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NJDevs430 12-20-2007 10:43 AM

Playing While being Sick
 
I think I'm coming down with a cold but I got a game tonight.
}:-(>
Has anyone ever played sick? What did you do before or during the game if you did? Were you worried about getting the other guys sick?

stick9 12-20-2007 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by NJDevs430 (Post 11705111)
I think I'm coming down with a cold but I got a game tonight.
}:-(>
Has anyone ever played sick? What did you do before or during the game if you did? Were you worried about getting the other guys sick?

Simply put, suck it up and get out there. It's a just a cold and you are only just coming down with it.

It's just a cold. If the guys on your team get it, oh well...it's just a cold.

Bruins420 12-20-2007 12:37 PM

red bull, an airborne and a lot of fluids

SSM12 12-20-2007 01:05 PM

Advil, then I went out there, not that hard to do actually. Plus, it allows you to "sweat it out" Just dress warm afterwards

BigBearnier 12-20-2007 01:38 PM

5 hour energy drink. and lots of water, and you'll be fine

Brunomics 12-20-2007 03:11 PM

tough it out you *****:rant:

j/k drink plenty of water during the game and just try to bulldog through it. No use worrying about being sick so you might as well try to ignore it and just play your game.

Redden Hogalot* 12-20-2007 03:22 PM

I played sick quite a few times. After the game I felt better.

Just sweat it out.

Habsfan 32 12-20-2007 04:36 PM

I always played some awesome games when I was sick. And afterwards you feel alot better. It gets the cold out of your system.

OilerNut* 12-20-2007 06:38 PM

My team use to always give me crap for playing with a cold, being too worried about catching it.

One guy even gave me **** saying that if he got sick and then his wife got sick, that his wife would kill him. :biglaugh:

You are more exposed in your workplace.

Diamond Joe 12-20-2007 06:40 PM

I actually find that if you're stuffed up (congestion) that the smell of the zamboni and the rick actually clears you up. Just go out there and deal with it after. But ya dress warmly or else you could get into trouble, you should always dress warm after a game as it is.

OilerNut* 12-20-2007 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Diamond Joe (Post 11710569)
I actually find that if you're stuffed up (congestion) that the smell of the zamboni and the rick actually clears you up. Just go out there and deal with it after. But ya dress warmly or else you could get into trouble, you should always dress warm after a game as it is.

I think it's the adrenaline that kinda clears you up for the game.

lotus 12-20-2007 11:27 PM

I played once with a lingering bronchitis cough a few weeks ago. Well I played like 3 times cause that **** never goes away. I still have it a little. It was dumb of me to play with such a contagious illness in hindsight, but I was perfectly fine whenever I was moving around. Once I sat down on the bench, I would cough like a chain smoker.

FLYLine24 12-21-2007 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by OilerNut (Post 11710500)
My team use to always give me crap for playing with a cold, being too worried about catching it.

One guy even gave me **** saying that if he got sick and then his wife got sick, that his wife would kill him. :biglaugh:

You are more exposed in your workplace.

Well if your going to play sick...I wouldn't go around telling everyone your sick before the game :biglaugh:

Ive played sick a few times...no way will I miss a game unless I really am so sick that I have no energy or strength. I'll do whatever it takes to feel a bit better...even if means taking a sick day off work so I can rest and take a nap.

Islesny91 12-21-2007 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by OilerNut (Post 11710621)
I think it's the adrenaline that kinda clears you up for the game.

its definately the adrenaline. Whenever i felt sick on game days, i would always show up to school late just so i could play that day and during the game i felt just fine. I've always thought that when i was skated, my blood started to flow more and thats always what made me feel better. just eat like a bowl of oatmeal a few hours before drop of the puck and you'll be fine.

koh19 12-21-2007 08:49 AM

IMO, a cold is fine but when you've got the flu, it's almost impossible to play. I went to practise last night with the flu and almost died on the ice. I'm also gonna skip my 2 games this weekend.

Tomas Sandstrom 28 12-21-2007 09:14 AM

I found that back during my high school years, i was pretty much sick all the time, so if i didn't play sick, i would never play. the combination of the winter months, the late nights, and being on the ice 5 nights a week can really do a number on your immune system. Once I played just a few days after i was dignosed with walking pneumonia. it was the playoffs, otherwise i would not have been playing. logged a ton of minutes too, i always felt fine during play, but could barely stand between whistles...

Superman33 12-21-2007 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by koh19 (Post 11718827)
IMO, a cold is fine but when you've got the flu, it's almost impossible to play. I went to practise last night with the flu and almost died on the ice. I'm also gonna skip my 2 games this weekend.

My last year of high school I got the flu right at the start of our winter break. Luckily our league took a break then too. I missed two practices and a three game holiday tournament. At the tail end of me having the flu, about 2 weeks in, we had a league game so I had to play. When I play I usually don't feel anything at all, pulled my groin playing in college and stayed in the game bad idea only made it worse, but that game I was literally laying on the ice after I made saves. We were down 2-1 with about 4 minutes to play when our coach called a time out. I stayed in the crease, took off my mask, and yaked in the net. That was the worst I have ever been sick in my entire life, it was like I was in a coma for the first three days. Now I get the flu shot every year and haven't gotten it in four years.

It Kills Me 12-21-2007 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by GoldenRoad (Post 11708329)
I played sick quite a few times. After the game I felt better.

Just sweat it out.

During and right after you feel great, but like an hour later you feel like you're going to die.

I eat a lot. It helps IMO.

RJ8812* 12-21-2007 10:21 AM

hopefully you have your own water bottle

Little Nilan 12-21-2007 10:45 AM

You can, but since you're physically weakened you're also more prone to get injured. Keep that in mind if you're the type to easily suffer injuries.

That said, you shouldn't have too many problems, just keep your own water bottle.

NJDevs430 12-21-2007 12:22 PM

Thank you all for your advice.
I did buy some Airborne, and it worked rather well...but I wouldn't drink Red Bull if you paid me.
I did decent last night - although my legs kinda ground down toawrds the end. I did sweat - I had to wring my shirt out - but I still have the cold; though I do feel better now than I did yesterday.
}:-)>

Titan124 12-21-2007 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Diamond Joe (Post 11710569)
I actually find that if you're stuffed up (congestion) that the smell of the zamboni and the rick actually clears you up. Just go out there and deal with it after. But ya dress warmly or else you could get into trouble, you should always dress warm after a game as it is.

I don't reccomend smelling The Rick. With the amount of work he does night in and night out, he can wind up smelling quite nasty. In addition, to not put food in or onto The Rick, or tap on The Rick's glass.

Hank Chinaski 12-21-2007 02:04 PM

Playing with strepthroat was pretty brutal...had lots of trouble breathing, felt pretty lightheaded and unfocused in the first period, and I ended up almost pulling a Belfour, playing a loose puck I had no business playing about 40 feet out of my net, nearly gave buddy a wide-open net.

I managed to bear down in the 2nd period though, and got the shutout. Looking back...I should have played sick more often.

SoundwaveIsCharisma 12-21-2007 02:30 PM

If you're just coming down with the cold just drink a lot of water and keep yourself well hydrated. If you're really sick I do not recommend playing, I played sick and ended up throwing up and feeling miserable, plus didn't have all that much energy.

So...if you're not really all that sick, go play, sweat it out. If you're deathly ill...just don't.

stick9 12-21-2007 02:43 PM

Hey just think what it will be like when you are sick as a dog and you have to get up and go to work.

Sorry man, I don't mean to dig on you. That's not how I want to come off. I just think all things considered playing ice hockey with a touch a cold is pretty low on the list of things to worry about. You just go out and do what you gotta do.

Good to hear you toughed it out and decided to play.


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