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#61 Postby _raVen_ » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:25 pm

Good luck, Jay. Stay strong and think good thoughts.

Don't get to liking those tabs too much now :wink: Though it might be a good time to pick up your pen, eh? :lol:
Some of the best stuff ever written was "influenced" shall we say :D

Lotsa good vibes ~~~~~~~~~ -> Jay

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#62 Postby Jay » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:35 pm

Thanks guys.

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#63 Postby Jay » Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:42 pm

OK so had the surgery. (Sphincerotomy) (sp).

Feel OK so far. The guy said my cut was a centimeter long which is pretty small but that I had the strongest internal sphincter muscles he'd ever seen. LOL. And with being knocked out, they were still spasming out of control. Well not anymore! Anyway that was what was causing the increasing pain.

He told my wife I had huge guns and that she had to make sure I did no exercise for a month. And that's that. Nothing else worth mentioning. I got some Darvocet to go along with the Lortab. The Lortab didn't seem to do much. Hopefully the Darv will keep the pain under control. So far so good.

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good news....

#64 Postby Phoenix » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:55 am

Welcome back Jay, glad to hear all went well.
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#65 Postby jonathan » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:25 pm

aye, get better soon man. sorry i didnt say anything sooner, i dont usually check the logs.

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#66 Postby Jay » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:39 pm

Thanks again. It's been about 48 hours since surgery. The first 24 hours I was so swollen I couldn't even fart. :cry: This morning I had that oh so scary first BM and I don't feel too bad. There's a possibility that I still won't heal or that I'll end up incontinent but I'll probably be OK and never have such problems again. I quit taking pain killers within the first 24 hours. They didn't really do anything for me. Supposedly a vegan should never have had this problem in the first place so I guess I'm just lucky.

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#67 Postby robert » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:59 pm

Hey Jay,

I'm with Jonathan, I don't get around to checking the training logs much. I just stumbled over here today to explore a bit.

I hope things are going well and a quick recovery. Rest the Big Guns and I'm glad you got that initial scary BM out of the way.

All the best with a speedy recovery mate.

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that's good....

#68 Postby Phoenix » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:04 am

Hey Jay, good to hear things are progressing.

It's funny how we take the simplest things for granted....I think our health is the biggy. Like you say, something as simple a bowel movement, or just being able to get up in the morning and get to the toilet.

The older I get, the more thankful I am of my continued good health.

Nice to hear you're back on the road to recovery Jay.
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#69 Postby _raVen_ » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:08 am

What's the update, Jay?

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#70 Postby Jay » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:17 pm

TBH, I felt almost completely better immediately. (Well once the soreness, etc wore off.) Beyond that any changes have been imperceptible.

And well, I've continued to lift. :twisted: Because I really like to dammit. And it doesn't seem to have hurt me at all. I still appreciate those who care enough to give advice to the contrary but on this one thing I guess I can be really stubborn. Really I feel good as new now except for some itching (that I assume is part of the healing process.)

High volume stuff every other day for 2 to 3 hours (while reading, cooking, eating, etc between sets.) Reading China Mieville's Perdido Street Station right now, which is really good, and also making progress again on my writing which I had put aside the last 4 months as I was in too much pain to really concentrate enough. Slowly getting into higher reps on chins. 20 sets minimum. Had a session where each set had at least 9 reps. A single set fresh I can get about 20 but with multiple sets I really don't do very well. Slowly improving though.

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#71 Postby _raVen_ » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:34 am

Jay wrote:...
And well, I've continued to lift. :twisted: Because I really like to dammit... on this one thing I guess I can be really stubborn.


Oh, believe me, I get this! I knew for years I was overtraining in running, but I like it (damn it!!)!! So it did more for me mentally than it took away from me physically -- so it was worth it.

Jay wrote:...also making progress again on my writing which I had put aside the last 4 months as I was in too much pain to really concentrate enough.


Yea!! Awesome :D I'd like to read some of it someday ;) You should consider a blog too -- political one would be interesting.

Glad to hear you're improving.

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#72 Postby Jay » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:44 pm

_raVen_ wrote:Yea!! Awesome :D I'd like to read some of it someday ;) You should consider a blog too -- political one would be interesting.

Yeah hopefully I'll get published someday but I'm looking more to one quality series than pulpish quantity so I'm really taking my time and putting everything into it. It's fantasy stuff.... but I'd like to think with a lot extra....

I don't like blogs so much. Too self important.

Glad to hear you're improving.

Thanks......

So today was supposed to be my off day. (Rest at least every other day.) But I've been eating really bad. Potato chips, nachoes, etc. So I was really feeling kind of crappy so I decided to get the blood moving a little and just do 4 rep sets of chins each minute till I got tired.... I never got tired though so I stopped after an hour. So that was 245 chins in an hour. That's a big PR for me.

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#73 Postby el' cirriped » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:28 pm

Jay wrote:I don't like blogs so much. Too self important.


That is the funniest thing you have ever said! I think that when one is full of self-importance the blog content is tainted, but there are blogs out there where what is offered is simply important to the blogger, with no feedback sought. That's different.

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#74 Postby Jay » Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:41 pm

el' cirriped wrote:That is the funniest thing you have ever said! I think that when one is full of self-importance the blog content is tainted, but there are blogs out there where what is offered is simply important to the blogger, with no feedback sought. That's different.

By the act of putting it out there you are saying that it's worth reading. Some of it is, but most isn't. Life is short, if you've actually really got something worth saying write a book or try to get published articles at least. To just throw out some crap is kind of rude in a way. Someone working 50 hours a week might actually waste 15 minutes of their precious free time skimming it.

I've read some good stuff on blogs. There's some that are probably really great quality. But it's like surfing 500 channels desperately searching for something to watch. Too much time is wasted in the search.

Discussion boards are different though, eh? :wink: Doesn't have to be high quality....

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#75 Postby Jay » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:27 pm

did another 245 chins in an hour then another 25 or so extra. not so sure bout band benches. i'm stretching out the bands real quick with these long workouts. Maybe I'll just do normal bench instead....


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