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by Nefsek » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:32 pm

Something about you and your post strike me as being off somehow. Perhaps it's your terminology. Maybe it's nothing. What do I know...

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by ksolem » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:42 am

Jose you made the right call. And your Buddie climbing in pain with a torn rotator cuff will understand soon enough. If he pushes that 'till surgery is required he'll be out of action for 6 months and if he pushes that too hard too fast he'll be pretty much done climbing hard for good.

Hope your knee mends...

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by CClaude » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:37 pm

Some end their career early, some have major surgery.

A friend of mine who is a climbing guide recently had to have surgery on his shoulder. His surgeon, who was also a climbing friend of his, said no climbing for 1 year. For anyone that would suck but for a climbing guide that would suck bigtime

you made a good call.

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by ksolem » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:42 pm

This was my shoulder in 2004...


The injury was traumatic, as opposed to degenerative, making the repair more successful as the Doctor did not have to resect a bunch of inflamed diseased tissue. I was out climbing easy stuff and doing peaks in 6 months, but it took a year to be back at full strength.

Oh, I think the type of skiing Shortimer is talking about above involves being pulled across the surface of a lake at high speed...

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by Guyzo » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:54 pm

I find almost all injuries (big ones) take about 1 year to heal back to full strength...unless it takes longer... :wink:

And to Joe.... it's best to take some time off i agreeewith you.


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by Andinistaloco » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:55 am

I hear you dude. Shattered a kneecap myself and ruined a lot of the accesory stuff... and put myself out of action for around two years by trying to come back too quickly. A tough lesson but a good one to learn.

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