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General => Injuries, Medical & Training => Topic started by: strandman on January 05, 2013, 12:47:54 PM

Title: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 05, 2013, 12:47:54 PM
The new hip is in and I'm reeady to go.

New routes or no routes BABY
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: Admin Al on January 05, 2013, 12:53:56 PM
GOOD NEWS John... you'll be ready to rock this summer!
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: sneoh on January 05, 2013, 02:27:29 PM
Great, hope you will be climbing by late March. Possible?
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 05, 2013, 04:54:24 PM
I got a date with Bob D'A in Taos april 1st... new routes along the rio grande rim. then maybe sushifest at the creek later in the month.

i got a bonus too- the surgeon " pre-stretched" the atrophy-ed quad muscles.. by quite a bit.
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Post by: xcrag_corex on January 05, 2013, 06:41:03 PM
HEAL UP SOON MAN!!!!!   :)
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: perswig on January 06, 2013, 09:26:21 AM
the surgeon " pre-stretched" the atrophy-ed quad muscles.. by quite a bit.

If that made one leg longer than the other, all you'll be doing is walking in circles.  Hard to seek out FAs that way, I reckon.

Do your PT and good healing, slabbo.
Dale
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 06, 2013, 12:35:17 PM
I like PT. but maybe that's just me....

Walking in circles is the only way to find f/a's

i just took a pic, it's kinda nasty,but............
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: old_school on January 06, 2013, 03:07:29 PM
A speedy recovery my friend! do your PT and you will be back out there in no time!! ;)
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Post by: Jeff on January 06, 2013, 09:11:24 PM
Echoing Grammy (old_school)-- two hip replacement rehabs completed ('03 & '09); climbing 60+ days/year and skiing 70+, pain free (at least from the hips--ankles, elbows, feet--another story  ::))
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: OldEric on January 07, 2013, 09:34:51 AM
Good luck John.  Try and refrain from too much falling - or at least landing - for awhile.  That's one reason why us old guys like sports climbing.
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 07, 2013, 11:52:36 AM
Ya Eric- that's what D'Antonio keeps telling me.. he had quad bypass.. we'll see he does have THREE drills
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: sneoh on January 07, 2013, 12:21:18 PM
Though I can still claim to have healthy hips, knees, and ankles, landing, even the soft ones, are getting more uncomforable by the week.  Sucks to be getting older. 
Hat's off to Ward, he's still doing the hard, high-ball stuff. 
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: eyebolter on January 07, 2013, 07:40:04 PM
Though I can still claim to have healthy hips, knees, and ankles, landing, even the soft ones, are getting more uncomforable by the week.  Sucks to be getting older. 
Hat's off to Ward, he's still doing the hard, high-ball stuff.

I do have all original parts, though I must say that I'm a pansy and rehearse them first.   They aren't highball if you don't fall! 
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 08, 2013, 11:56:41 AM
Age and cunning will defeat youth and skill everytime
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 09, 2013, 06:26:00 PM
I was talking with the Doc today and he said blood count still a bit low, make sure to eat, etc and I thought " I bet I normally get s few calories from beer"

like 25-30 %% of caloric intake !! Good thing only a few more days of no drinking.. I need to get this blood  count up  :)
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: Chinos on January 23, 2013, 11:54:23 AM
good news man! maybe another chinos visit when your ready to go... Maybe NM with Bob D'A. Sounds fun  :)
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 23, 2013, 05:41:05 PM
600+ feet . river to rim.. I'm taking photos this weekend
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: Chinos on January 28, 2013, 08:34:37 AM
right on! send some pics
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Post by: old_school on January 28, 2013, 11:49:04 AM
600+ feet . river to rim.. I'm taking photos this weekend

sounds fantastic!!
Title: Re: on the way back
Post by: strandman on January 28, 2013, 05:54:18 PM
No pics- this weekend was 35 degrees with rain/sleet  I thought I was back i Boston

checked out a new crag.. holy shit !  seams and 450' high and I mean seams. Nothing bigger than 1/2".