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 31 
 on: October 29, 2014, 08:46:25 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by pappy
I'm still rocking with my Kastinger Habelers, never have had a problem with cold feet. I've noticed the soles are starting to delaminate, so got to glue those back, that will happen after 30 years. Could be that nothing really has improved in this application in the last few decades except the colors and marketing. I will say that mixed and rock moves are challenging, kind of like doing them with cinder blocks strapped to your feet, but still killer for pure vertical ice. And it just makes your legs and concentration stronger.

 32 
 on: October 29, 2014, 02:52:54 PM 
Started by danf - Last post by The other tomcat
I timed out on the industrial theory, so not safe to climb with, then aced the knots and rigging so I'm so confused now... ;)

 33 
 on: October 29, 2014, 11:36:37 AM 
Started by danf - Last post by strandman
Well thats a shit...echo can be a bit unreliable, that is many thing can change them. Unfortunately inflammation can affect so many heart functions..temp or permanent.

 34 
 on: October 29, 2014, 10:26:13 AM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by Jeff
Mark's point is key-- that's the reason that ski racers, race coaches and many ski instructors unbuckle their boots for every lift ride-- With a "racer fit" they would sacrifice toes if they kept them buckled and NONE of them have to be out in the cold for HOURS at a time as we do when we're ice climbing or winter mountaineering! Too tight over the instep shuts off circulation to the toes!

 35 
 on: October 29, 2014, 08:37:46 AM 
Started by ecobot - Last post by DaveR
IMO you need a sanity check!

 36 
 on: October 29, 2014, 12:20:41 AM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by xcrag_corex
Dale makes two good points!

The other thing for me - I can lace me evos tight for the first few eyelets, snug across the top of the foot and then tight around the ankle - and all is great. If I'm too tight across the foot then I lose circulation and get cold feet.

I have found myself dealing with the exact same situation Mark! I'm definitely cautious how I lace up before heading out into the cold...

 37 
 on: October 28, 2014, 09:30:49 PM 
Started by danf - Last post by danf
And the saga is continuing, at least to some degree.

I had an appointment with my cardiologist back in June or July.  At that point she wanted blood drawn to test my inflammation markers.  Tests came back as still elevated, but down significantly since I was in the hospital this spring.  Both CRP and sed rate were tested; I don't remember what those values were for sure but one was a 9.9 and the normal high end is a 2. 

After that I did see a rheumatologist to see if he had any idea what was up with what seems to be chronic inflammation.  He said it sounded "idiopathic", which is a fancy medical way of saying "I don't know"...  But he did say that even if they ran a hundred expensive tests, chances were that he would put me on colchicine regardless.

Fast forward to last week.  I called my primary to get blood drawn, I wanted to further the baseline that had already been started.  Not to mention my insurance rolls over at the end of the month....  They again tested CRP and sed rate.  I got called today with the results.  Essentially both values have doubled since June/July when I had blood work done.  The one that was 9.9 is now 21, and the other is a 43. :(  So the numbers are going the wrong way, dammit.  Honestly, I've known something wasn't right for the last few weeks; I can feel it in my chest.

I have what was supposed to be my last check up with the cardiologist next Wednesday morning.  I'll have to discuss this all with her, but I have a feeling I'll be back on the colchicine for the long term at that point.  I don't know if I'll need to have another echo-cardiogram done or not, but anything is possible at this point.....

 38 
 on: October 28, 2014, 09:21:14 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by markvnh
Dale makes two good points!

The other thing for me - I can lace me evos tight for the first few eyelets, snug across the top of the foot and then tight around the ankle - and all is great. If I'm too tight across the foot then I lose circulation and get cold feet.

 39 
 on: October 28, 2014, 08:53:46 PM 
Started by ecobot - Last post by perswig
Haha, Nuts!

Dale

 40 
 on: October 28, 2014, 08:52:54 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by perswig
Supergaiters.

And good hydration.
Dale

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