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cldlhd

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If being under 70 makes someone "younger", at 54 I guess that makes me sort of a toddler 🤣
It's all relative.
It's funny how that works isn't it. I'm 52 , the other day a guy know who's almost 60 referred to somebody who's 72 as being young. Twenty five years ago I would have considered 52 to be virtually ancient but now I still feel young physically and mentally ( although I think I have matured a bit, wife might agree) But I'm sure if I could have my 22-year-old body back for a little while I'd feel the difference. I guess it's kind of gradual like a set of shocks wearing out....
 

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It's funny how that works isn't it. I'm 52 , the other day a guy know who's almost 60 referred to somebody who's 72 as being young. Twenty five years ago I would have considered 52 to be virtually ancient but now I still feel young physically and mentally ( although I think I have matured a bit, wife might agree) But I'm sure if I could have my 22-year-old body back for a little while I'd feel the difference. I guess it's kind of gradual like a set of shocks wearing out....
I’ve noticed it’s the trade off of explosive strength for “old man strength” over time. I never was much for jumping ability. But now I really can’t jump. Can’t even touch the rim on a basketball hoop anymore. I look at the front porch steps and take them one at a time. A flying leap off the porch was no big deal when I was young. I could jump and roll of our garage roof when I was a teenager.

But my teenage boys can’t hope to push me out of the way. Or at basketball for rebound position, I get my spot these days.

Your shocks analogy is spot on. No shock absorption left.
 

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I had AVR surgery at 50 and a tissue valve. No air time given to mechanical. St Jude Trifecta GT 27mm. Edwards the "go to" valve in Japan due to sizing (21mm avg.). If this valve lasts < 10 years I will switch to mechanical. If > 10 tissue via TAVR.
 

brijeshb

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My On-x ticks too . The intensity of sound varies slightly at times . I know someone with a St Jude but absolutely no ticking sound since his surgery (that was 23 years ago ) . I too feel it’s to do with the orientation of the valve and individual body structure
 

cldlhd

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I’ve noticed it’s the trade off of explosive strength for “old man strength” over time. I never was much for jumping ability. But now I really can’t jump. Can’t even touch the rim on a basketball hoop anymore. I look at the front porch steps and take them one at a time. A flying leap off the porch was no big deal when I was young. I could jump and roll of our garage roof when I was a teenager.

But my teenage boys can’t hope to push me out of the way. Or at basketball for rebound position, I get my spot these days.

Your shocks analogy is spot on. No shock absorption left.
Yeah my son is 14 now and he had a growth spurt this year so I think he believes he's almost at the point where he can post me up.....
 

Deepak khanka

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Must be different for diff people. Maybe related to the size of the valve? Maybe with your chest cavity etc. Mine is inaudible. Can only hear it through a stethoscope or if I am lying on my stomach with chest touching the mattress, then I can hear it if an ear is on the mattress, it gets amplified somehow that way.

Or did you ask your surgeon ? Maybe his watch fell off during the operation! ;)



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Slipkid,What size is your on-x?
 

Chuck C

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Feel broken after "shoulder boxing" with 17 year old (with some boxing training). I "won" but highly bruised and full of lament. His challenge, not mine. Never again.
Sorry to hear about your bruises......and lament.

Shoulder boxing, meaning regular boxing, but no punches to the head allowed? Or do you mean taking turns hitting each other in the arm until one person cries "Uncle"?
 

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Feel broken after "shoulder boxing" with 17 year old (with some boxing training). I "won" but highly bruised and full of lament. His challenge, not mine. Never again.
A family friend used to wrestle and did with his son. He won consistently, but was slammed pretty good into the carpet by his boy...detached his retina. Be careful when you Dads try to play hard.
 

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Sorry to hear about your bruises......and lament.

Shoulder boxing, meaning regular boxing, but no punches to the head allowed? Or do you mean taking turns hitting each other in the arm until one person cries "Uncle"?
Boxing without the use of your arms. Strikes are with your shoulder to the opponent (upper arms, shoulder, chest). Head shot a rarity (gracefully). Almost healed up. One and done!
 

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