 odd years

Torn medial ligament. MRI, but the surgeon reckoned it'd eventually come good without surgery. Pretty much has, but locks sometimes. Did the same thing to that knee when I was about 10. No surgery then either, but was in a tight full-length bandage and on crutches for a couple of weeks

Heaps of scrapes, small cuts etc. Ribs, concussions soft tissue. Worst relatively recently was getting smacked onto a rock hard bank from a barrel wipeout. Shoulder and head took the bank impact, but my elbow was tucked so that it went into my ribs. Thought I was gunna drown for sure after it because I could barely comprehend anything and I was caught inside winded as fcuk. Physio sorted the shoulder pretty quickly, but the ribs took weeks before I was comfortable

Worst urchin pierced my reef boot walking in at Cokes. Crew at the camp clear a path that you line up to walk in. On a solid day, it ain't easy to hold that line

mrs swvic would delight being in the tropics with me after any contact with reef. She'd always take a first aid kit and get off on pouring peroxide on me. I think she secretly wanted to stitch me up too, but never got the opportunity
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Post by Trev » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:31 pm

Ah yes. Urchins.
Two feet full at Norah Head in 1967.
Over 3 hours in Gosford Hospital having them dug out.

MorpheenO. :)
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Post by swvic » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:48 pm

I got morph after the arm chop. Other than that, I've only had pethadeine. Sort of. Smoked some heroin once without knowing. _ _, you little cnut. Truth is, I enjoyed the feeling
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Post by Trev » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:03 pm

They gave my brother pethadinein hospital when he was early teens.
Killed him. Took a full on code blue to bring him back.
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Post by Hatchnam » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:35 pm

Haha. Wtf? How? When?
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Post by Drailed » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:36 pm

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by saltman » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:12 pm

Nose of board on cheekbone just under left eye, almost went through, 13 stitches and severed nerves and lost feeling of top lip for about 10 years. Still have a slight droop on that side

Tail of the board into inner thigh (through a wetsuit) deep blunt trauma - just missed the femoral artery by 2 cms. Left a dent in my leg after 22 stitches

Bit of racetrack reef had to be pulled out of my head - 8 stitches

and this one - facing the reef at low tide, I had my eyes open and saw it happen

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:26 pm

:lol: this thread is delivering
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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Drailed » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:32 pm

Salty, thats's my boy .
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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by saltman » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:56 pm

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i got a masculine face
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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by carvin marvin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:13 pm

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steve shearer wrote:booties are effing horrible.
Oh I hate them too. But I'm in the market for a pair. At the moment all I have are these clumsy too-high pair of okespors I got in France in '91

Anyone recommend a pair of booties that feel "invisible" ?
I bought a pair of the Xcell low cut reef boots because a cut on the side of my right toe would not heal and every time I surfed it would get bumped and open up again.
Was surprised how quickly I didn't notice them.
The only negative was the barrel lock on the pull cord that goes around the ankle, it doesn't hold the cord tight enough.
The Oneill version have a better barrel cord lock so I would recommend them.
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