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kozz

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Walking sticks 

Today I've ordered two walking sticks, one for actually support me by walking and the other is for stompin compas



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 25 2010 2:40:52
 
at_leo_87

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

you can also throw them at people when they go out of compas.
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Ron.M

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

Didn't know the back pain was so bad Kozz old chap.

This has been going on a while now...and I'm sorry to hear that.


On a more positive note, you can become a "character" with a walking stick!

When I used to walk my dog, I'd often meet and have a chat with a very old lady, terribly upper class, walking her little bulldog.

When the dog got a bit out of hand she used to hook the curved end of the walking stick around it's neck and pull it to heel saying "Major!...Come here NOW SIR!!"...and the dog (looking half-strangled) completely surrendered and complied...

cheers,

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 25 2010 18:42:17
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to at_leo_87

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Orignal: Anthony
you can also throw them at people when they go out of compas.

I'll do that with the second one,...it has a nice sharp edge :)

quote:


Orignal: Ron
Didn't know the back pain was so bad Kozz old chap.
This has been going on a while now...and I'm sorry to hear that.
On a more positive note, you can become a "character" with a walking stick!

Thanks Ron, monday I'll see a neurologist again. It indeed has been "bothering" me for quite some time now.
The first stick can help me around the house.....the second one was indeed a nice flamenco accesoire , that exactly the reason why I choose it. Perhaps I wanted to become a "character" without knowing it myselves.



All by all, I got paid by the goverment to use morphine, how about that!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 25 2010 19:57:02
 
kovachian

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

Does either have a concealed sword? Walking sticks are supposed to double as ninja weapons, everybody knows that.

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Elie

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

I'm sorry to hear that ,hope you get better soon
you know when I first read the thread I remembered Dr.house
good luck buddy

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 25 2010 20:34:31
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kovachian

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Does either have a concealed sword? Walking sticks are supposed to double as ninja weapons, everybody knows that.


I especially asked to remove the sword and add some rice in it, a real rainstick

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2010 4:23:24
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to Elie

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I'm sorry to hear that ,hope you get better soon
you know when I first read the thread I remembered Dr.house
good luck buddy


Thanks D.,
I could only wish Cuddy could take care of me, but we had an argument a while ago that she wanted to have children and I don't.
But hey, House was able to skateboard again, so guitarplaying will shortly be another option for me, and otherwhise I will play compas at dancing classes with my magic stick



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2010 4:43:23
 
Elie

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

haha brilliant buddy

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2010 7:35:34
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

Good News!
Yesterday went to the neurologist for the thirth time and see immediatly saw this needs some action.
My left foot is completly paralyzed and 24/7 they are cutting with knives in my leg, but next week I get an MRI scan, and shortly after that an operation.

To bad I wont get any Valium and Morphine anymore, on the other hand I will be able to play again, now thats an easy choice!

Anyone interested in walking sticks?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 17:19:44
 
at_leo_87

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

hey kozz,
they're operating on your foot? will it fix completely?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 17:26:58
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to at_leo_87

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hey kozz,
they're operating on your foot? will it fix completely?


No,
the will do surgery in my spinal column. Some herniated discs causes the pain and the paralyses. So they will remove a part from the herniated disc so that the nerves wont be touched anymore and I'll be relieved from pain.

It will fix it completely, but it isn't for sure that it will never comeback. Statistics about it differ, so I'll see.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 18:06:36
 
Elie

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

man get better soon!!
I wish you all all the best , hope it never comes back
good luck

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 18:10:43
 
rombsix

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to Elie

Vicente had the same problem...

http://www.flamenco-world.com/artists/vicente_amigo09/vicente12052009.htm

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 18:23:21
 
michel

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

hey man sorry to hear that.
hope everything will be OK very soon!
i see you don't loose your sense of humour and a walking stick is somehow muy flamenco IMO

best wishes.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 18:45:19
 
Escribano

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

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It will fix it completely, but it isn't for sure that it will never comeback.


You'll be fine. You'll just get up from bed and walk away, a little wobbly and stiff, but free of pain at last. We talked about this right? Good news. Get that disc trimmed down to size.

It'll help a lot if you keep your weight down post-op, while it heals. It will take up to 5 years for all the effects to settle down and the nerve damage/numbness doesn't really get any better, but no pain. Yeah!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 19:07:42
 
Estevan

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

That's good news, Kozz, I'm glad to hear it. Sounds like good advice from Simon too. And you'll have to be careful with your guitar-playing posture, which is always a challenge.

But don't throw away the walking stick. I hope you never need to use it again for walking, but it could be a useful part of your shtick; when you're not playing, you can be Kozzo Eindhoven, the guy who sits next to the singer and bangs on the floor.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 19:40:33
 
Ron.M

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

Egad there, Kozz...

I gave myself a bad case of sciatica a while back, carrying something really heavy and then bending to put it down, I felt something "go" in my back.

It was so bad that for a few days I could hardly get out of bed without a feeling of being electrocuted with 10,000 volts when I tried to walk..

I had to take heaps of over the counter pain killers just to get to sleep.

A physio eventually gave me some exercises to do and by luck it managed to subside after a few months.. thank God...I was beginning to think I'd never be able to work again.

It comes back slightly from time to time, but I'm extra careful now not to overdo the lifting stuff.

Best of luck anyway kozz!

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 19:56:25
 
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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

Good luck Kozz.

One thing I would recommend is Alexander Technique. You'll relearn how to sit down / stand up, move in the most efficient way possible, putting the least amount of strain, and with the least amount of wear and tear as possible. Lots of 'recovering' musicians use it.

I've had lots of neck and back problems, and since I did AT this year (7 sessions in Valencia), all my problems due to unnecessary muscle tension have completely gone. I can barely feel the muscles in my whole body any more.. it's surreal.

If you contact a practicioner, they will tell you how soon after your op you can start.

The great thing about it is that once your body has 'got it', you have the knowledge for life.. so much saved pain money for chiropractors, osteopaths etc.

Hope it goes well.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 28 2010 19:56:43
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kozz

Thanks for the support!
quote:

I wish you all all the best , hope it never comes back

@DED
Thanks man always funny word jokes

quote:

Vicente had the same problem...

@Rombsix
I read the story and indeed he still suffers of it because of finding the edges of popsongs

quote:

hope everything will be OK very soon!
i see you don't loose your sense of humour and a walking stick are somehow muy flamenco IMO

@Michel
Thanks, but it is true if you loose your sence of humor it get even worse. Had the same problems before, so I think the anti-depressants are doin their job very well at the moment, and don’t forget the morphine

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You'll be fine. You'll just get up from bed and walk away, a little wobbly and stiff, but free of pain at last. We talked about this right? Good news. Get that disc trimmed down to size.
It'll help a lot if you keep your weight down post-op, while it heals. It will take up to 5 years for all the effects to settle down and the nerve damage/numbness doesn't really get any better, but no pain. Yeah!

Thanks Simon, I remembered your words when I was at the neurologist. You are right about my weight, normally a 75 kg but since were getting worse I am at a reasonable 96 kg, which only makes it worse. Time again for some cycling, I really miss sporting.
“No pain, no gain”….the I have/had, just wait and see what it’ll gain

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But don't throw away the walking stick. I hope you never need to use it again for walking, but it could be a useful part of your shtick; when you're not playing, you can be Kozzo Eindhoven, the guy who sits next to the singer and bangs on the floor.

Thanks amigo.
We already have quite a character in Eindhoven, Jesus himself, everyday he preaches in the centre of Eindhoven.

The stick with the bended head really looks great. Not totally straight, more like a branch…real authentic and it follows compass from minute 1.
When I am old, I would like to do that next to a guitar player.

@Ron
Thanks man! We make so many “bad” movements with our back, we don’t even realize and take it for granted that it might hurt sometimes. Some good exercises can prevent a lot. I did some Mensendieck therapy, and will start again with it, a good posture prevents a lot too. And I found a physio who is specialized in guitarists and their funny pains.

@Flybynight
Thanks!
I never heard of Alexander Therapy, I will have to look that up, thanks for the advise.


I did sleep some 3 hours today already, having a break now from an hour, some thee and “candy’s” and back to bed again.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 29 2010 2:56:51
 
kozz

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RE: Walking sticks (in reply to kovachian

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Does either have a concealed sword? Walking sticks are supposed to double as ninja weapons, everybody knows that.


I guess you were right....do you have any experience with it? I find it rather troublesome
BTW: Respect for our older people who walk with it day and night, its rather hard I must say.



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