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  1. Very Ex Triathlete seeking one of these second hand. https://www.elliptigo.com.au/products/elliptigo-8c/ It is the only type of machine I am allowed to ride in the foreseeable future. Bit of a market in AUS more popular in the US. You never know, I might get lucky.......PM me Based in Singleton NSW
  2. Was $3000 back in the day from memory including software(CD's). There is currently one on Ebay in the US for this much. Its a long shot I know but people that love them truly love them and still use them. I crossed checked the value with a group of users. I would still use it if I could.
  3. **** EDIT**** Willing to swap for a Kurt Kintetic Fluid Trainer with small wheel adapter (20inch wheels) ****** Hi guys, please bare with me, the following sale item will appeal to those who still love and know Computrainer. I do realise technology has changed but these machines do stand the test of time. Unique opportunity to buy a mint condition Computrainer Pro. If you are of the right vintage you will know what this is and how they stand the test of time even though the company Computrainer is no longer making them. 1 female owner used in between 2003-2005 while training for Iro
  4. Yes that is one position I'll be looking into. The issue with my condition is my 'over developed' psoas muscle is what compresses the artery (well now the vein/artery/graft repair) as happens when you are in a forward leaning position/closed hip angle. So leaning back/open hip I'm hoping will be ok.
  5. This sounds like a sensible approach and seems to 'kind of' match what the surgeon is saying. Despite being an awesome vascular surgeon, he has only done a few of these procedures and his words 'doesn't know enough' about the long term outcomes. I think each person who undergoes the procedure the grafts(3) (I had 3!! the length of damage was 7+cm long, right from belly button into groin, reinforced with some sort of plastic) is different and I also feel its true the long term outcomes have not been documented. I'm only 41yo and that is also why longevity is the key. I'm also keen not to 'wa
  6. Hi All This year I underwent this procedure (May) after living with pain (even walking) for 10 years. Partly found the confidence to have the surgery from this forum so thank you to all who replied. Surgery was a success, I am now completely pain free and have even started running again (after 10 years...gees its hard and not because of the surgery) However I have recently had an ultrasound whilst cycling(upright position on flat bars, hard sprints for 30minutes) and been told I should never cycle again if I want 'not undo' the surgeons' work. The ultrasound showed the repaire
  7. Hello again Aidan. I am making moves to have the surgery done in May or June through a Vascular Surgeon in Newcastle (Dr Arvind Deshpande). He has done two before and considers it 'not difficult'. When discussing the procedure in depth, he says he would be taking a vein from the groin area on the same side as the occluded area (so mine is a long occlusion of the external illiac, not just a kink). Is this the norm in your experience? Other athletes have had a vein removed from the calf. There would be two cuts to the abdomen, one large/long lower down and smaller higher up. Its n
  8. Definitely crazy times. I have met others with stories that could have been avoided. I totally feel that unless you meet a proactive doctor, many do not think outside the square and if you are just breathing its classed as a success story. What else do you want in life? Don't worry about quality of life. Glad you guys are doing well. What you went through would have been frustrating and soul destroying at the time.
  9. Wow interesting. Yeah I had ' semi dead leg' right through 3 Ironmans back between 2003-2005. I just coped by adjusting to walk/runs and pretty much walked most of each run. Claudication pain was in the calf to start with for years, would come on running but stop when I walked. Misdiagnosis for a very very long time. I stopped doing tris. Running got worse and worse. Soon riding was bad too. Adductors, hammies, hip flexors all affected not just calf. Eventually the blockage completely blocked around 2011 and I actually couldn't walk.....or do anything with my leg. Was told to wait f
  10. Another question. Post Op care, physio and rehab. I currently live in a small country town and to get to a decent physio I have to drive 80kms. Same as a good hospital. I imagine for a while lifting/driving may not be possible. Then some specialist re-training of abs etc. My partner and I are quiet prepared to move to a bigger town (eg Newcastle) before I get the op done. Well for lifestyle as well really. Just sussing out the timing of things...... Am I over thinking things or would this be a sensible thing to do?
  11. Thank you. Sounds like a lucky improvement indeed I am glad your wife is o.k. My mother and her family has been through some weird vascular stuff in the past too so I'll be curious to see if anything is related. Although blockage is definitely whole physical injury to the artery (aero position, over training etc)...its just interesting how most people get away with doing this kind of sport with no issues, then there are a group of us that don't. Yet they still don't really know why. I'm very happy to get the names of these surgeons, knowledge is power. Its interesting as when I was d
  12. Thank you for the replies guys. Good news. Comfortably Numb mine is also a quite long blockage. One of the longest they have seen I'm told (lucky me not). How long was she out of action for? Aidan I will take your info with me when I meet with a vascular surgeon in Newcastle in Feb. I am in NSW. Dr Arvind Deshpande - who seems knowledgeable about the procedure but I'm not that sure how many he has done on athletes. He should know about the work of his colleagues in Melbourne I'm hoping I'm not too de-conditioned, I have pushed the pain limits for 8 years teaching myself to walk
  13. Guys I've been away from this forum a REALLY long time. So hi! Pretty impressed to see these forums are still around. I am looking for people who are wiling to share their stories, experiences and all the nitty gritty truth in regards to rehab/recovery following Endarterectomy Surgery for Endofibrosis of External Illiac Artery. I have been living with complete occlusion of my external illiac artery on the left side for about 8 years, misdiagnosed before that (whilst doing long distance tri's). I decided to modify lifestyle (ahhh hence no tris, no running etc) for the last 8 years i
  14. Thanks for that. Booked in with a sport physiologist in March (travelling til the, couldn't get in earlier) will get referral for MRI rather than go 'solo'. Want to ensure they look for the 'right thing' whatever that is and try to get max rebate. I've lived with it this long....must keep being patient.
  15. And no - my private health doesn't cover MRI or ultrasound. Maybe it does for some essential things but when it comes to sport its considered voluntary...'just stop running'.
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