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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #885 on: September 23, 2019, 09:38:54 am »
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I went to the Physio today. It was similar to last time with all the physical examinations. I said that whenever I try and jog I get pain in my heel. I haven't tried jogging but I got asked to jog and felt heel pain immediately. The Physio reassured me that was natural as my Achilles is an insertational injury. My left Achilles has about 1cm less flexibility than my right Achilles, which was measured in one of the exercises I had to perform today.

Prescription-
Got advised not to go for long walks or jog.
Do not do any Achilles stretching.
Increase the standing on my toes from 25 seconds to 45 seconds with 1 minute of rest for 5 sets. Repeat 3x throughout the day.
Next appointment in just over 2 weeks on 11th October.
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #886 on: September 23, 2019, 10:45:12 am »
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5 weeks later and I'm still having intense Achilles pain. I can barely walk without limping. I had an ultrasound done and they confirmed that the Achilles was still in tact (not ruptured) but noted that there was a severe amount of inflammation, which is evident just looking at my Achilles. 38 pictures have been sent to my GP so I'll have to go and follow up with the GP on the best management practice. The radiologist noted that the inflammation was right where the Achilles and Heel connect, which is bad as wearing shoes constantly aggravates the injury and prolongs recovery time. As soon as I take my shoes off I feel instant relief.

omg, no ultrasound's close to useless! GPs are out of the depth i bet, they won't go for the higher power scans b/c they have strict quotas and they get audited for referring them! If i went by the US and xray scans and my GPs interpretation of them, my knee was fine and i just have to rest.  Get your gp to refer to you to a ortho. My ortho was able to do a free MRI at the hospital with a 3.0T machine. Medicare paid for most of the ortho consult fee (i think it's $200 most places), but i had about $80 out of pocket from memory, that's still cheap compared to getting the MRI privately, the hospital quoted like $700! And the difference between a 1.5T MRI (most small labs) and a 3.0T MRI (only big labs or hospitals) is day and night. Call first and confirm your choice of ortho will do a scan for free if he deems it necessary (he most prob will).

My recent knee scope was done under private (i saw the ortho tuesday and the operation was booked in for thursday!). Cost me $500 out of pocket (i think what wasn't covered by insurance was the general anesthetic) but i had had private insurance (thought it was a waste of money tbh until you need it). Without the insurance, i think the cost was around $2000? not sure. I wonder how long it would have taken publically. I'm on a waiting list to see a cardiologist for my heart since January, prob not going to see him for a while .. hopefully im still alive ha.
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #887 on: September 23, 2019, 10:57:49 pm »
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5 weeks later and I'm still having intense Achilles pain. I can barely walk without limping. I had an ultrasound done and they confirmed that the Achilles was still in tact (not ruptured) but noted that there was a severe amount of inflammation, which is evident just looking at my Achilles. 38 pictures have been sent to my GP so I'll have to go and follow up with the GP on the best management practice. The radiologist noted that the inflammation was right where the Achilles and Heel connect, which is bad as wearing shoes constantly aggravates the injury and prolongs recovery time. As soon as I take my shoes off I feel instant relief.

omg, no ultrasound's close to useless! GPs are out of the depth i bet, they won't go for the higher power scans b/c they have strict quotas and they get audited for referring them! If i went by the US and xray scans and my GPs interpretation of them, my knee was fine and i just have to rest.  Get your gp to refer to you to a ortho. My ortho was able to do a free MRI at the hospital with a 3.0T machine. Medicare paid for most of the ortho consult fee (i think it's $200 most places), but i had about $80 out of pocket from memory, that's still cheap compared to getting the MRI privately, the hospital quoted like $700! And the difference between a 1.5T MRI (most small labs) and a 3.0T MRI (only big labs or hospitals) is day and night. Call first and confirm your choice of ortho will do a scan for free if he deems it necessary (he most prob will).

My recent knee scope was done under private (i saw the ortho tuesday and the operation was booked in for thursday!). Cost me $500 out of pocket (i think what wasn't covered by insurance was the general anesthetic) but i had had private insurance (thought it was a waste of money tbh until you need it). Without the insurance, i think the cost was around $2000? not sure. I wonder how long it would have taken publically. I'm on a waiting list to see a cardiologist for my heart since January, prob not going to see him for a while .. hopefully im still alive ha.

I never knew that GP's had quotas. Unfortunately I had the ultrasound done over 3 months ago now. A MRI is still an option; however, I can't afford surgery privately even if the MRI had adverse findings. My ultrasound did show findings though and I have provided my Physio with the ultrasound report. At this stage I'm just going to stick with the Physio and take conservative treatment. I felt pretty down and thought my days of playing rugby league were over, which is why I hadn't done anything for 6 months. Now I'm just following the Physio's instructions and doing all the rehab as prescribed to a T.

That's very interesting about your knee though. In your situation it was great that you followed through with a MRI otherwise it would be unresolved. It's amazing that even with private health insurance they still slug you for 'extras' and out of pocket expenses. With your cardiology I would be calling up the hospital and asking about it. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. It's good to see you back logging again. As soon as I'm back at the gym I'm going to start logging again too, although I dread to think about the strength I've lost.
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #888 on: September 23, 2019, 11:05:34 pm »
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I had an interview today as a 'Decision Maker' at the Department of Home Affairs. I applied for this position back in June. The position is conducting interviews with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and processing visa and citizenship applications. I didn't hear anything back until August where I got invited to a 'Work Sample Test', which was a 45 minute written assessment to a couple of questions. At the time I thought I did okay in the written assessment, although I didn't hear back from them.

About 3 weeks ago I received an email inviting me to an interview. There was a panel of 3 people and the interview went for approximately 30 minutes. After the interview I thought I aced it, but as always there is always room for improvement. Personally I thought I could have clarified a couple of explanations I provided. I asked when I was likely to hear back on whether I was successful at attaining the position and they said mid-late October. It's similar pay to my current position but being in Federal Government it's 15.4% super and great job security. I'll wait and see what happens.
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #889 on: September 24, 2019, 02:14:37 am »
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Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Wednesday 25th September
BW- 93.2kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Thursday 26th September
BW- 93.5kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Friday 27th September
BW- 93.4kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Saturday 28th September
BW- 93.2kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Sunday 29th September
BW- 91.8kg
My bodyweight will probably increase because I drank a lot of beers on Saturday. The day after drinking I always weigh less on the scales.
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Tuesday 1st October-
BW- 93.6kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #890 on: September 28, 2019, 10:00:23 am »
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For everyone that's followed my journals and as the title suggests, I've always had an issue with alcoholism. I posted a status on facebook about how I pledged to go sober for 30 days and received the following comment from one of the best players in the league.

 "You got this brother I believe in you. Your a mad footy player and heaps fast you can deal with this issue i got your support bro"
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #891 on: September 29, 2019, 11:02:37 am »
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Sunday 29th September
BW- 91.8kg
My bodyweight will probably increase because I drank a lot of beers on Saturday. The day after drinking I always weigh less on the scales.
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

I've decided not to drink alcohol for at least 30 days and I joined the gym today. Making small positive steps. The gym is Anytime Fitness and it's a 2 minute drive from my house so I have no excuses not to go. I've made it through day 1 without drinking alcohol.

Squat-
First time squatting in months and after a few sets my legs were toast, particularly my hamstrings. I plan to increase the volume and do more sets with higher reps once my legs get used to squatting again.
bwx12
60x6
80x6
95x3
105x3
95x4

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPA-fRyJZ4g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPA-fRyJZ4g</a>

Trap Bar Deadlift-
This is the first gym I've been to that actually has a trap bar deadlift, which is pretty cool. They also have bumper plates.

70x3
90x3
110x3
125x1 Easy

Chin Ups
bwx7
bwx7
bwx6

Assisted Pull-Ups (-5kg)
8, 7

Overall it was a pretty good workout and it's good to be back lifting weights again  ;D
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #892 on: September 30, 2019, 09:54:41 am »
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Monday 30th September
Day 2 without drinking has been successful.
BW- 94kg (I was expecting this)
Soreness- Leg DOMS

Achilles Rehab-
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Bench-
First time benching for ages. Last year I suffered a shoulder injury that prevented me from benching as I just felt too much pressure on my shoulder. Unlike my Achilles tendon my shoulder has actually responded very well to the rest over the past year.

barx20
60x12
80x3
90x1
100x1 easy!
75x6 for 3 sets

Incline DB Bench
12x12
16x12
20x10
24x10
28x10

Chin Ups
bwx8
bwx7
bwx6

Assisted Pull Ups (-5kg)
8x2

Captain's Chair Knee Raise-
8x5
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #893 on: October 02, 2019, 01:31:46 am »
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Achilles Rehab-

Tuesday 1st October-
BW- 93.6kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Wednesday 2nd October-
BW- 93.1kg
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

It's now day 4 on my 30 day no alcohol challenge. The first few days were easy but it's now becoming more challenging as every day feels like a great day to have a beer or 10. However, I've been keeping myself busy by reading books and watching tv to pass the time.  30 days seems like a long time but I'm just taking it day by day.

Training-
I still had some DOMS from squatting a few days ago. However, I had a rest day yesterday so I made myself squat today.

Squat-
barx12
60x6
85x3
105x3 for 3 sets
90x7
80x10

Legs are fried!

Hammer Strength Rows-
40x20
65x13
85x9 for 3 sets

Chin Ups
bwx8
bwx7 for 2 sets

Pull Ups
bwx4 for 2 sets

Planks-
5 sets of holding for 20 seconds
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #894 on: October 03, 2019, 04:35:45 am »
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Thursday 3rd October-
BW- 93.1kg
Day 5 and no temptation to drink today!

Achilles Rehab-
Standing on toes for 45 seconds with 1 minute break between sets
5x3

Gym-

Bench
barx20   
60x12   
82.5x3   
92.5x1   
102.5x1 easy
87.5x3x3   
67.5x10

DB Bench
12x12   
20x10   
26x6   
30x6   
34x6
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #895 on: October 05, 2019, 03:55:22 am »
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I was going well on my 30 day challenge until last night where I lapsed and today. My brother is down from Brisbane and we drank a carton of beer last night. We bought another carton this afternoon and have just been having a BBQ and drinking. I'll restart my 30 days from tomorrow.

I didn't train yesterday but did my Achilles rehab exercises yesterday and today. I had 15 beers last night and felt like shit this morning but went to the gym.

Trap Bar Deadlift
70x3
90x3
110x3
122.5x3
135x1

Leg Curl Machine-
20x8
30x8
35x8
40x8

Chin Ups-
bwx9
bwx8
bwx7

Pull Ups-
bwx5
bwx4

Captain's Chair Knee Raises
8x5

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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #896 on: October 05, 2019, 02:22:59 pm »
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15 beers holy shit. :o

all good tho just get back on the challenge. pc!

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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #897 on: October 07, 2019, 06:57:56 am »
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I'm back on the grind now. 2 days down without drinking.

Achilles Rehab-
Still doing the daily 3x5 45 second calf raise. I've got my next Physio appointment coming up on Friday 11th October so hopefully they give me some different exercises as I feel I'm ready to progress.

Gym-

Squat
barx6
60x6
80x3
100x3
110x3 felt good
100x4 for 2 sets
92.5x7
82.5x10

Hammer Strength Row Machine
40x20
65x12
85x10 for 3 sets

Chin Ups
bwx9
bwx5 with 7kg for 2 sets

Pull Ups
bwx5 for 2 sets

Planks
5 sets of 25 seconds
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #898 on: October 08, 2019, 02:34:36 am »
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3 days down without drinking.

BW- 93.1

Achilles Rehab-
Daily 45 second calf raise for 5 sets repeated 3x throughout the day.

Gym-

Bench
barx20   
60x12   
85x3   
95x1
105x1 easy
82.5x6 for 3 sets

Incline DB Bench
12x12   
20x12 
24x11 
28x11
32x10

Chin Ups
bwx9
bwx8
bwx5 (8kg attached)

Pull Ups
bwx6
bwx5

Captain's Chair Crunch
9x5
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Re: Party's Over!
« Reply #899 on: October 11, 2019, 07:52:07 am »
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Friday 11th October-
BW- 92.9kg
6 days without alcohol now.

Achilles Rehab-
I had another appointment with the physio today and have been given some new exercises to incorporate. I have another appointment scheduled for next Friday as well.

The program I got given was to do the following calf exercises on Day 1, Day 2, Rest Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 and have a break on Day 6 and 7.

1. Single leg calf hold for 25 seconds repeated 5 times. 3 sets.
2. Calf raises (double leg) for 12 reps. 3 sets.

In total that will be 4 times a week.

In addition, the physio also wants me to continue on with the 3x5 double leg calf holds that i was previously doing for 45 seconds 3x5. However, instead of doing these daily just do them twice a week and reduce the hold time down to 30 seconds with a barbell. I will incorporate these into my squat workouts.

Gym-

Squat
60x6
80x3
100x3
112.5x3
95x7
85x10

Double leg calf hold for 30 seconds with 40kg of weight (barbell + 10kg on each side) 
3 sets of 5 reps
My calves felt absolutely toast after this!

Chin Ups
bwx10
bw+10kgx5

Pull Ups
bwx6x2

Glute Bridges
12 reps for 4 sets. I didn't use any weight for these because it's a new exercise for me.

Clamshells
12 reps for 3 sets on each leg

Single leg calf hold for 25 seconds repeated 5 times. 3 sets. Both legs.
Calf raises (double leg) for 12 reps. 3 sets.
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