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Paintballing

Postby bouncingbob59 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:38 pm

hey everyone, sorry if this has been asked before, couldnt see it.

i have a transposition of great arteries (TGA) with a switch operation

i want to go paintballing for my 18th, does anyone know first hand if its bad or can help at all.

i get muscle/chest pains a lot and my 18th would be end of february

can anyone help???


thanks Rich.
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Re: Paintballing

Postby Scarlet » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:03 pm

Hi Rich,

My initial answer is that paint balling is not an extreme sport and I see no reason why you can't do it.

However you have added

i get muscle/chest pains a lot


If you are worried that it could cause you harm then think carefully about doing it. To be on the safe side I would contact my consultant/team and ask them. After all they know all about you.

I have gone paint balling and it is loads of fun. When I became tired I just found suitable 'sniper' positions and stayed camouflaged. :twisted:

If you do go have great time and happy 18th birthday.
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Postby Paul Polo Willgoss » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:16 pm

Hi,

just because I used to paintball with an evil bunch of sods...

If you're on warfrin then you can bruise very easily, especially if the paintballs are cold (and more solid) as they might be in Feb or if you're playing with evil people who choose to freeze them...

That said its great fun!

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Postby Mike_H » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:08 pm

Hi Rich,

I've never been paint balling, But do have TGA :lol: .

I find running about hard work. I've been to a laser quest and took up defending positions so that i did not have to run about alot. I found that at the end i was struggling as i don't deal with adrenalin build up very well.

Enjoy and have a happy birthday.

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Postby Scarlet » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:26 pm

Hi Rich,

I forgot to add I also have TGA.

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Postby bouncingbob59 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:12 pm

thanks for your replies!

i dont suffer too much from breathlessness but i cant run too long, apparently im very fit :D

but yeh, thanks for the replies, i contacted some people and they said it shouldnt be too bad but they cant actually advise me on anything
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Postby jules007 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:10 pm

I'm and old TGA and female.
In my 20's I did a lot of paintballing, it was great fun, but rather painful, those bruises look funny!!
I told the people I was with to let me sit it out whenever I felt rough and they were great with me.

I wish I could do it again, we do not have a paintball place near us, but I go to the Lazerforce place with my kids sometimes. :D
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