3/26/2009 9:22pm, #101
Still, though, it's a lot of money to drop on a scale.
Anyone know of the specific methodology for using calipers?
3/26/2009 9:59pm, #102
Not I, the doctor just pinches and gives me a number...
I can see now why you have some aesthetic goals. For some reason my mental picture of you was of a much smaller person....
I still think a "better" in terms of mental health methodology would be to just concentrate on the performance and nutrition aspects.
3/26/2009 10:04pm, #103
3/26/2009 10:33pm, #104
Changing ones perception of self is generally a hell of a lot harder than changing the self involved.
You'll get there though.
3/27/2009 8:54pm, #105
And to make sure credit's given where it's due... I saw this article on ESPN today.
It's one that details a courageous player who didn't give up despite being more than a year removed from the game he loves. It's also a story that reminds us about the complexities of concussion-related injuries.
Pothier was right: His concussion symptoms had subsided after two or three months, but the concussion, and resulting trauma to the brain, caused an astigmatism in his eye. The astigmatism was causing the lingering symptoms.
"It's a neat story," said Caps GM George McPhee. "This whole eye thing was quite a revelation to all of us. It reinforces the point that when you have one of these injuries [concussion], you have to do whatever you can to try and find a solution. As hard as it is to keep going, to see different doctors and [have] the same discussions, somebody might be able to come up with a solution.
Hopefully I hear from the ophthalmologist my doctor's set me up with soon.
4/03/2009 12:41am, #106
In case anyone's been wondering, this thread isn't dead. On the contrary - this is the calm before the storm.
-On the health front, I've got appointments scheduled with a neurologist, a surgeon, and a physiotherapist (and should be hearing from an ophthalmologist soon).
-On the n=1 study front, a new BIA scale, calipers and measuring tape are en route, and I'm hoping the neurologist will clear me to do some dietary manipulation. I probably won't be able to resume training for a while yet, but maybe that's a blessing in disguise (I can isolate the effects of diet before throwing in exercise).
-On the theoretical study front, I've registered for a night class in biochemistry.
Wish me luck.
4/03/2009 12:45am, #107
still here bro, make some muffins and hang in there!!!Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
-Mentat Text Two (dicto)
4/08/2009 12:19am, #108
So I saw a neurologist about my head, and she was useless. Made me strip to my undies, shone a light in my eyes, told me I'd had a concussion and not to do anything. Pooh-poohed the notion that ibuprofen post-concussion was a bad idea. And for good measure, she recommended that I follow the Canada Food Guide, proving that she knows just as little about nutrition as about traumatic brain injury. As you might have guessed, the idea of doing a series of EEGs (or anything else, for that matter) to monitor my recovery was not even touched on.
I saw a surgeon today about my arm, and it was a different sort of experience altogether. He recommended against surgery (yay) because my current level of function is high enough that surgery would probably make it worse (which is probably true). Unfortunately, he didn't really have any diagnostic options for me, but at least he admitted why.
Waiting lists for public MRIs are on the order of months. Since it's a nerve injury, he could hook me up to the EMG (literally the next door over), but Canadian law prohibits him from taking money from me for the service. It's perfectly legal for a third-party insurer to pay him, of course, but I can't skip the middleman.
And the closest private clinic to get a MRI for my knee is literally five hundred kilometers away.
I'm losing the battle with the Canadian brand of socialized medicine. It's enough to bring a grown man to tears. If the physiotherapist I'm going to next week isn't a miracle worker, I'm pretty much shelved.
4/08/2009 9:44am, #109
And this is the kind of socialized medicine that Obama and friends point to as the successful ideal. Ugh.>:\ List me as your third party insurer, send me the cash plus 5$ and I'll pay for it. Checks payable to The Kintanon Practical Insurance Group. Hopefully the optometrist visit will be more productive.
4/08/2009 10:19am, #110
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Russ - while you're waiting for your biochem class to start, have you seen this:
It's the course material for a number of MITs classes. Good sections on biology, chemistry, and brain sciences. The way you research, it might be worth a look through.
In the meantime, I hope you start to feel better.