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#1 Monkeytrucker

 
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

Estella and I were getting set up to enjoy the great predicted weather down at Land Between the Lakes (LBL) this  weekend.  Camper out and ready to go, Gold Wing all ready to go and the first camping trip of the year locked in.

 

Well until Wednesday.  My back started hurting really bad while helping in her Hostas garden.  Thursday it felt better so I mowed most of the yard while it was raining lightly because I did not want to return home to a jungle.  Thursday afternoon it was hurting extremely bad and I was on a hot pad and some strong pain killers.  So Estella called the pain center where they have done good things before on my joints.  Friday morning we went there and saw the MD.  When he saw that getting out of the chair so he could feel my spine was almost pass out time he got serious.  His best guess is a fractured vertebrae and we were immediately off to the hospital for X-Rays and MRI.  The hospital told them they could get me in for a MRI on the 22nd.  So Doc got on the phone and explained to them he wanted it now if not sooner.  He got it done.

 

He did inject some magic cortisone into the muscle he said was bulged out and obviously not feeling too pert.  He did explain that repair of the vertebrae was not that bad.  They stick a needle in, push a balloon into the vertebrae and expand it back to full height and then inject the same cement in it as they do with a new hip.

 

So LBL this weekend is a future past memory.  Hey Dear, can I have another pain pill.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:30 PM

Of it wasn't for us the Dr's wouldn't have anything to do, lol.
Let that back heal up good before next adventure.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

We have the x-ray and MRI photos.  I do not think that one has to be an MD to see where the problem.  Right in the area where the pain is strongest 2 vertebrae do not look the same as their neighbors.   I only hope that he can simply stick a needle in them, push in low viscosity cement that sets in minutes and we walk out the door to go home.  Some call it a permanent inside cast.  I just hope I call it fixed.  What is most painful is that it is a beautiful weekend;  We should have been pulling into the Hillman Ferry Campground in about an hour....



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

Yesterday we decided to do a hail Mary and try injections into the spine.  Doc loaded up his BIG syringe and pushed a bunch of bowling balls in there. At least that is what it felt like.

 

Got home today,  Took a couple of Rush Limbaugh favorites and went out and mowed about 3 acres.  Took a couple more Rush Limbaugh pills before evening chow and are going to stay immobile this evening.  Tomorrow will tell and we are hoping for the best.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:13 PM

We sure hope they got it dialed in. Got to much to fi.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Well is is not perfect and probably not anywhere near permanent but with pain pills helping me Estella and I worked on making shade panels for her hosta garden today.  Got 5 made and did 750 sq. ft. of 5 color camouflage paint put on the shades.  Not to hide any thing, just to break up the visual of the shades.  Tried to get her to paint them some wild color to make them stand out but got over ruled on that.  I think she had fun using the spray gun on the end of a 100' air hose to paint the panels.  I got to sit in a chair and play like I was boss.



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Posted 3 weeks ago

Grandson got here to spend a few days while on his way to Evansville, IN and his job with the University of Southern Indiana's summer theater as a set carpenter.  He is building a 2" pipe structure 25' by 25' that is 8' off the ground.  He enjoys welding and welding using the gasoline powered welder is different.  

 

The structure will allow stretching real shade cloth and not be as funny looking as the art installation of flapping plastic strips.

 

Karl is 21 and has done more stuff than many guys twice his age.  Of it was not planned he would get the big abrasion on his forehead that got there when I swung a stub end of pipe as a hammer and he got his head in the way of my back stroke.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN!  We just got back from a "decompression" trip to Land Between the Lakes.  Three days and 2 nights out.  The Aspen Classic behind the 1800, a ride around Mexico (KY) and when we got back we had logged a little over 500 miles.  Back to the grind Thursday morning......


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Posted 2 weeks ago

there is nothing like a good decompression . Glad you were finally able to get out and enjoy a few days away. 



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Posted A week ago

Glad to hear you are back in the saddle

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Posted A week ago

Now I need some compression.  Have absolutely no drive or energy.  Do not even feel like going for a ride on a Sunday.  However the Absolutely Gotta Do list keeps growing.  Had hopes of winning a little bit of that big lottery so I could hire things to be done.  But then I feel sorry for those who have to pay to have everything done including plunging their toilet. Must be awful to be helpless.


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Posted A week ago

I have those same feelings...

 

know how to do it, but just don't feel like doing it...

 

got out early this morning, set up the 15 gallon sprayer tank and poured in the 2-4D mix and filled it with water.

 

Drove the Golf cart w/trailer around my six acres and sprayed all of the fence lines, circles around the trees so i don't have to use a weedeater every time I mow.



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Posted 11 hours ago

Son-of-a-gun Gary,hit-n-miss. WE were at LBL same time you were there!!! Donna and I loaded up my 900XP Razor and rode LBL on a Sunday.
Also,Monday this week,we got back to our camp from riding in eastern TN,just west of Knoxville.242,000 acres of Cumberland Mountains. Was out there in April for a week and already made reservations to go back for a week Oct 18th.This place cover 4 counties.You HAVE to have a guide or downloaded maps or you WILL be lost for days.NO towns or roads or GAS.It is one of the best hobbies i have ever done.Glad to see y'all are getting around again.Can't wait to to yall soon.Tell the boss we said howdy.

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