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Old 07-27-16, 09:03 AM
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never too old to be a dumbass

had a big day planned last Sunday. was out watering before 6am (local rules). slip on the wet grassy hillside & fall on my left hand/wrist/hip. so don't do that again ...

wound up riding 26 miles w/ Wifey. wrist was sore but I lasted & it didn't swell. seems to be improving but I wrapped it anyway so that I would use it less. amazing how much we use our hands & wrists for. even just washing utensils requires lots of twisting motions

w/ every intention to do another 2-day split work commute I'm opting to rest it. hoping to get miles in this weekend. also skipped all gym workouts even the aerobics like stair climbing, cycling & running. guess I keyed into my lazy side. I hate having an excuse to skip the gym

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Old 07-27-16, 09:11 AM
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Beez careful.

470 folks died last year falling out of bed.
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Old 07-27-16, 09:29 AM
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3 weeks ago I was stepping over one of the cats lounging in the doorway, was barefoot, and as I stepped over her, she bolted. To avoid kicking her into orbit I sacrificed my left foot on the door frame. X-Ray showed obvious break on sm. toe, possibly crack in metatarsal. 3 weeks later and I can only now put a shoe on, but not my Shimano cycling shoes. I can swim and can also wear my SPD sandals for easy rides on my touring bike, but cannot stand on the pedals and cannot push hard.

Clutz runs in the family for sure.
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Old 07-27-16, 09:56 AM
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Hell, a few weeks go, I time trialed it home for about 15 miles. Got home all hot and sweaty, and laid down to eat a bowl of stew. After a few minutes, I got up to get something to drink.

I started feeling dizzy (not uncommon for me), so I grabbed the kitchen island to steady myself.

The next thing I remember, I woke up on the floor! I could still hear the sound of me *hitting* the floor resounding in the room. I whacked my head on the bottom step of the staircase and jacked my shoulder hitting the pantry door. It took me a few moments to realize that for the first time, I had actually fainted. Yikes.

The shoulder's OK now and the knot on my noggin went well with the others already there. All good, but it could have turned out badly.

Next time I feel that dizzy, I'm sitting down!
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I did a duathlon earlier this month. One of the ladies I ride with came to do it too and when I was on the final run, she passed me coming in the other way on the bike. We exchanged encouraging shouts and I slipped in some sand, went down, got up and kept going. As my grandson and I were on the way home, he pointed out my elbow was bloody.

I guess the old saying, "can't run and talk at the same time applies here."
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Old 07-27-16, 10:11 AM
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There are lots of little bones in your wrist that you can fracture and not really know it. That's what they told me the last time I had mine xrayed after a crash. It may be nothing, but you should get it checked out.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Hell, a few weeks go, I time trialed it home for about 15 miles. Got home all hot and sweaty, and laid down to eat a bowl of stew. After a few minutes, I got up to get something to drink.I started feeling dizzy (not uncommon for me), so I grabbed the kitchen island to steady myself. The next thing I remember, I woke up on the floor! I could still hear the sound of me *hitting* the floor resounding in the room. I whacked my head on the bottom step of the staircase and jacked my shoulder hitting the pantry door. It took me a few moments to realize that for the first time, I had actually fainted. Yikes.The shoulder's OK now and the knot on my noggin went well with the others already there. All good, but it could have turned out badly.Next time I feel that dizzy, I'm sitting down!
Would Hope you got checked out by a Doctor?
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Old 07-27-16, 10:14 AM
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I don't know. Slipping and falling doesn't make me a dumbass.
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Would Hope you got checked out by a Doctor?
No need to. Mere months before that happened, I had a complete cardio workup. Contrast CT scan, EKG, experimental EKG where they take measurements in your chest and extremities ... all kinds of stuff. Bottom line: all normal. My heart rate and blood pressure are rather low.

I chalked it up to not eating or drinking enough and getting up from a supine position too quickly. But I'll chat it over with the doc at my next scheduled appointment ... only a couple of weeks away.
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it is bad enough for me to think about my humanity, I am not actually going to tell you about it...I can live with myself knowing it, but not you...I can laugh at myself, but not comfortable with you doing it.
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it is bad enough for me to think about my humanity, I am not actually going to tell you about it...I can live with myself knowing it, but not you...I can laugh at myself, but not comfortable with you doing it.

Don't worry, we can keep a secret so you can trust us!
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it is bad enough for me to think about my humanity, I am not actually going to tell you about it...I can live with myself knowing it, but not you...I can laugh at myself, but not comfortable with you doing it.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
No need to. Mere months before that happened, I had a complete cardio workup. Contrast CT scan, EKG, experimental EKG where they take measurements in your chest and extremities ... all kinds of stuff. Bottom line: all normal. My heart rate and blood pressure are rather low.

I chalked it up to not eating or drinking enough and getting up from a supine position too quickly. But I'll chat it over with the doc at my next scheduled appointment ... only a couple of weeks away.
Never have passed out but have same problem, get up too fast and not enough electrolytes in system. Low heart rate too mine runs 38/40 Bpm.
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Old 07-27-16, 01:15 PM
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Not quite the same, as only my pride was hurt:

Four years ago, I bought a scale that measured body fat. I was really bummed to be in the 25-28% range. No matter how much weight I lost, how hard I exercised, how well I dieted, I could not get the measure to move. I went through a year of heavy weight training every other day, an hour of cardio daily, strict diet, went from 220 to 245, and only dropped from 28% to 25%. I gave up on the number, figuring I'd always be lardy.

Last week I was trying to figure out how to reset the scale, since it still thinks I'm 50 years old. I reread the part that said "The Body Fat number represents the approximate weight in pounds or kilograms of fat".

So 27/205 = 13%, not 27%. I'm a dumbass.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Hell, a few weeks go, I time trialed it home for about 15 miles. Got home all hot and sweaty, and laid down to eat a bowl of stew. After a few minutes, I got up to get something to drink.

I started feeling dizzy (not uncommon for me), so I grabbed the kitchen island to steady myself.

The next thing I remember, I woke up on the floor!
This happened to me a few weeks ago. After a short aerobic ride I felt dizzy so I put my drink down and steadied myself against the kitchen counter next to me. The next thing I remember I was on my hands and knees. Luckily I didn't hurt anything, especially myself. Got my dosage of lisinipril lowered after that.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
No need to. Mere months before that happened, I had a complete cardio workup. Contrast CT scan, EKG, experimental EKG where they take measurements in your chest and extremities ... all kinds of stuff. Bottom line: all normal. My heart rate and blood pressure are rather low.

I chalked it up to not eating or drinking enough and getting up from a supine position too quickly. But I'll chat it over with the doc at my next scheduled appointment ... only a couple of weeks away.
A friend had a heart attack with that.
Happy you are ok.
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never too old to be a dumbass

True dat...at 73 I be a witness.
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It may still be a good idea to see a doctor. A stroke cannot be predicted in a checkup and perfectly healthy people can get one.

You don't have to be paralyzed to have suffered a stroke.

The husband of a good friend of mine, age 42 and a doctor in the military, perfect physical condition... He 'slipped' on the hospital lino.

Later at lunch, he was recanting his 'slip' while at lunch with a colleague. His colleague got alarmed and took him for further checking. He ended up on the operating table a few hours later. Their life changed forever.

It could be worse. He could end up a paraplegic or worse, dead.

Don't be a dumbass... see a doctor.
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Spent much of last week working a new deck out our second floor master bedroom, lots of time climbing up and down ladders which scares my wife since I have fallen off one several times (with injuries, but hey, I'm still alive!) No injuries except a splinter or two on the whole project, even in 100+ heat index. Cleaning up last day and accidentally kicked a ladder on the ground, bruised my ankle to point I thought I had broken it. Doesn't seem to hurt to ride much, hurts too bad to go shopping though (perfect injury!), so I guess that makes me a dumbass also?
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Op,,

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wet grass,,

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I am living proof of the " never being to old to be a"dumb ass"theory. Fifteen years ago when I was 48 my then 6& 8 year old boys wanted to learn how to ride their bikes over 1 of those cheap plastic bike ramps.I wasn't doing any riding at the time,not that it would have made any difference, but I jumped on my mongoose threshold hit the ramp and then proceeded to hit the ground. Nine hrs later I was home from the ER with 2 broken ribs and more than enough scrapes and bruises. Thank God this dumb as was wearing a helmet,I cracked part of it.
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Living in the desert southwest we do not have grass . . .
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