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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

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    The leg is healing fine, albeit slowly.
     
  2. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

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    The leg is more of a screws and jb weld type of repair.
     
  3. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    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.

    Michael
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    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

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    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

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    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 ScubaBoard Supporter

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    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

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    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
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    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!

    m
     

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