"MRSA has been found in coastal waters, and those of us who like to see how many consecutive non-showering days we can tally might want to change our filthy habits. Timmy Turner and Ryan Carlson are among professional surfers who have recently battled serious MRSA infections.
Symptoms: Painful sores, fever, warmth around infection site, shortness of breath, headache, and muscle aches.
What: MRSA is often called a “superbug” and we don’t have the kryptonite that can easily kill it. The bacteria is normally harmless and lives in the nose and on the skin of unsuspecting carriers, but when MRSA enters the bloodstream through wounds it can reek havoc on internal organs."
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Thread: Flu Symptoms
Jul 2, 2013, 07:43 PM #21
Jul 2, 2013, 09:50 PM #22
Baseball sucks and is no more a sport than shuffleboard but I heard of a pitcher that had a sixth finger and the dude could throw some serious junk.
Imagine a size 16+ foot with an extra toe. Wide boards needed. Where would the extra toe be? Pinky? Middle? Second big toe? Sergeant Hulker would be stoked about that last one.
Jul 2, 2013, 09:51 PM #23
Jul 2, 2013, 10:38 PM #24
We-uns down heah in the Ol Domineeyun iz doin jes fine. But thankye for yer kunsern.
Somtimez that oshun dont luk 2 invitin, but we R tuff n go out anywayz uzin plywood from Moonshyn krates, Momma's ol ironing bord, maybee the outhouz dor. Ennis even tryd uzin one of them snow sawsers - ya kno, like in the movee Christmass Vakayshun.
We tride mitey hard ciferin on all thoze gallons of oshun water n toorist yurin. Even tuk our boots off to hep us kount. But we still had trubble with the kalk-yoolayshuns.
BTW, me n the cuzzins R goin on a canu trip next week, n y'all is invited to kum along. Cleetus is bringin his Banjo!
The thread is a tracking a bit off course now, but the aim of my IP was to ascertain if anyone surfing in the VB area recently had experienced flu-like symptoms. Apparently not. I spoke locally with others as well. So I very likely got the bug elsewhere. A apologize for needlessly stirring the pot.
When I first moved here from CA, I had wondered about VB water quality, due to the close proximity to Hampton Roads, where the Elizabeth rivers, James River, etc. empty into the Chesapeake and the Atlantic. I've worked at the region's shipyards and at the Norfolk Naval Station, and the water ranges in color from brown to black.
Jul 8, 2013, 01:34 PM #25
Dredging dam neck area-vertigo
If anyone has same symptoms I'd really appreciate some advice.
Jul 9, 2013, 12:11 AM #26
I came down with flu symptoms over a week ago and haven't been back in the water since. From talking to lifeguards, other surfers, surf shops, etc., this bug appears not to have come from the water; although they didn't rule out the sand pumping. Stirs up all sorts of crap. But there has been a bug going around.
Most of the flu symptoms (headache, dizzy, sore throat, chills, very tired) are gone, but I now have a cough that's very slowwly going away. No sinus or ear problems. I've been jogging and doing push-ups to help build back some strength. Not too much yet. Spending too much time on the Forum last few days, buzzed out on cough syrup (just kidding).
Sorry I wasn't much help. What did the doc attribute your symptoms to? Sometimes I think they're just guessing: "Here, try these pills and see if they work. I got em as samples."
Jul 9, 2013, 01:13 AM #27
DosXX: Agree with you that doctors spend a lot of time guessing. Some are better than others, for sure, too. But they're like car mechanics: "let's open up the hood & poke around & see what's going on, see if we can nail this down."
What do you call the person who graduates first in their med school class?
What do you call the person who graduates last in their med school class.
I now, that one has hair on it. Still true, though. Not all docs are equal. Keep searching til you find a good one. Maybe one that surfs...?
Was speaking with a friend of mine who is a doc. Asked about the dredging-beach replenishment in VB & possible effects on swimmers & surfers in that water. Hands down not good at all 'cause the dredging brings up a huge amount of toxins & bacteria that was dormant or at the very least not finding a home in the human host.
As someone else posted, VB takes in a large amount of toxic runoff from the bay & also from the major shipping channel from Norfolk-Hampton Roads region.
Not much help, sorry; might just want to stay away from where they're tearing up the seabed.
Last edited by yankee; Jul 9, 2013 at 01:15 AM.
Jul 9, 2013, 01:17 AM #28
Jul 9, 2013, 01:51 AM #29
I was at south Dam Neck this evening talking to some guys who were trying to squeeze a few rides out of the mostly flat surf, and was told that most, if not all, of the previous sandbars along north SB are now gone due to the replenishment project.
Jul 9, 2013, 02:03 AM #30