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Old 24-09-2010, 09:41   #1
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Well, S**t happens............ on the trip down the coast, it seems i've ruptured a disk in my back causing unbelievable pain in my back and legs..
Seems our cruising days are about over.......
Going to hang out here in San Diego for a month befor heading south to mexico but have listed "R3" for sale......
Been cruising her for about 7 years now on the west coast .. loaded with al the goodies and many extras.. Just put new solar (250 watts) atop the bimmini... She needs minor cosmetic work on the interior.. was going to have the headliner in the forward berth and the rear quarter done in Mexico.. All in All, she's in reall good condition.. Rigging done two years ago, sails 4 years ago, new set of storm sails, never used, new spinniker has never been up..
I put her on "E-Bay" starting the sale at 60k with a buy it now for 70k..
I can be contacted throu sailingonr3@yahoo.com
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Old 24-09-2010, 10:21   #2
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Man that sux!
No chance of it healing quickly so you can keep going? I spose not or you wouldnt be selling.
I hope the pain stops and you can have a fun life land cruising



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Well, S**t happens............ on the trip down the coast, it seems i've ruptured a disk in my back causing unbelievable pain in my back and legs..
Seems our cruising days are about over......
My father has ruptured multiple discs over the years. Excruciating pain. However, he's always been able to find the right steroid injection or minor surgery to get him back on his feet. Last winter, at the age of 73, he did a 9-month cruise to the Bahamas on our 42 footer.

Here's to many more years of sailing for you, too!
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The issue with my back has been there for a few years now and I've been able to deal with it.. pinched nerves and all.. taks a couple of weeks to get back in movable mode again, BUT my concerns are being on a passage and it goes out, leaving all the work for my wife.. Having to take care of me and the boat at the same time.. Not a good thing..
We'll probably end up just going to the "Dark Side"
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We'll probably end up just going to the "Dark Side"
First bags to use the washing machine!

I asked first. Everyone else go away!


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Old 24-09-2010, 14:51   #6
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Hi R3

Had a bad fall 8 years ago, resulting in a displaced lower vertebrae by a bout a quart of an inch, hellish pain.

took me six months to recover, it still came back on a regular basis, can imagine your fear of it happening mid voyage.

last time I put it out was nothing but a cough, makes you feel like a cripple I know!

Don't loose faith I have since learned some really basic easy exercises that, touch wood have kept it at bay.

The pain down the back of the legs I got in abundance every time I put the back out, turned out in my case to be pressure on the sciatic nerve, which the exercises keep at bay also!

Don't lose faith just give it time, hope you can keep it at bay as I seem to do.
mine will not stop me!!!

Fair winds and a speedy recovery.

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Ps lovely boat, love the beni's, I'm tempted but not anywhere near ready yet!!
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I am also going through the same misery with a messed up back,had surgery 20 yrs. ago,last 10 have been hell again.I have learned to live with it for now.Sailed to Mexico last year in some pain or worse most of the trip.Heading back again in a month,but at same time waiting for surgery,I can't continue this way.Before my first surgery I couldn't even move.
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Hi

I am 38 and did mine jumping up to grab my daughter who had fallen in the surf at the beach. The pain was nothing compared to watching my 5 year old get thrown around and not being able to move. But after all that she came out with a giant smile on her face!

Anyway. 5 years later, three surgeries, countless hours of treatment and still have shooting pain down my legs and serious limitations.

I had a 39 foot boat at the time, couldn't use it then and don't think I could today, my wife can sail but like you with 2 kids and me it was to much.

Thought I could live without a boat - couldn't

Went to the dark side - stupid

Discovered that the fun for me was as much about getting there as being there, and when getting there takes 5 minutes it's all over. Also the motion of a powerboat is VERY unforgiving on your back.

So now selling powerboat and buying a yacht I can work on, that is small enough to sail for the wife and still has a nice motion and a journey.

Considered a multihull but for me it wasn't right.

Anyway the moral is, don't give up, just defer. You will have plenty of low moments with back pain and I wish I had the boat to sit on, maybe tinker etc. I am not sure how I could have got on but that's a different story.

Hopefully I will find my boat soon.
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Hey Man!

I wish you health! While you work towards getting yourself back in shape we hope you will stay with the forum!!!

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my prayers are with you for the right decision for you and the family
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