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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2014, 04:22:40 AM »
Good luck with the hernia repair, Greg.

I'll be seeing my doctor next month, but have another issue going on for which I have to have an ultrasound/biopsy.  But I'll be making another appointment after that, probably around the end of next month, and will further discuss this issue.  If my doctor says anything about this "balance" physical therapy, I may ask him exactly what that entails so I can decide if I believe it's pertinent.  Sometimes I think doctors refer to physical therapy because they have no clue about what to do.  And maybe there's nothing to do. 

Yes, if we all discuss with our doctors, maybe with a mixed bag of results, we can put something together, or some such.
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« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2014, 01:15:16 PM »

but out in the shed I also have a wheelchair.  Now, that I could decorate. ;D


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« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2014, 01:18:47 PM »
If you want to pimp that ride, Jeff is the man to call!

I'm am the king of bling ... no job too big or small . My blinged out walking sticks are all the rage in the over 60 set .

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« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2014, 01:32:49 PM »
At least falling to my death will be instantaneous.
only if you're lucky. LOL otherwises it'll be a body cast for you.  ;) ;D

well good. hearing from y'all, now I'm not so concerned about the fews bouts of wobbliness I've had in the last yr or so. ;)
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« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2014, 07:00:31 PM »
If you want to pimp that ride, Jeff is the man to call!

Yes, I've seen some of his work.  He also told me yesterday about some nakes mermaid, tiles (right?) he's using on his mantle.  I'd love to see that when he's done. 

I'm am the king of bling ... no job too big or small . My blinged out walking sticks are all the rage in the over 60 set .

Yes, but can you do wheelchairs? ;D
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« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2014, 07:25:13 PM »
Yes, I've seen some of his work.  He also told me yesterday about some nakes mermaid, tiles (right?) he's using on his mantle.  I'd love to see that when he's done. 

Yes, but can you do wheelchairs? ;D

The mermaids are done and on the mantle . I can do wheelchairs for sure . I can spell Rollaids in Rhine stones for ya across the back .

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« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2014, 07:37:22 PM »

I can do wheelchairs for sure . I can spell Rollaids in Rhine stones for ya across the back .

You're an awful man, Jeffrey. Betty, slap him one. ;D

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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2014, 07:52:16 PM »
You're an awful man, Jeffrey. Betty, slap him one. ;D

Bet you regret waking me up now, doncha Jeffy.

Next time I will bring a hammer and some wooden stakes .

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« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2014, 09:52:19 PM »
Jeff puts tchotchkes in his morning enemas.
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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2014, 10:01:20 PM »
Its true, I'm a masculine homosexual until I see something that sparkles and then I'm all jazz hands .

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« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2014, 06:05:05 AM »
Its true, I'm a masculine homosexual until I see something that sparkles and then I'm all jazz hands .

Don't forget the weak knees and drool. ;)
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« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2014, 06:51:26 AM »
The mermaids are done and on the mantle .

Thanks for the pics, very nice, I am impressed. 

Sorry for the brief hijack. 
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« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2014, 07:46:00 AM »
Its true, I'm a masculine homosexual until I see something that sparkles and then I'm all jazz hands .

Almost as good as all jizz hands  ;D
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« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2014, 12:23:02 PM »
Don't forget the weak knees and drool. ;)

I'm the one who drools and has weak knees, literally. My pillowcases are a sight by wash day.
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« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2014, 05:06:41 PM »
Are you just embarassed to tell us you're a masochist?  There are easier ways.

my first belly laugh in a long while , bless you laddie.
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« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2014, 05:15:56 PM »
I didn't have any cranberry juice so I'm drinking my zin straight up....ah...life is temporarily good.



Your care home bottles it,s own classy.

Greg since investing in the most incredibly expensive walking Poles , I have managed to stay upright and out off the bone clinic , off course walking the streets off Ole London town using hi-tech Norwegian speed walking implements takes a certain amount off pratice to pull off with total indifference . Plus one off the un foreseen benefits is mugging threats have dropped to Zero .
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« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2014, 08:28:34 PM »
My doctor doesn't seem to feel any of this is a result of neuropathy.  Generally, my issues don't happen often enough as neuropathy occurs on a somewhat frequent basis. 

He is going to address this with my cardiologist as he thinks that's where the issue might be.  We'll explore additional testing if necessary.  He wasn't even aware how often I have these episodes.  I've had numerous blood pressure issues where it suddenly dropped, but that was mostly in the past.  When my blood pressure would suddenly drop, I usually blacked out for a moment and got dizzy before falling.  It could simply be less sever than before.

He also immediately ordered an exam with Dr. Robertson to check this hernia as he feels it needs corrected immediately.  I usually get embarrassed when a doctor examines my privates but it actually was weirdly nice....kinda like some 80's porn.  I wonder if the exam didn't last a tad too long simply because I'm totally "clean" down there.  um, I mean shaved.  :)

Also, I was given a letter upon signing in.  It read that my doctor was no longer going to see patients as their GP.  My heart sank to my knees as I love this doctor and the fact that he's my pcp as well my ID doctor.  Luckily for me, he will continue with me.  Partly because there are ID doctors in my local area and he remembers the difficulties we had with my previous GP and sharing information.

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« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2014, 09:40:48 AM »
I might as well "sticky" this for my own benefit.   :o  Many already saw the horrific results from my birthday party.  One would have assumed table top and bar top dancing would be the dangerous aspect on my part.  NOPE, I was able to prance around just fine and dirty danced like I was college aged.  Had an absolutely fantastic time.

One of my dear friends got a tad too drunk and I decided to walk her home.  She lives next door to where we were partying.  Half way across the parking lot, she decided she wanted me to carry her.  Without any notice, she jumped into my arms and promptly brought me to the ground.  She weighs more than I do and I immediately went down and twisted my knee something fierce with her landing on top of me.

I went to the urgent care and luckily nothing is broken.  But 5 days later, the swelling hasn't gone down and i'm still on crutches.  Lordy, I'll be grateful to be able to use my lighted cane again.
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« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2014, 09:51:05 AM »
Sigh ... we are going to get you one of those bouncy houses to live in ... maybe put it on a trailer so you can go places . We will have a white zin feeding station installed on the wall with a rubber nipple . Its either that or you need a hoop skirt made of caution tape to create a buffer zone between you and the rest of the world .

Oh ... and Im sorry about you leg . 

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« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2014, 09:53:07 AM »
replace the nipple with another appendage, and it could work nicely.  :)  double duty even.
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« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2014, 06:24:22 PM »
she jumped into my arms and promptly brought me to the ground.
maybe instead of bubble wrap, you should get some new friends and family. They seem to be hurting you too often. ;)
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« Reply #71 on: July 05, 2014, 08:04:08 AM »
maybe instead of bubble wrap, you should get some new friends and family. They seem to be hurting you too often. ;)

I actually made that exact comment to some friends who stopped by yesterday to do a little celebrating.  She's making me a tshirt to wear around them that reads; "I will sue with the next injury".  LOL
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« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2014, 01:53:38 PM »
I don't think I've been this irritated in such a long time.  8 days after my latest injury and this is the letter I rec'd in the mail today.



Every freaking thing about this letter is incorrect.  I was given the negative results from the x-rays with an explanation that nothing is broken.  I was even given a cd containing the images in case I had continued pain and needed to show them to a ortho specialist.

When  I called today, she said they had tried calling me all last week and it said my vm wasn't set up.  BS, it has always been activated and I didn't miss any calls since I could barely move around.

She also said they didn't have the results before I left.  She got all stuttery when I asked her what was on the CD she gave me.  How could I have a copy of the results and them not? 

So anyways, I've been hobbling around in pain with a proximal fibula fracture.  I never bothered to load the CD as they said nothing was broken.  It is so freaking obvious once I looked at the images and I'm not even trained. 

I asked her if I should continue taking Advil for the discomfort (being a smart ass of course) and she said she isn't allowed to prescribe treatment.  OMG, I swore off going to Newark for any treatment and this is yet another reminder why. 

That's funny only because they're affiliated with that damn hospital that twice prescribed my Tylenol with I had the ole crypto meningitis.

so now I have an appointment with the ortho guy tomorrow.
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« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2014, 07:14:48 AM »
Hey Greg, what did the ortho doctor say?
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« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2014, 09:09:47 AM »
Greg,

How are you doing ?  How did the appointment go?

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« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2014, 03:16:16 AM »
Thanks guys.  The fracture is the least of my worries.  He did some simple tests and has ordered an MRI for Friday.  He needs to see just how bad the injury is to my anterior cruciate ligament.  Then I have to return next Wednesday to discuss the results.

I just hope I don't need surgery and that it'll heal over time. 

I left his office and immediately went for therapy....retail therapy that is.  :)  And then yesterday morning, my dear friend Barb and I went for morning therapy.  We went to our special place on the lake and waited for the sun to come up.  We got there at 5:30 am.  I made a huge container of tequila sunrises and we enjoyed a liquid breakfast.

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« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2014, 06:15:08 AM »
Another update.  :)  I went for my MRI yesterday.  We had to stop half way through so now it's rescheduled for Monday.  I told the tech that there was no way I could keep my leg in the position that she placed it for 30 minutes.  The pain became so bad that I couldn't take it any longer. 

I guess I'll take a pain pill right before the procedure on Monday and sleep right through it. 
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« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2014, 05:15:28 PM »
I managed to get through the MRI on Monday and went for the results this afternoon.  A few years ago, this news might have sent me down deep again. >:(  I actually have 4 fractures.  2 on the femur alone that will require a pin since they are opposite each other and susceptible to breaking and further injuring the ACL.

He will also repair the ACL at the same time.  At least it is scheduled as an out patient, not like my last major break. 

So, I guess I'll just take a couple of these pain pills he's pushing on me and zonk out for the night.
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« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2014, 07:35:42 PM »
Greg, I was talking to Jeff today and he was saying he can't keep you, Theyer, and myself, in order lol.  I'm so sorry to hear about your breaks.  I know you will continue on though.  Please take care of yourself. :-*
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« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2014, 07:40:55 PM »
I really can't keep up with who is injured with what any more . You guys are breaking stuff and Im losing my mind . Us LTS need to stick together so we have at least one fully functioning human being if you cobble us all together for one fit LTS .

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« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2014, 07:46:53 PM »
Us LTS need to stick together so we have at least one fully functioning human being if you cobble us all together for one fit LTS .
^^This
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« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2014, 10:33:18 AM »
Thanks for the smiles this morning.  I was in such a weird place yesterday evening.  I went through a whole range of emotions but have processed it all quite well.  I managed to sleep quite well thanks to my little white pills. 

Have already started a new topic in my planner.  Wolfie plans everything to a T.  Including apparel.  It's a good thing I kept all those dreaded sweat pants.  I've moved them into a prominent position in my closet.  Being summer, I'll look even more dreadful as I'll simply cut the legs off of them.

Making all kinds of lists including what I need to purchase for my recover.  I figure those 5 minute microwave meals will do.  I live next to a pizza shop now and regularly order side salads from them so I have that covered.  They don't even charge me to walk them over. 

But ALAS, it is what it is!!!  No amount of fretting will change anything so I'm back to my motto; "To each his ability".  I'll figure out how to be productive with my new limitations.
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« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2014, 10:37:39 AM »
I really can't keep up with who is injured with what any more . You guys are breaking stuff and Im losing my mind . Us LTS need to stick together so we have at least one fully functioning human being if you cobble us all together for one fit LTS .


Perhaps now is the time to time to find an old country farmhouse and pool our money and invest in it.  We could each spend our spare time fixing up our respective "rooms" to fit our personalities.  8 - 10 patients room mates would probably dictate that at least one of us would be functional.  We could paint an old school bus with rainbow colors and install several lift beds for transportation.  (AND road trips). ;D
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« Reply #83 on: July 17, 2014, 10:42:21 AM »
Geez Greg, 4 fractures, more pins? Ugh!

I really can't keep up with who is injured with what any more . You guys are breaking stuff and Im losing my mind . Us LTS need to stick together so we have at least one fully functioning human being if you cobble us all together for one fit LTS .

My left pinky seems in order. Just trying to do my part.
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« Reply #84 on: July 17, 2014, 10:51:34 AM »
Geez Greg, 4 fractures, more pins? Ugh!

My left pinky seems in order. Just trying to do my part.

I didn't quite "hear" everything he said after a few moments of being told how bad it was.  Luckily, I have a print out but haven't started researching all these terms.  :)  It's like another foreign language.  Here are the results;

Depressed fracture of the weightbearing lateral tibial plateau
Depressed fracture of the posterior lip of the lateral tibial plateau
microrabecular fracture of the lateral femoral condyle and porximal head of the fibula
Avulstion fracture at the ACL insertion is present.
An additional partial thickness tear and/or injury of the proximal ACL is present.

The good news; The PCL is intact.   lol

Also in the findings that I hadn't noticed yesterday; Class 3 hemarthrosis

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« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2014, 11:04:20 AM »
I didn't quite "hear" everything he said after a few moments of being told how bad it was.  Luckily, I have a print out but haven't started researching all these terms.  :)  It's like another foreign language.  Here are the results;

Depressed fracture of the weightbearing lateral tibial plateau
Depressed fracture of the posterior lip of the lateral tibial plateau
microrabecular fracture of the lateral femoral condyle and porximal head of the fibula
Avulstion fracture at the ACL insertion is present.
An additional partial thickness tear and/or injury of the proximal ACL is present.

The good news; The PCL is intact.   lol

Also in the findings that I hadn't noticed yesterday; Class 3 hemarthrosis

Get back to me when you have all of that figured out. lol.

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« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2014, 11:11:48 AM »
I'm just curious. How many of these "accidents" have you now had in total during the past several years?
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« Reply #87 on: July 17, 2014, 11:12:28 AM »
Perhaps now is the time to time to find an old country farmhouse and pool our money and invest in it.  We could each spend our spare time fixing up our respective "rooms" to fit our personalities.
after the remodeling projects several of us have been doing, are doing, have done, we really ought to start this project soon - while we know what we are doing and before anyone else is hurt/broken/crippled/etc.


I've got half of our kitchen cabinets painted with the final coat of hi-gloss. (I took yesterday off for another day at the amusement park. God! I love this season pass!) I think I can finally see the light at the end of this remodeling tunnel - well almost! Planning is in the works for when to get my brother back over to lay new flooring in the bedrooms, replace the 2 showers, 2 toilets and 2 sinks before actually calling this remodeling project completed.

BTW I am still "praying" for hail.  :o It would be so much better (and cheaper) for us if insurance would have to pay to re-roof the house. ;) So everyone remember to send those positive thoughts that a hail storm hits my house. Thanks!  ;D
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« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2014, 11:19:04 AM »
I'm just curious. How many of these "accidents" have you now had in total during the past several years?

I've lost track, but 2 of them were caused by other people.  Including this one.  I guess it's finally time to figure out how to stop or at least reduce the frequency of these incidents.  Think I'll start by avoiding people once they've had too much to drink.  They don't realize they're playing around with a 40 something year old who resides in an 80 year old's body.
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« Reply #89 on: July 17, 2014, 08:47:55 PM »

Perhaps now is the time to time to find an old country farmhouse and pool our money and invest in it.  We could each spend our spare time fixing up our respective "rooms" to fit our personalities.  8 - 10 patients room mates would probably dictate that at least one of us would be functional.  We could paint an old school bus with rainbow colors and install several lift beds for transportation.  (AND road trips). ;D

This sounds perfect Greg.  We should have a good time together I'm sure.  Hopefully we won't injure each other.  I'm so sorry to read all those broken bones! Wow, you must have been in some pain.  Better set boundaries with that friend of yours who jumped on you.  Best wishes from, now the Wolverine state (Michigan), to you down there in the big O.
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« Reply #90 on: July 17, 2014, 10:04:05 PM »
Betty, I didn't want to be the first to point out that we should be bitter enemies now.   :o  At least the midwest has the best college football league around with the best rivalries.  OSU and Michigan fans are radical.  Both good and bad. 

I've thought for quite a while that this leg is kinda dead.  I don't feel the pain too bad but I've not felt a lot in the leg for a few years now.  :)  This surgeon is someone I've learned to respect.  After I fired the surgeon and staff who did my foot, I consulted with this guy.  He's abrupt, to the point, and straight forward.  I like his style.

He is also going to scrape out bunches of shit from previous injuries.  He said if he does this all at the same time, I'll save myself a replacement surgery in the next 10 years. 
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« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2014, 06:14:18 AM »
Very important to like and trust your doctor, I believe.  When I broke my hip and was told I would require surgery, I had no qualms about my orthopedist doing the surgery (my first surgery with him lol).  So, what exactly do you mean by "dead?"  No blood flow, therefore no feeling?

About the football thing...to be honest, since I was raised so close to the Indiana line, I've kind of been a Notre Dame football fan.  I like the Chicago Cubs (no smart remarks, please), instead of the Detroit Tigers (though my parents were from Detroit and my father loved the Tigers).  Even now, I live about 5-7 minutes away from the Indiana line.  Same town I was born in (Niles), very small but having very unique shops.  Right on the border, but closer to ND than U of M. 
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« Reply #92 on: July 18, 2014, 08:20:09 AM »
I've been complaining about this leg for quite some time.  I've referred to it a jello leg and such.  There's been a sort of numbness to it and it's hard to explain.  I think this surgeon understood and i hope he find something.
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« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2014, 12:04:31 AM »
 I went for my pre testing appointment today.  I'm having it done at a hospital I'm not real fond of but i want this surgeon and that's where he performs.  Perhaps my past issues are noted as I rec'd the most excellent care and concern ever.  I enjoyed interacting with the entire staff.  I met with a nurse practioner along with nurse jeff and we thoroughly discussed everything.

they usually want a heart test on patients who have previously had heart issues.  I simply said no and she moved on.  They wanted a CBC and again I said no.  They contacted my doctor in Lancaster who sent them all my recent results and said I was fit for surgery. 

I did discuss my jello leg with her.  I explained all the issues i've had with this leg that predated all the injuries.  hopefully i set her on a mission to solve a riddle.  ;)
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« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2014, 08:43:25 AM »
I met with a nurse practioner along with nurse jeff and we thoroughly discussed everything.
I did discuss my jello leg with her.  I explained all the issues i've had with this leg that predated all the injuries.  hopefully i set her on a mission to solve a riddle.  ;)

It must have been another nurse Jeff than me ... I used to love to play doctor as a kid though .

I'm interested to hear what you find on the jelly leg . All I got from my doctor when I told them about jelly leg is that it sounds like a disc problem and to let them know if it did not get better ... I did get better so I haven't brought it up again .

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« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2014, 10:00:35 AM »
She immediately started questioning me about back issues.  Her initial thoughts were that it was a disc problem.  But I never have back aches and such.  I explained to her how I have to stand carefully and make sure I have use of my right leg.  Sometimes there's a complete lack of feeling and I have no use with it.

It'd be a great blessing if they can discover the cause.  I've even had a couple of episodes where I'd be walking along just fine and I'd loose complete feeling and simply fall.  The last time was when I went to dinner with some friends and as we were leaving and walking out, my leg simply went out and I used other customers' table to catch myself.  And no, there was no wine involved.  Raspberry iced tea in fact.
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« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2014, 10:22:39 AM »
I just fell backwards off my weight bench . I brought it out of storage the other day so that I could do chest decline presses and just hurt my back from rolling off the damn thing . Its not hurting too bad right now but I worry how I will wake up tomorrow and feel .

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« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2014, 10:30:26 AM »
that qualifies as a new injury.  :(  hopefully it won't be too sore.  we certainly don't need a mod hyped up on pain meds.

I use 2 5lb weights to work out with.  They're next to my bed and I can do several reps while laying down.  I have no plans to add more weight to the workout as I have no desire to have oversized muscles.  I like the lean, toned svelte look.

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« Reply #98 on: July 19, 2014, 10:34:52 AM »
we certainly don't need a mod hyped up on pain meds.


Way to late for that .

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« Reply #99 on: July 19, 2014, 10:41:49 AM »
I just fell backwards off my weight bench . I brought it out of storage the other day so that I could do chest decline presses and just hurt my back from rolling off the damn thing . Its not hurting too bad right now but I worry how I will wake up tomorrow and feel .

Ok, I just typed out a long post, and have no idea what happened to it.  Anyway...Jeff, you couldn't stand not having an injury could you lol?  Just kidding.  I hope it is something minor and will heal up quickly.

I still have some pain in my right leg from the torn tendon.  And I've lost another inch since the hip surgery.  My original height was 5'10", and now I'm 5'8".  And my right leg is way shorter than my left since the surgery.  Since moving I also have not exercised other than walking around the yard and am hoping to resume that next week.  It really does help.

Greg I hope the surgery goes smoothly and without any after-issues.  We have to stop injuring ourselves!
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