Rossage down!

Discussion in 'Health' started by rossage, Sep 28, 2020.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    If he was he did it on his own...
     
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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Currently, Ross doesn't ride so why in the heck would he want anything to do with us nimrods over here? :D
     
  3. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
  4. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Not going to say I don't believe you, but I think I will need to see this first hand :)
     
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  5. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
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  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    He would have been top half on Strava today on the Brown/El Prieto lollipop if he Strava’d.
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Why am I not surprised. Now THAT's a speedy return to full action! Another reason @rossage is my hero. :inlove: :cool:
     
  8. Poofighter

    Poofighter Member

    Location:
    Cypress Hill
    Name:
    Noel
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Shortboy
    Last seen 10 days ago. @rossage Hope you are well. Maybe someone with his cell# can give him a call to check in?
     
  9. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    I heard from him the other day, and he's doing well. Back on the bike, as mentioned above. I think he may be taking a social media break, though we did not discuss that specifically
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hah! Picture Slot machine, just now.
    December 7th, 2018:

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  11. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    He is taking a break from the iMTBt forum, but only because he's slower than he used to be, and he's super insecure about it.

    @rossage
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I shared this image with @rossage today and it peaked his interest.

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  13. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    What are you his official spokesperson?:laugh:
     
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  14. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Probably not.
     
  15. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Dang... he's taking a long social media break. I can't stay away from this site that long, and I don't even live there any more! :)
     
  16. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Well Rossage's misfortune may have saved my life!
    After seeing what he had gone through I decided to follow my own advice. Earlier on I had mentioned my wife had been dealing with a high cholesterol count. We have been working on her diet and she is doing well and the count is dropping fast. The doc strongly recommended she get a calcium score test . If it is low she is out of the woods. He also asked me if I wanted one too. Knowing my Cholesterol count is very good I declined. Well my little woman's test came back at 0! The best it could be! That was good news. Now I am wanting to get mine done so I can brag about mine too. A couple weeks later I get it done and wholly chit it is off the charts at 532! WTF! My diet is good and I exercise a ton! I see the cardiologist and surgeon and they tell me there was nothing I could do better. Genetics got the better of me. I am scheduled for an angiogram this Wed., to get some definitive answers. Doc says there is a possibility the calcium is outside the arteries. In that case he says nothing needs to be done. He is hoping as I that a stint is not needed. Interestingly another friend of mine who is very health conscious had shortness of breath while working out and ended up with a triple bypass! Docs told him the same thing. Genetics. Listen to the body my fat tired friends.
    I will keep you posted.
    TTB
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Yikes! And so glad you had it tested. Best wishes for an awesome outcome! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Tom, wishing you the very best outcome.
     
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  19. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Good report TTB. Great things to be reminded of , as others have said on here before. We can't trust alone in our relative fitness when we may have genetic factors or even think we can eat whatever we want because we are active. My 2 cents. Great to see you posting TTB!
     
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  20. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Mine is 562 :) (Or at least it was three years ago) Let me know how your angiogram goes! (One of the reasons why my cholesterol, which was hovering around 200-220 three years ago is now at 131) :)
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Wow, Tom... First off, I'm thankful that your wife is heading in the right direction. Secondly, I'm glad you had yours checked out. Third... My turn! :eek:
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Many of us have reached the age where something like this has become all too real. I am way over due for a physical and blood lab tests but my doctor won't see me due to covid!
     
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  23. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Mine is 562.... @BonsaiNut what test is this and the units? Calcium?
     
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  24. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Cardiac computed tomography (CT) for Calcium Scoring uses special x-ray equipment to produce pictures of the coronary arteries to determine the presence of plaque – an indicator for atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease (CAD).

    It is basically a specialized x-ray of your heart with a focus on the arteries - and since calcium deposits in your arteries show up clearly in an x-ray, a specialist can "score" your five heart arteries for the presence of plaque. Call it an early warning sign or risk factor for coronary artery disease. In my case, a score above 400 indicated a "22.5% - 28.5% chance of a coronary event in the next ten years" all other things considered equal. However it doesn't take into account other risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, etc. In my case, 65% of the plaque was in a single artery, my right coronary artery, so it was definitely something my doctor wanted to keep an eye on...

    However... the artery itself looked fine, my heart looked fine, and I'm not showing any other symptoms, and because I do a lot of cardio exercise without any heart pain or unusual shortness of breath, my doctor just wanted to nuke my blood cholesterol, and check again in a couple of years.

    [EDIT] I just realized that I didn't answer your answer specifically - in terms of units. Even though you get a digital "score", the results themselves are qualitative, not quantitative. Each of the five arteries are judged based on the following scale:
    1-10 minimal plaque
    11-100 mild plaque
    101-400 moderate plaque
    400+ severe plaque
    (based on the trained opinion of the MD who is evaluating the scan)
    Then they add the five scores together to get a "total" which is what my 562 was. I would have felt better if my 562 was made up of 112 in each artery. But instead it was 367 in one artery, 142 in another, and almost nothing in the other 3 :) [/EDIT]
     
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  25. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    I've read that this test is not covered by insurance. Was that true in your case? Sounds like a great non invasive test to give some good data to assess a person's risk!
     
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