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    Day 11 post surgery. Received the “After” photos...

    Day 11 post surgery.
    Received the “After” photos yesterday. Amazing. I will post a “before” and “after” slide when I am home and have more suitable electronics to do so.
    It looks rail-straight...
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    Thanks for the motivation! Feeling better as...

    Thanks for the motivation!
    Feeling better as things go along and progressively lengthening times between pain killers.
    But I am experiencing first hand the ups, downs, and plateaus you describe...
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    Hi Ed Thank you! I have been on orals since I...

    Hi Ed
    Thank you!
    I have been on orals since I left ICU on Sunday afternoon, except for one or two “breakthrough” IV shots.
    Getting the pain management correct was a bit of a balancing act.
    I...
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    Hi Folks. It has been a little while since I...

    Hi Folks. It has been a little while since I posted and I apologize but I haven’t really been in the mood to write
    I am pleased to say I am writing today from the other side, a week post-op.
    It...
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    Comstock sounds fascinating. I have been to...

    Comstock sounds fascinating. I have been to Nevada many times, including both Reno and Las Vegas, but I have not been to Virginia City. I am a big fan of historical sites of all types and quality. ...
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    Hi Ed: I did see both of the videos you posted. ...

    Hi Ed:
    I did see both of the videos you posted. Great stuff. Good finds! I hope to be able to lift again. I believe you are correct when you say how important a strong core is. I was never...
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    I was originally trying to be a bit hyperbolic...

    I was originally trying to be a bit hyperbolic when I said I was waiting to see what hurt next.
    So much for my sense of humour. I have since developed pretty much constant sacroiliac pain in the...
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    Thanks, Ed. Unfortunately, it has been quite a...

    Thanks, Ed. Unfortunately, it has been quite a few years since I was under 18.
    When it comes to lifting, the doctor approves least of deadlifts and squats. I don't do much of either with free...
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    No one said the system here in Canada wasn't a...

    No one said the system here in Canada wasn't a bit Byzantine. Moves like a typical bureaucracy. Slowly.
    According to the surgeon, his issue is really about getting operation room time. Were he...
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    Thanks for the tips, Ed. I will definitely move...

    Thanks for the tips, Ed.
    I will definitely move on that mattress topper. Sounds very wise.
    My wife is a bit of a project manager, so she was chasing me down for a list with which to be prepared....
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    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!
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    It's About Time

    Hi Folks.
    I haven't posted for quite a while, but I visit very regularly to see what is going on.
    Though obviously Covid-dependant, I have finally been given a tentative time frame for surgery of...
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    Hi Bekah: LindaRacine is quite correct. If it...

    Hi Bekah:
    LindaRacine is quite correct. If it hurts beyond the expected Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS in gym vernacular), don`t do it.
    Your spine is likely far less delicate than you...
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    To all who have said I have inspired them some...

    To all who have said I have inspired them some how, I thank you for the kind words. It was never my intent, but a pleasant side effect.
    My pain is about the same as it ever was. Certainly no...
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    I am glad to hear you have found an exercise that...

    I am glad to hear you have found an exercise that suits you.
    Perhaps you might be interested in seeing my thread "My Way of Coping".
    I am a believer in exercise for health without suggesting it...
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    Update

    I get back to this forum every couple of months when I need some inspiration.
    It is surprising (but a bit gratifying) to see this thread get bumped back up every so often.
    As an update, I have...
  17. Still here. Still supporting the project. Just...

    Still here. Still supporting the project. Just ridiculously busy at work.
    Getting my exercise in. I did make my run last Saturday. Found $5 while doing so.
    Promise better posts in the near...
  18. I wanted to let you know I have not abandon the...

    I wanted to let you know I have not abandon the project!
    I have just been travelling for work and very busy otherwise.
    Still hitting the gym, though.
    Right now I am talking myself into going for...
  19. So, Foofer, if I run a k for you, can you live...

    So, Foofer, if I run a k for you, can you live with one of the five I am already running or do I have to run an extra k just for you?
    And I do like the photos. Been a couple years since I was in...
  20. Wow, Foofer, Love the photo! You should have...

    Wow, Foofer, Love the photo! You should have quite an album by the end of the month.
    Glad to read we are all off to a good start.
    I got up at 5 this morning and hit the gym by 6 and had a good...
  21. For my part, I ran 5k yesterday. Some walk...

    For my part, I ran 5k yesterday. Some walk breaks along the way, but my goal is to be able to complete the 5k as a continuous run. My legs do fine and I don't suffer from DOMS after, but my lung...
  22. I am ready along with the rest of you. I have...

    I am ready along with the rest of you.
    I have been maintaining my weights regimen of four days a week around an hour per.
    I am attempting to add some running. I have run 5K twice since Canadian...
  23. I am finding new things to do for the challenge,...

    I am finding new things to do for the challenge, too.
    I am maintaining the workout schedule I have been doing for some time. Weights four days a week.
    I have not gotten back to my pre-contest...
  24. http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html This is...

    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
    This is a website that has a very extensive guide to exersizes and the muscles each works.
    You can also see little gifs that clearly demonstrate the proper...
  25. Can I play, too?:)

    Can I play, too?:)
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