My doc has never told me not to do things (not that I'm training anything anyways.) All he has said is "you don't have to stop doing things, just tone them down when you need to and listen to your body." My chiro never tells me to stop squatting and deadlifting even though he hates it that I do them. All he says is "be careful and contact me if you have problems."
Originally Posted by Cuchulain
Docs will over-react and tell you to stop doing combat sports because, to them, your recreational activities are of no importance. Your health is. If a doctor tells you to stop doing combat sports, most likely he will also tell you to do certain things (.ie. rest for a lenght of time, do rehab exercises, takes your meds, etc).
He's not gonna tell you "stop combat sports" without prescribing you something to improve your health, would he? If you really think about it, you know that if you follow his instructions, your fibula will heal in a finite amount of time, no? He's not goign to tell you "now to the end of your days, keep your leg up and take this pink pill every three hours", right?
Your healing process is just going to take a fucking finite time. The doc will tell you when it's healed. Your x-rays will tell you. At that point, all you have to do is resume your MA of choice.
But you are not going to get to that point if you don't listen to the instructions necessary for your fibula to heal.
So all you have to do is follow his instructions until you heal. Once you heal, then you can politely disregard your doctor's opinion about doing combat sports.
He'll be there next time you break some other ****. And he'll tell you "I told you so, combat sports are not good", and you'll say "I know doc, I just like it a lot", and then he'll fix you, and then you'll be back on the mat and so on and so on...
And be grateful that there is someone who doesn't give a **** about what you like to do and orders you to do what you need to do.
A lot of times we need someone to do just that.
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You have to find the right doctor -- my ortho surgeon used to play football for Northwestern, so he knows that sometimes you have to play sports.
Originally Posted by Cuchulain
SURGEON: "If I give you a leg brace, are you going to wear it?"
ME: "Er ... well, honestly, probably not."
SURGEON: "Then I'm not going to give you a leg brace."
The opposite of a hyperchondriac would be a hypochondriac, no? Which is the word you actually meant to use. I guess you'd be a hyperchondriac. Assuming that chondrias are things that make you think you're not hurt or sick.
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