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A roller coaster saved my life!

Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:05 pm

 
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Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:32 pm

wow cool , just imgaine how early the corkscrew will detect tumours proberlly years before they even grow lol!

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Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:48 am

I'm sorry but there is simply no such thing as shuddering and jolting on a B&M ride, I would put it down to the forces
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Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:13 pm

Not true I don't think ^ B&M coasters aren't perfect and do get rougher with age! The Hulk is around 7 years old now, so I should imagine there is some shuddering and jolting. Especially as your body is being put in all sorts of positions that it doesn't normally (like inversions etc).
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:25 pm

Yes I know that B&Ms do become rougher with age but it would have to be going some to dislodge a tumour. I doubt that the doctor had actually rode Hulk anyway. If it was a Vekoma coaster (not a new one) I could believe it though.
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Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:51 pm

Well, I doubt any of us here have the medical knowledge to know what dislodges a tumour. :) But it's a roller-coaster, with inversions, and it puts your body through an experience unlike any other/ :)
 
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Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:23 pm

Interesting! It was a medium tumour so it was caught quite early!
As Kaycee says, any roller coaster shudders and jolts. The biology of tumours varies so much, so I havn't a single clue how it dislodged, but I can be sure that the motion of a roller coaster effects every part of your body quite substantially.

They say riding a roller coaster increases your blood pressure to hypertensive levels, scary! Excess cranial pressure caused by g-force or movement could have also affected the tumour.
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Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:43 pm

Now i've heard about people with anaphlaxisa being cured on a rollercoaster after going into shock, due to the adrenaline. But not sure i'd want to risk it myself! :?
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Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:47 pm

Well i must admit that is a pleasant piece of news! Certainly cheered me up a little!

I can see it now.

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Sun May 07, 2006 11:03 am

If she'd ridden Corky the doctors probably would have greeted her off the ride!
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