Ever hear of a fanatic that couldn't ride.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:17 PM
I just had a physical today and my docter is worried that I may not be able to ride because he feels it may cause heart related complications, despite this I am taking my first coaster trip (may be my last) this Sunday through Wednesday (IB and HW) Has anybody hear been through that situation temporarily or heard of somebody who did?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:28 PM
Well, do you have a pre-existing heart problems? Otherwise, your doctor is reading wayyyy too much into the media bullcrap.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:34 PM
I hope he's wrong, my family has had heart troubles in the past.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:45 PM

What does he think is wrong? I would get a second and third opinion (a second to tell you to ride and a thrid to back that up).

A fanactic that couldn't ride. His name is Ron Toomer :)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:49 PM
If he thinks it will CAUSE heart related problems then he is full of crap-ola. If you had the physical and were DIAGNOSED with a heart condition, then I could understand the advise to not ride coasters.

I went into my doctor's with a slight heart problem, (diagnosed as premature ventricular contractions, or PVC's) and he actually SUGGESTED riding coasters! For enthusiasts like us, coasters are actually stress relief, and likely to cause the heart to beat faster, but not to an unhealthy point. My heart "condition" is rather common and non-life threatening, so I'm OK to ride, thank God.

On the other side would be someone who is phobic of coasters. If they were forced onto one, that could cause too much stress and an unhealthy heartbeat. It's all in the mindset of the rider.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 5:08 PM
I wouldn't ride anything until I got a second opinion. I understand you're young, and full of vigor, but listen to your doctor. Remember, those parks will still be there (hopefully) weeks from now.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 5:25 PM
my "partner" of the past 15 years can't ride a tilt a whirl because of the strain it places on him because of a car accident in '97, even though he is an ace member. please listen to your own body, and common sense. you know when you have had enough.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 5:27 PM
SFGAMdieHARD, I have been in that situation temporarily. When I was 12 my doctor told me I couldn't ride rollercoasters for one year because he didn't want me to bang my head or anything because of my acute cerabeller ataxia which caused me to be in a wheelchair for 3 months. I took his advice and was stuck not ridding rollercoasters for one summer.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:59 PM

Listen to your doctor. Get a second opinion if you want to be absolutely sure, but I would wonder about those heart related complications. If you have a possibly pre-existing problem, your doctor may be taking precautionary measures to get more time to diagnose your problem.

A good friend was away from coasters for over a year due to a heart attack and a new heart valve. When the doctor gave him the green light, we hit everything we could at the nearby park, but we had to slow down the number of rides because of the potential strain. No matter how relaxing it may be, the increase in heart rate had to be spaced out so that he would not become fatigued or feel pain from the muscles.

While that is much more extreme than your potential condition, your doctor may want to make sure that your heart muscles are strong enough to hold up on a day of rides. Considering the genetic history of heart problems, he may just be taking that precaution right now, and everythign is okay.

Hope it works out for the best.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:36 PM
Well mine wasn't related to a heart condition but I had to sit out for 9 months 4 years ago. I think you can figure out why. ;)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 4:42 AM

As I get older I am no less interested in the coasters but I find they are having a different effect on me these days. When I once could ride Raptor 10 times in a row I now find myself riding just once. I think I am developing a little vertigo and my blood pressure isn't as stable as it once was.

Growing old sucks.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:05 AM

SFGAMDie HARD said:
I just had a physical today and my docter is worried that I may not be able to ride because he feels it may cause heart related complications, ... Has anybody hear been through that situation temporarily or heard of somebody who did?

To answer your question, I have not heard of anyone in your situation.

I tend to agree with Soggy. Do you have a pre-existing heart condition or does this doctor think riding will cause a heart condition? If it's the former, I'd get a second opinion. If it's the latter, I'd think about switching doctors completely.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:21 AM
He might be thinking that you will get the same heart conditions your family has, I really don't think so though, get a second oppinion or take the risk your choice.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:06 AM

wahoo skipper said:
"As I get older I am no less interested in the coasters but I find they are having a different effect on me these days. When I once could ride Raptor 10 times in a row I now find myself riding just once. I think I am developing a little vertigo and my blood pressure isn't as stable as it once was.

Growing old sucks."


I find myself in the exact same predicament! It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my declining coastering abilities.

Anyway, on topic, my grandfather fueled the coaster-love for all of us grandkids by taking us to CP every summer from 1977-1986. He had a pacemaker installed in 1985 and I can still remember the sad look on his face as he had to decline every coaster on our last trip in '86. I still recall his pressure to get us on the rides in the first place.....

"You're not gonna be a Charlie Tuna, are you?"

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:14 AM

I really shouldn't ride any of the larger coasters because of my back - (chronic herniated disc in lower spine, and a yet-to-be-identified problem in spine between shoulder blades) - but I'm fascinated by them, so I still look at them and design them. I rode the Bat at King's Island the first year it was in operation, and the following day my whole body was killing me, so I went to see my doctor. He told me it was because I rode the coaster, and to stay off them, but I still ride Adventure Express and some tamer ones. But I think your back or heart can be affected just as much by certain flat rides as coasters. I think it probably just depends on the nature of your ailment. But if your doctor is telling you to avoid coasters, you might want to listen to him.

*** This post was edited by RAD on 6/19/2002. ***

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:50 AM
He doesn't think that I shouldn't go because it is just a precaution and I've been working on figuring out this trip for 3 years and I'm not backing down. He did say that if I got real worked up about one, I may want to pass it by just until we get a better outlook on what it would be. Thanks for the advice though, I'm still going to SFGAm tomorrow in hopes of riding Deja Vu for the first time, I'll only be there for 4 hours so I don't think I can get too worked up in that amount of time.

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