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I finally bought a house in Cave Country! W00T!!!

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by The Chairman, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    The leg is healing fine, albeit slowly.
  2. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Las Cruces NM
    The leg is more of a screws and jb weld type of repair.
  3. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Germany n soon Lake City FL
    Don't knock JB Weld, They almost used that on my lower back a few years ago before deciding that the break would heal by itself.

  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    We're approaching 5 months since I broke my leg. I've gotten a little done, but not much. Just as I'm getting my leg to feel better, Sciatica is popping up. I have yelled, gasped, screamed and cursed the gods more in the last few days than I ever did with my fractured tibia and fibia. This getting old really sucks, but it beats the alternative!

    So, I've been learning CAD and designing stuff.
  5. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
    Pretty common after an injury. I got it after one and it sucked. Google the stretches for it. They really help. But obviously, you may be limited in the stretches you can do with the bum leg.
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  6. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
    Very important to get exercise, keep mobile but keep weight off injury. You need a grownup version of this item:

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  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Yeah, sciatica sucks donkey balls. Sorry to hear. I actually get some relief from Biofreeze. Sitting on a tennis ball on the “hot spot” helps, too.
  8. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
    I have been known to take my roller-ball into the bathtub with me so I can float on it and target the pain point....
  9. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Lebanon, Ohio
    Hi Pete,

    Sorry to hear that the healing process has been slow and difficult.

    I just got back from riding my bike on "my circuit." The right type of exercise does help. For me, the bike keeps my joints tight while not exacerbating the pain in my left hip and both knees (no impact exercising). My exercise routine combined with stretching exercises also help with other issues.

    Unfortunately, it is not a "one-n-done" regimen. It is a daily and weekly thing. Otherwise, I auger into the ditch (the ditch of misery and pain).

    Hang in there Bro!

  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Update: healing has happened. Now, I'm working on stamina. Oh, I still have aches and pains, but they're happening more and more in different parts of the body. I get tired so easily now, but I'm improving. Yesterday I was in Home Depot and didn't find myself plotting my visit to insure I was taking the fewest steps possible :D DEMA was hard on me, but I succeeded. It's good to improve.


    NetDoc's Infamous Buttermilk Biscuits
    Speaking of improving, I about perfected my Buttermilk Biscuit recipe this morning. They've been tasting great and are fluffy soft, but have been kind of flat. I cut down on the butter, made everything chill and allowed the biscuits to touch. Wow. They look and taste awesome as well as being super light and fluffy. We had Biscuits and sausage gravy this morning. When I crumbled the biscuit for the gravy, the inner steam burned my pinkies. Nice!

    Preheat oven to 500F & put grater in the freezer (no, it's not a typo)
    2 cups Lily four (accept no substitutes)
    1 Tbs Baking Powder
    1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
    2 Tbs Sugar
    Mix together well and chill in freezer for 20 minutes if flour not already cold
    Grate 1/2 stick FROZEN butter
    Mix together well again.
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup Buttermilk (accept no substitutes)
    Mix until things are just blended. (Too much will harden the biscuits)
    Bake for 16.5 minutes (for my oven, anyway)
    BenjaminF, Akimbo and markmud like this.

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