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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by RideTheGlide on January 18, 2019, 02:34:15 PM »
not my first rodeo either. last time (other shoulder) i was whiny and did as little as possible. ended up scarring across bad places and doc had to go back in. he said as soon as i was zoned out he moved the arm through full range of notion and snapped all the scar tissue (it forms in bands). hurt like hell when the block wore off. i am not letting that happen. i was a fat lump feeling sorry for myself that time.

edit - this also resulted in me getting pain pills for quite a while, many of which were washed down with a poor choice of beverage. not my finest hour.  that's why i am using sprix for pain this time and also a contributing factor in having gone 572 days without a drink.

another edit: my glide is pretty heavy. i ordered one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WAB7N2/
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General Discussion / Re: SUP Race surfing at Douro River in Portugal
« Last post by supsean on January 18, 2019, 02:30:47 PM »
Too bad a SUP of that size won't fit in my apartment.

It will now!

You can order any 14' Sunova as a 2-piece!
Fits in your apartment with ease  :)

They are now available... if you are interested, click my email below to ask about, or order!

I am interested, but my sponsorship dried up....


Nice riding supnorte.... skillz!
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Last post by RideTheGlide on January 18, 2019, 02:23:43 PM »
decided to go very low sugar during shoulder rehab and see how i feel about it in 3 months. no candy snacks. one serving of an offered home made dessert will be an exemption, as will finishing off some protein bars as occasional in a rush going to gym in the morning or forgot my lunch meal substitute. no canned fruit, or just about anything else pre sweetened
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Gear Talk / Re: Laird SUP gun
« Last post by Beasho on January 18, 2019, 02:18:21 PM »
Talk about "guns" I don't want anything to do with these! SUPs for Kai.



10' 1" x 23" wouldn't be a gun by my standards.  More like a big laydown MAVS board.

But if you are micro sized, aggressive BOMBER like Kai who's willing to take off DEEP in the bowl - I guess that gets the job done. 
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by PonoBill on January 18, 2019, 02:08:18 PM »
I've had numerous shoulder surgeries and I'll give you the same advice I give to any of my friends--do all the PT you are supposed to, and a lot more. Your insurance will probably only pay for a few sessions aimed mostly at teaching you the exercises. That's not really enough. You can do the exercises more frequently and for much longer to improve the end result, or you can arrange for additional PT and do what you can to get insurance to pay. If they simply won't, consider paying directly.

The reasons are long-winded, but suffice it to say that if you don't get movement of your shoulder, arms and core corrected and in synch, then the benefits of the surgery will be short-lived. You'll wind up recruiting other muscles to accomplish the movements you need to make, and your joints are not designed to work the way the recruited muscles do. I was curling my shoulder forward and curving my back to lift any weight above my head. My PT got me to engage my core, push my shoulder blades back and stabilize my shoulder to lift. I doubled the amount of weight I could lift in a stable fashion without straining my lower back with a week of practice.

I've read dozens of studies concerning the benefit of PT either in place of surgery or post-surgery. I had to keep digging out more studies because the results are so counter-intuitive. Even given that there is undoubtedly a broad spectrum of knowledge and capability among PT's and a lot of variation in how much the patients actually stick with the program the effectiveness is undeniable.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by RideTheGlide on January 18, 2019, 01:43:34 PM »
RTG- glad you are in good spirits post-op.

What kind of exam or imaging do they do to determine need for that kind of surgery?
I have a 'friend' who hurt their shoulder but is chicken to go to the doctor...
mri. first an x-ray and consult to determine likelihood of tear before expense of mri. my portion of mri was over $700 US. my portion of surgery a little over $1400. they also saw bone spurs on images. doc took pictures of arthritis he will show/give me at follow up. i think that is to explain why it will still hurt sometimes.

yeah, comparatively good news helps a lot with attitude

of course today was near 60 f with only a slight breeze; would have been a good day for a nearby lake paddle

edit - oh and thanks to all

another edit - at least pt is "free" for a few visits when it's rehab. they aren't being nice; the math works in their favor by limiting recurrence. sucks to pay all that, but i know these sorts of costs are inevitable in the US and have rainy day money that doesn't get spent on discretionary stuff.
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General Discussion / Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Last post by spirit4earth on January 18, 2019, 01:40:44 PM »
Amazing and absolutely inspiring!  Tell us the tricks about how to do this on nothing but SSI.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by Bean on January 18, 2019, 01:28:23 PM »
Yea, I have a "friend" like that too ;D
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by jrandy on January 18, 2019, 01:22:39 PM »
RTG- glad you are in good spirits post-op.

What kind of exam or imaging do they do to determine need for that kind of surgery?
I have a 'friend' who hurt their shoulder but is chicken to go to the doctor...
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Gear Talk / Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Last post by WhatsSUP on January 18, 2019, 01:19:04 PM »
Awesome vid Linter!  Love the super swaggy back cross step back to stall and turn....very stylish! 
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