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#70475 - 28/06/12 04:21 PM Did it but Ouch
Oldun Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 1750
Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
Seems that I am not the only one who has been in the wars, having read slowcoach.

I did the Dales Way a few weeks back in some awful weather and the heavy going under foot caused me to over strain myself and I received a massive hernia. Just got back home today after a daily lengthy op.

The surgeon said that he had put my guts in a bag and sewed them into place. It is going to be some weeks before I can consider walking more than down the road for a coffee. Damn it...all this lovely weather and all I can do is look at it and keep taking trips to the bathroom.

When I went into hospital the doctor said, "Oh yes, a backpacker. We get them all in here...old men thinking that they are still 20".

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#70476 - 28/06/12 10:43 PM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: Oldun]
Stottie Offline
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Registered: 21/02/07
Posts: 568
Loc: Derbyshire, England
Blimey, Oldun

First and foremost, commiserations at your misfortune.

Secondly, get well soon.

Thirdly, with Slowcoach and yourself "hors de combat" as the French say, things are looking grim.

Some of us who have sampled rather a lot of birthday cakes will take your unfortunate experience as a timely warning to tense the muscles rather than gaily swinging a heavy rucksack around our shoulders.
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#70477 - 29/06/12 05:56 PM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: Stottie]
Slogger Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
Oldun,
But you didn't say whether you enjoyed the walk!
Seriously though, get well soon, perhaps it's time for 'Sherpa'.
dave.

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#70478 - 30/06/12 03:38 PM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 28/10/06
Posts: 1054
Loc: england
Oldun get well soon.
they do tell me once you have had the opp that side gets stronger.
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#70484 - 01/07/12 11:52 AM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: tim smith]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 327
Loc: hertfordshire
Hope your soon back on the hills Oldun, seems like a few of us have been laid up since doing an LDP (although you problem sounds very painful)
All the best
Les

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#70524 - 08/07/12 07:02 PM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Registered: 01/12/04
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Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
This is going to be a hard slog back to fitness. Went out for the first time today since the end of May for a couple of miles. At times it felt like I was walking on the spot, making to headway at all. Even got stitch walking up a small slope.

Am wearing elasticated pants that come up just under my ribs, to hold every thing in. They are b.... hot and keep cutting in to my waist and thighs, Just like an old time whalebone corset that Victorian women used to wear. Still, each day is another day and I will get fitter.

Bit of a joke really......I've got a friend coming over who wants me to take her out in the hills, as she is training for the 3 Peaks Challenge. I wonder who will be carrying who?

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#70528 - 08/07/12 08:27 PM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: Oldun]
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Registered: 29/04/05
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Originally Posted By: Oldun
Went out for the first time today since the end of May for a couple of miles. At times it felt like I was walking on the spot, making no headway at all. Even got stitch walking up a small slope.

Now you know how the rest of us 'younger' people feel all the time!
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#70563 - 19/07/12 07:12 PM Re: Did it but Ouch [Re: Harland]
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 1750
Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
Made 10 miles today walking up to Mt. Tendre the highest point on the Swiss at 5100 ft. Took it very slowly, 4.5 hrs in total. But it is an improvement on two weeks ago. Cold wind blowing on the tops, dropping the temperature down from 29C on the plain to around 9C at altitude. Wonderful feeling to be out and about again.

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