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« Reply #8355 on: September 07, 2018, 12:33:27 pm »
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deafness update:

upon waking up, no change.

did a second treatment of debrox.. i read that subsequent treatments will break it up, even if the first has your ear feeling wrecked.

verdict: made my ear worse.

it's super deaf atm.

I called some ENT's, no appointments available. Also, we're talking like $500+ to get my ear cleaned. I should probably have insurance. ;f

started "studying" some ear diagrams.. made me more comfortable using this "ear wax scooper" i got -> scooped out a ton of wax.. didn't actually help any yet, but, i think this is a good sign.

I *never* get ear wax out of my ears.. so to get that much ear wax out using this scooper, means there's probably a ton more in there.

strategy for now:
- hydrogen peroxide moisten
- scoop fest
- flush
- repeat every ~4 hours or so

i ran today, seeing if it would improve my ear.. surprisingly, no improvement.

theory: those debrox drops melted some ear-wax which "shifted it" to some other part of my ear cavity/ear drum.. i bet i have tons of wax now on my ear drum. it's probably "deeply impacted"

going to slowly chip away at it.

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« Reply #8356 on: September 07, 2018, 12:46:52 pm »
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500$ WTF WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF !!!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o

Can't you go to... how to call them, freelance doctors for such easy cases?
Here there is an obligatory national insurance that covers some (few) stuff and also you have to wait for long time for appointment etc etc etc.
There are also private insurances that you pay and have extra privileges/covers with a specific private hospital and doctors network each.
Finally, you can always go on your own at any doctor ( there are maaaany many freelance doctors here ) and just pay what it costs.
Clearing your ear from wax would cost sth like 20-30$ and take 10 minutes or so.
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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8357 on: September 07, 2018, 01:23:32 pm »
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500$ WTF WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF  WTF !!!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o

ikr.. health care in the US.

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Can't you go to... how to call them, freelance doctors for such easy cases?

ya, walk in clinics.

i could go, but, just like with my ingrown toenail where i got pissed an fixed it myself.. i think i will try to do that with my ear.

I went to a walk in clinic a few times, they were pretty useless. One was for that massive swolen lip I had. Guy just told me to change my diet.. was like uhh ok. I still believe it was something I came in contact with, working in the "warehouse" at Target, some chemical. It started happening around then, and hasn't come back like that since. Probably got exposed to some bad shit.

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Here there is an obligatory national insurance that covers some (few) stuff and also you have to wait for long time for appointment etc etc etc.
There are also private insurances that you pay and have extra privileges/covers with a specific private hospital and doctors network each.
Finally, you can always go on your own at any doctor ( there are maaaany many freelance doctors here ) and just pay what it costs.
Clearing your ear from wax would cost sth like 20-30$ and take 10 minutes or so.

ya in the US cleaning the ear of wax is probably $500+ by itself, not including the appointment/doctor time etc.

US = Waste, Fraud, and Abuse.

health care system is jacked up.

I should have insurance, that's for sure. The company I work for doesn't have health care (yet), we didn't have enough employees. But now with more employees, my boss wants to get a plan for every1 etc.

I personally got tired of paying for health insurance, due to the situation with my mom. I spent *alot* on it, burned me out i guess. It definitely helped her, she needed it, and it took a while before she could even get it (ACA/Obama helped).

For myself, it'd be like $2500 a year I imagine.

I grew up without health insurance.. I think when you grow up without it, you just never think about going to the doctor, because you only went to the doctor under extreme cases. This could get extreme, then i'll have to find a doc. But, when I was younger, you could just find a doc/make an appointment very easy. Now you can't. Earliest appointments to see these ear docs was late september/october etc. It's just very different now.

I remember when I dislocated my pinky toe in like 2006.. I called a podiatrist, got in, she was too weak to reset it, she called up a male doc, got me an appt immediately, i went over there, and he reset it. Everything  seems way different now. I noticed it with my mom. She'd have something major happen out of nowhere and no one would give her an appointment, so she'd often have to go to a hospital/ER.

I'm not a fan of the US health care system, among many other things. :ninja:

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8358 on: September 07, 2018, 05:48:27 pm »
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right ear update: still nearly deaf in it

really pissing me off. it's not painful, just thick/deaf.

this is basically what i'm doing, every few hours, with this exact "tool"

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25GtVkpQCzo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25GtVkpQCzo</a>

i got out alot of wax.. probably tons more in there or one really thick chunk stuck to my ear drum or something.

fuck man.

haven't been this stressed/pissed in a while.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8359 on: September 07, 2018, 09:02:03 pm »
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RIGHT EAR = FUCKED.

spent lots of time today slowly getting wax out of my right ear. :/



09/07/2018

bw = 143
bw before bed last night = ?
soreness = none
aches/injuries = right ear = deaf
aches upon getting out of bed: none
calves painful to touch/massage = ?
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose, less clicky
morning calf flexibility = loose
morning adductor flexibility = loose
lateral hamstring tendons = achy
toenails: 2 left/2 right, but they've improved alot
feel = good
hours sleep: ~7
wakeup = 08:45 AM

sub5 mile or sub3 km splits in 2018: 4 (mi) + 1 (km) = 5 of 50 :ibrunning:
- sub5's: ..., 2018/07/14
- sub3's: ...

top3 finishes:
2018: 21/29 (stay healthy!)
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

data collected throughout the day when I have my watch on:
HR low: ?
HR high: ?

log:
08:50 AM: food: orange juice, rxbar, water
09:20 AM: workout:  didn't plan on running today - potential race tomorrow (might not tho, right ear messed up) ... that spike in my data is me running (5:29 min/mi haha) from bees/wasps, they got some stings in - on the back of my head lol.
11:00 AM: food: watermelon chunks, beet juice, banana, rxbar, water
12:30 PM: food: 1/2 southwest chicken tender wrap, coffee protein drink, water
04:30 PM: food: 1/2 southwest chicken tender wrap, mixed nuts, chocolate protein drink, water
08:00 PM: food: some probiotic b.s. drink, water
TODO: more food


09:20 AM: workout:  didn't plan on running today - potential race tomorrow (might not tho, right ear messed up) ... that spike in my data is me running (5:29 min/mi haha) from bees/wasps, they got some stings in - on the back of my head lol.
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1825347343
- got stung by bees/wasps
- run didn't "open up" my ear at all





^^ that spike is me getting chased by bees/wasps, got stung a few times on the back of my head.. good thing i'm 0% allergic.

also, i thought after they were stinging me, surely my ear will "unblock/pop" after that.. bad sign that it didn't. definitely an adrenaline moment and 0% change.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8360 on: September 08, 2018, 12:39:49 am »
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yikes man, that is gross and a little frightening. i do think a walk-in clinic is probably worth checking out, but if your experiences have been so shitty i don't blame you for not wanting to go. only time i can remember going into one was to get some stitches out a few years ago and the doctor was unbelievably hot, lol. if i'd been single i would have asked her out.
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« Reply #8361 on: September 08, 2018, 04:19:45 pm »
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yikes man, that is gross and a little frightening. i do think a walk-in clinic is probably worth checking out, but if your experiences have been so shitty i don't blame you for not wanting to go.

ya. thanks man. im going to "tough it out" a bit, as long as there's no pain. upon waking up today, improved from say 95% deaf to 92% deaf, so some improvement.

id like to see if i can fix this myself.

i dont see how it can be anything other than wax issues.

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only time i can remember going into one was to get some stitches out a few years ago and the doctor was unbelievably hot, lol. if i'd been single i would have asked her out.

hah. damn.

unbelievably hot doctor =  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

i could never imagine asking out a doctor while in a doctor/patient setting like that. i mean i know you could pull it off, but for me, seems so awkward. lmao.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8362 on: September 08, 2018, 04:39:22 pm »
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right ear still fucked, but slightly better.

30th race this year.. 22 for 30 top3.



09/08/2018

bw = 141
bw before bed last night = ?
soreness = none
aches/injuries = right ear deaf, left ear kinda taxed too
aches upon getting out of bed: none
calves painful to touch/massage = ?
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose, less clicky
morning calf flexibility = loose
morning adductor flexibility = loose
lateral hamstring tendons = achy
toenails: 2 left/2 right, but they've improved alot
feel = good
hours sleep: ~6
wakeup = 05:15 AM

sub5 mile or sub3 km splits in 2018: 4 (mi) + 1 (km) = 5 of 50 :ibrunning:
- sub5's: ..., 2018/07/14
- sub3's: ...

top3 finishes:
2018: 22/30 (stay healthy!)
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

data collected throughout the day when I have my watch on:
HR low: ?
HR high: ?

log:
05:25 AM: food: orange juice, rxbar, water
06:45 AM: quick warmup + race: Coral Springs Remembrance 5k: 2nd OA @ 18.04 official / 17:50 estimate ::: felt good but cant hear for shit
07:30 AM: food: rxbar, water
08:30 AM: food: subway: flatbread bacon egg & cheese (really good wtf?), jalapeno chips, orange juice
11:00 AM: food: chocolate protein drink, water
11:30 AM: nap: 3 hours (damn i was knocked out)
04:00 PM: food: rxbar, rebbl golden milk, water
05:00 PM: food: rxbar, rebbl lemon turmeric drink (wrecked my stomach), water
06:30 PM: water
08:00 PM: workout: light + speed + strength (road, deaf ear): 1h:27m @ {speed: 0.31mi/515m, 1:27 / 4:31 min/mi / 13-14 mph} + {strength: lunges, 400 yd in 15:36} :: legs completely toast after those lunges
09:30 PM: food: bolthouse breakfast smoothie, mixed nuts, 2 x banana, water
11:20 PM: food: 2 x orange juice


06:45 AM: quick warmup + race: Coral Springs Remembrance 5k: 2nd OA @ 18.04 official / 17:50 estimate ::: felt good but cant hear for shit
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1827120095
- http://accuchiptiming.com/images/Age_Group_Results-Remembrance_Run.htm
- https://www.athlinks.com/event/55090
- 2nd OA @ 18:04 official / 17:50 estimated (this course is long)
- actually felt pretty good
- couldn't hear myself breathe, which was good & bad
- didn't go with 1OA, wanted too but, just had no idea how i'd run so, didn't battle.. :/
- should have kicked harder at the end.
- ran in a jersey .. wanted to stay cooler
- ran pretty decent -> haven't done any 5k-ish training for like 2 weeks.. just speed this week, and still dropped this at a lighter effort than usual. strength is key for me. makes everything easier. must continue to focus on bumping my 1RM up (1km/1mile), that's what makes me strong.

basically the same time/splits as last year, also the same overall placing. last year's race was November 18th tho.

funny, it's pretty much an identical performance.

hope my ear unclogs soon, driving me nuts. barely being able to hear myself breathe was kinda interesting though.












TODO: post comparison from last year (i remember it's so similar)





08:00 PM: workout: light + speed + strength (road, deaf ear): 1h:27m @ {speed: 0.31mi/515m, 1:27 / 4:31 min/mi / 13-14 mph} + {strength: lunges, 400 yd in 15:36} :: legs completely toast after those lunges
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1828692438
- speed: 0.31 mi / 515m @ 1:27 / 4:31 min/mi / 13-14 mph
- strength: lunges, 400 yd in 15:36

legs spazzing out as i walked home.. heh.

have to be careful with lunges obviously .. bringing them back because i'm resting more. the 1 thing that scares me when i do them is, sometimes i feel it in that left knee patella area that i injured last year. need that to not flare up.






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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8363 on: September 08, 2018, 04:51:07 pm »
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just feeling around in my calves lightly .. I already knew this but, left medial gastroc is basically a problem, it's way tighter than my right medial gastroc.

But, digging into it lightly, it's crazy painful compared to my right .. my calves in general feel fine, except for my left medial gastroc. painful as fu*k.

gn!

just found this while searching back in my journal... crazy how that flipped to my right soleus/gastroc. lmao.

the extra rest lately is doing me some good. right calf/soleus feels alot better. left gastroc tweak this week disappeared completely after 2 days rest.

good sign. going to keep resting more. though I love running 2x/day 7d/wk, I also love getting faster/running healthy, need to make sure the latter has priority over the former, which seems to require more rest for me, i mean i'm 36 not 20, could have something to do with it who knows. old injuries *never* disappear. they just go hidden for a while and then come back when you over-work/do something stupid. so have to be careful.

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« Reply #8364 on: September 08, 2018, 11:07:45 pm »
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2017 CS 5k:

http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/adarq's-journal/msg137092/#msg137092

^^ tons of PR's at the time.. hah.



pretty similar:

2018 (top) vs 2017






2018 (top) vs 2017







crazy.. :D

actually ran better (way easier) today. 2017 was a battle, pushed myself to the limit. today i ran "comfortable" because of the ear b.s.

kinda cool.

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« Reply #8365 on: September 09, 2018, 09:12:36 pm »
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right ear still fucked, bleh.

rest day.



09/09/2018

bw = 143
bw before bed last night = ?
soreness = glutes/hams slight to heavy as the day progressed, quads slightly
aches/injuries = right ear deaf, left ear kinda taxed too
aches upon getting out of bed: none
calves painful to touch/massage = ?
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose, less clicky
morning calf flexibility = loose
morning adductor flexibility = loose
lateral hamstring tendons = fine
toenails: 2 left/2 right, but they've improved alot
feel = good
hours sleep: ~8
wakeup = 08:45 AM

sub5 mile or sub3 km splits in 2018: 4 (mi) + 1 (km) = 5 of 50 :ibrunning:
- sub5's: ..., 2018/07/14
- sub3's: ...

top3 finishes:
2018: 22/30 (stay healthy!)
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

data collected throughout the day when I have my watch on:
HR low: ?
HR high: ?

log:
09:00 AM: food: rxbar, water
11:00 AM: food: coffee protein drink, water
02:00 PM: food: char hut!! big bite 1/2 lb burger with bacon / tomato / jalapeno / lettuce, onion ring fries, peanutbutter brownie, water
05:00 PM: food: bolthouse breakfast smoothie, water
07:00 PM: food: banana, water
09:00 PM: water

legs feel good from those lunges, but getting more sore as the day goes on.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8366 on: September 10, 2018, 04:39:29 pm »
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i wish i was this guy.

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« Reply #8367 on: September 11, 2018, 09:14:33 am »
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got a little excerpt in a "local news" article. funny how they stick quotes around something you didn't say.. lol.

https://coralspringsconnection.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/coral-springs-hosts-5k-remembrance-run/

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Andrew Darqui won second place overall for men. “I came and second last year and I liked being a part of this race. I was hoping to win first place,” he said. on

"I came AND second" -> :(

it was a weak interview. I said:

"I came in 2nd last year, and 2nd this year."

"I love Coral Springs races."

"Hopefully next year i'll try again, to get first."

The reason why I bring it up, is it's just odd to me.. guy didn't have a recorder/etc, and he basically built quotes from memory to write that short article.

Apparently two people said "I liked being a part of this <>", me (I didn't) and this girl:

"Sally Fowler said, “I liked being a part of this run."

lol.

I mean it's cool whatever but I find it odd that people would do such a job.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8368 on: September 12, 2018, 01:15:20 am »
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yesterday, rest day.

short log.



09/10/2018

bw = 143
bw before bed last night = ?
soreness = glutes/hams/adductors/quads major soreness (adductors/glutes mostly)
aches/injuries = right ear deaf, left ear kinda taxed too
aches upon getting out of bed: none
calves painful to touch/massage = ?
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose, less clicky
morning calf flexibility = loose
morning adductor flexibility = loose
lateral hamstring tendons = fine
toenails: 2 left/2 right, but they've improved alot
feel = ?
hours sleep: ?
wakeup = ?

sub5 mile or sub3 km splits in 2018: 4 (mi) + 1 (km) = 5 of 50 :ibrunning:
- sub5's: ..., 2018/07/14
- sub3's: ...

top3 finishes:
2018: 22/30 (stay healthy!)
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

data collected throughout the day when I have my watch on:
HR low: ?
HR high: ?

log:
09:00 AM: workout: bw
ate good


09:00 AM: workout: bw
- pullups/dips/calf raises/standing single leg lateral+front raises



sore af.

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« Reply #8369 on: September 12, 2018, 01:24:28 am »
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light strength + long light run.

short log.



09/11/2018

bw = 143
bw before bed last night = ?
soreness = glutes/hams/adductors/quads major soreness (adductors/glutes mostly) (completely wrecked)
aches/injuries = right ear deaf, left ear kinda taxed too
aches upon getting out of bed: none
calves painful to touch/massage = ?
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose, less clicky
morning calf flexibility = loose
morning adductor flexibility = loose
lateral hamstring tendons = fine
toenails: 2 left/2 right, but they've improved alot
feel = ?
hours sleep: ?
wakeup = ?

sub5 mile or sub3 km splits in 2018: 4 (mi) + 1 (km) = 5 of 50 :ibrunning:
- sub5's: ..., 2018/07/14
- sub3's: ...

top3 finishes:
2018: 22/30 (stay healthy!)
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

data collected throughout the day when I have my watch on:
HR low: ?
HR high: ?

log:
ate good
09:00 AM: workout: bw (45min)
08:00 PM: workout: theory: running for 3 hours would help pop my ear.. verdict: didn't do shit. (grass, legs crazy sore, right ear blocked, windbreaker jacket/pants): 3 hours light

sore af.



09:00 AM: workout: bw
- 45 min
- 4 rounds of (pullup variation, dip variation, calf raises, standing single leg abductions, standing single leg raises)
- 5's for pullup/dip variatins
- 20-30 reps for the other stuff


08:00 PM: workout: theory: running for 3 hours would help pop my ear.. verdict: didn't do shit. (grass, legs crazy sore, right ear blocked, windbreaker jacket/pants): 3 hours light
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1835830478
- light, felt good
- sore af tho, painful early on, but disappeared after ~30 minutes







a few hours later.. ear "feels" a little better than it did prior/during the run. so maybe it might have helped a little. just need this thing to unblock by tmw.. or going to a walk-in clinic on thursday.

c'mon body, you got this. fix yourself.