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    Is English the first language of the person who said, "recovered"? Is it a translation? Could there be a cultural difference in the way it's used in this context, such as " Out of the recovery room, awake and lucid after anesthesia," etc.?

    As far as numbness in the leg, I've experirnced it whenever I've had a sciatica attack, hardly the end of the world (even if it felt lie it at te time), and I'm guessing this isn't the first time an athlete with back problems has experienced it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    As far as numbness in the leg, I've experirnced it whenever I've had a sciatica attack, hardly the end of the world (even if it felt lie it at te time), and I'm guessing this isn't the first time an athlete with back problems has experienced it.
    I wouldn't minimize the significance of numbness of the foot (which was one of his major symtoms) for a skater. Can't feel the blade, where you are on it, where exactly on the blade it touches down on a jump landing - it's hardly a minor point. It's impossible to turn in a reasonable performance of high level elements in that state.

    Even for us occasional, low level skaters, that moment when your foot goes numb (too cold, lacing is too tight, etc.) gives us a hint - if you can't "feel" your blades and where exactly you are on them (which edge, exactly where on the length of the edge, etc.), it's hard to send them where you want them to go.

    The good news is that particular problem seems to be solved.
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    I'm not trying to minimize it, but to put it in a spectrum. I don't know why a skater would risk skating on a numb or numbed foot, but skaters do go out after getting shots that numb their foot, like Shen before 2003 Worlds. My only point is that it probably wasn't the first time he'd felt the symptom, and he'd lived through it before, and it didn't always mean a hospital bed.
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    Numbness and weakness of the leg and foot are very common symptoms in lumbar disc disease.
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    I wish him a speedy and full recovery. I would hope he puts his health and family above all else. However, given that the next winter Olympics are in his home country, I would not be surprised to see him on the ice and training once again.
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    It sounds like this surgery is going to give him a much better quality of life than he's had for awhile. We'll have to see if he can skate at a high level once he recovers, but if hockey players can return to play, there's reason to believe he may be able to compete again. And, if he can train properly again, who knows what he could accomplish.

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    OT Are there pain medications that are on the forbidden list when competing?

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    I don't know if they are forbidden but why would anyone want to attempt a quad while under the influence of narcotic pain killers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    Is English the first language of the person who said, "recovered"?
    no
    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    Is it a translation?
    yes
    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    Could there be a cultural difference in the way it's used in this context, such as " Out of the recovery room, awake and lucid after anesthesia," etc.?
    perhaps

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    Not sure about that private room decor, But the hospital is a very nice building from the outside, And the corridors are also impressive,
    I can see it right now, As i work in the lobby of the building right next to it ^_^ ^_^ ,

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    I freak myself out too quickly ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    That is not what was said. What was said is that he was 100 per cent RECOVERED.
    I would chalk it up to a translation issue. I haven't looked at the original Russian but am guessing that's what happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    I don't know if they are forbidden but why would anyone want to attempt a quad while under the influence of narcotic pain killers?
    Well, one might also ask why a skater would want to attempt a quad with a an injury so serious they have to live on pain killers?

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    Out of interest does anyone know what drug the skaters get a shot of to numb pain? I remember Alexei Yagudin getting a shot to numb his ankle one worlds and I often wondered how much of your foot it numbs - how much the skater can feel etc. Plenty of skater have received these types of shots so i was just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    That is not what was said. What was said is that he was 100 per cent RECOVERED. Big difference and something that cannot be determined this soon after surgery.
    I would chalk it up to a translation issue. I haven't looked at the original Russian but am guessing that's what happened.
    To shed some light on this translation issue. In Russian it says

    "А сейчас он восстановится сто процентов, он сегодня ходит уже!"

    which more precisely translates as "Now he will be recovering (or recovered) 100 percent, today he already walks!"

    Personally I find it hard to imagine that he will be able to compete at his former level but then I have no medical knowledge so what do I know. I thought the same when I saw his Eurovision performance in 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguin View Post
    Personally I find it hard to imagine that he will be able to compete at his former level but then I have no medical knowledge so what do I know. I thought the same when I saw his Eurovision performance in 2008
    actually I thought so too.. But he came back, and skated even better before, IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguin View Post
    To shed some light on this translation issue. In Russian it says

    "А сейчас он восстановится сто процентов, он сегодня ходит уже!"

    which more precisely translates as "Now he will be recovering (or recovered) 100 percent, today he already walks!"
    That's a strange way to express yourself in Russian. What was likely meant is that he is in the process of recovering 100% of his function.
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    Piseev informed today that Plushenko can not compete in World Championships 2013. Not a surprise considering his health.

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    Glad it was successful and he's listening to his doctors, et al. Now he has plenty of time to rest, recuperate, and slowly work his way back to Olympic shape next season.

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