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Old 07-04-2016, 11:35 AM   #1791
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Thanks All --- if I could manage patience a little better I probably could have avoided this. Now I just gotta' pay the Piper and sit tight. Make that "lay tight". Thanks again.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:11 PM   #1792
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Well crap! I wrecked my back working on the sculpted concrete bench project. Been laying flat for three days and it is still giving me fits. So don't look for any updates for a while. It's been ten years since the last time it went south and back then I wound up in the hospital with a morphine drip going into my spine. Not any fun that I want to repeat so I am having to try and let it heal.

But I HATE being immobilized and make a really lousy patient. Grrrrrr!
I feel for ya!
Two weeks ago Tuesday, I layed 4 1/2 hours on a CT Scan table and MRI table because of my general practitioner...

Went for results a week later , they'd set me up to see the NeuroSurgeon


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Old 07-04-2016, 12:17 PM   #1793
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Ouch Milkmania! I feel yer pain. Been trying to get back to the local VA hospital for a couple of months but I'm getting nothing but BS. So much for getting the system straightened out.

I'll say it again...I don't mind getting old...but I hate looking and feeling old!
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:51 PM   #1794
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Good luck with your back, hope to see some pictures of the bench soon if that is an indication that you are doing better.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:29 PM   #1795
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Hey Tango. How's your back doing? Well I hope. Jack
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:04 PM   #1796
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Howdy Jack --- Back is a little better and I'm back at work. Hope to start laying some concrete on that bench thing in a day or two. 5000 pounds of it. But hopefully, this part will be a little easier on my aging and damaged spine. Too many years of crashing motorcycles might have something to do with it.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:41 AM   #1797
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Howdy Jack --- Back is a little better and I'm back at work. Hope to start laying some concrete on that bench thing in a day or two. 5000 pounds of it. But hopefully, this part will be a little easier on my aging and damaged spine. Too many years of crashing motorcycles might have something to do with it.

all it took was one drunk driver running over a center line when i was 19 to ruin my back for life... I totally get how bad back pain is..

not sure how ive managed to build hotrods pver the years.. but im finding that building a bus is a real challenge... not from a fabrication skill standpoint but everything is much bigger and heavier.. have to Lift harder, hammer harder, twist harder, contort my body more to build it... i can only imagine what building as Concrete Bench AND a bus mustr be like for a tough back..
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:09 AM   #1798
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Yeah...a wrecked back does make some things a bit trickier. And I don't know about everyone else's rigs, but the under chassis height of mine is perfect...for creating pain. Too low to sit up under and too high to work under laying down. And when you add in a couple of foot long surgical hernias in my abdomen...half sit ups are a beotch!

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Old 07-15-2016, 10:12 AM   #1799
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Yeah...a wrecked back does make some things a bit trickier. And I don't know about everyone else's rigs, but the under chassis height of mine is perfect...for creating pain. Too low to sit up under and too high to work under laying down. And when you add in a couple of foot long surgical hernias in my abdomen...half sit ups are a beotch!

The things we do for love.

i can sit up under mine but I think that makes it worse.. because i *THINK* I should be able to reach and turn everything so easily... and then cant because its still just behind a pipe or a rib or a tank or a wire.. lol...

maybe its time to go out and buy bigger air tools..

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i can sit up under mine but I think that makes it worse.. because i *THINK* I should be able to reach and turn everything so easily... and then cant because its still just behind a pipe or a rib or a tank or a wire.. lol...

maybe its time to go out and buy bigger air tools..

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