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    OK, I confess.....

    My ride today was longer, stronger and faster because of drug use. And I thank god for Ibuprofin.
    Yesterday I did a metric century and came home to a wife set on a landscaping project. I only got out today due to drug use, and for the first 5 - 6 miles I thought I would have to turn back - but the leg muscles loosened up and I made the usual 25 mile loop.

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    Strange how the drugs we prefer change with age, isn't it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood
    . And I thank god for Ibuprofin.
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    I hate taking drugs, but have been on Ibuprofin and an anti-inflammatory for three months, since the cortisone wore off in my torn rotator cuff. If it weren't for those I wouldn't be riding much. The surgeon is gonna fix it on Thursday.

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    A true miracle drug if I've ever seen one.

    Now tell us about all the other stuff you've consumed over the years.

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    Oh yeah, vitamin I. Can't live without the stuff!

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    Just a word of caution.
    I have a significant other using Ibuprofen in heavy doses for years for pain in her spine. (Cancer repercussions) Now her kindneys are functioning at 20%. The doctors say it is the result of the Ibuprofen.
    Her life is miserable now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will dehne
    Just a word of caution.
    I have a significant other using Ibuprofen in heavy doses for years for pain in her spine. (Cancer repercussions) Now her kindneys are functioning at 20%. The doctors say it is the result of the Ibuprofen.
    Her life is miserable now.
    Sorry to hear about this, Will. But she's planning a bike touring trip together. You are one gritty couple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by will dehne
    Just a word of caution.
    I have a significant other using Ibuprofen in heavy doses for years for pain in her spine. (Cancer repercussions) Now her kindneys are functioning at 20%. The doctors say it is the result of the Ibuprofen.
    Her life is miserable now.
    I took a lot of ibuprofen years back while going through a bad time with one of knees, and had kdney problems as a result. So, I stopped the meds and got a bike. That was ten years ago. Now, my knee is fine, my kidneys are functioning, and I know "Digital Gee" via the Bike Forums.

    Two out of three ain't bad!
    Last edited by Big Paulie; 06-26-06 at 01:01 AM.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    I took a lot of ibuprofen years back while going through a bad time with one of knees, and had kdney problems as a result. So, I stopped the meds and got a bike. My knee is fine, my kidneys are functioning, and I now know Digital Gee via the Bike Forums.

    Two out of three ain't bad!
    Which reminds me, BP -- do you have any opinions regarding pressure cookers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Which reminds me, BP -- do you have any opinions regarding pressure cookers?
    This should be a new thread in a different forum, but here goes...

    I've found that for all my pressure cooker needs, the "Diego 3000" measures up against the competition!
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    The other perspective is that pain is put there for a reason, and disguising it (particularly with something non-chronic) is counter-productive and potentially leads to more severe injuries.

    DG: As to pressure cookers, I find that just living in today's society is "pressure cooker" enough for me!

    DG, if you don't wnat another thread moved - perhaps you do - you need to include in your titles and such references to 50+ and bicycling:

    Bad way:

    "Coffee machine recommendations sought"

    Keep the thread in the 50+ Forum way:

    "Coffee machine recommendations sought from those 50 and over who ride bicycles"

    Bad way:

    "do you have any opinions regarding pressure cookers?"

    Keep the thread in the 50+ Forum way:

    "do you have any opinions regarding pressure cookers from those 50 and over who ride bicycles?"

    Remember, there are moderators just awaiting their chance to move a thread!

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    I only asked about pressure cookers to see if I could get Big Paulie to go off topic, which was way too easy. So, BP -- as you promise, I want my money back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    I only asked about pressure cookers to see if I could get Big Paulie to go off topic, which was way too easy. So, BP -- as you promise, I want my money back!

    It's 5:26 am in San Diego and you are on the forums?

    Have you changed from night owl to an early bird?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe

    Now tell us about all the other stuff you've consumed over the years.
    I just returned from Amserdam where drug don't hurt you. They are legal.

    I am very carefull taking meds. though.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    Sorry to hear about this, Will. But she's planning a bike touring trip together. You are one gritty couple!
    CrossChain:
    Thanks for your concern but luckily the significant other is NOT my wife.
    I used the term to describe my Sponsor who signed for us to come to the USA. Obviously a very close relationship. That is why we know about the damaging effects of long term high doses of Ibuprofen.
    BTW, like someone else posted, I got over a knee injury by using Vioxx and later Ibuprofen and spinning exercise. I hope it did not damage my kidneys and the Vioxx obviously did not kill me as it did some others.
    Will

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