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    Default VPee needs prayers, too

    He'll probably start impeachment proceedings immediately because I'm mentioning this,, but our esteemed VP could probably use a little divine intervention as he prepares to undergo some surgery on is back. I think a couple of the folks on here know what that can be like. Best of luck - I hope everything works out well.
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    Thanks for the info Jack. We certainly will have to wish him a quick recovery.
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    Les ...............good luck ......speedy recovery, will have you in my thoughts.
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    Les, I'll be thinking about you and I know yours will have a better success than mine did.
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    My prayers are with ya. GET WELL SOON!!!

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    Les;
    I had no idea that you were experiencing back problems. I thought you just had a stick up your...leg.
    Take your time getting back.
    Or get a laptop so you can do your stuff from the bed or couch.
    You're in my thoughts.
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    Any word on the condition of the Vice President ?>
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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    Default Thanks everyone

    You are not going to be impeached Jack. Thanks for the support and divine intervention everyone. I am starting to feel better all the time. The hardest part was staying home today when the pager went off. Dr said not to do anything for six weeks. I bet my wife will just love that.
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    Les, good to hear from you. If you're sitting at your computer things must have gone well. Listen to your doctor and don't be a pain to your wife.
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    Les
    Good to have you back in the area. Maybe you can be the IC from you house.

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    Les, welcome back and welcome a better back. You're going to feel like a million bucks in a few days. Just don't over do it. If you need lessons on how to be bored and go stir crazy for 6 weeks, just ask. I got plenty of experience At least you'll be able to hang out at the station while your guys handle the calls without you. That's the passive way to build more crust.
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    Les:
    There are plenty of books to read and movies to see.
    Get caught up on all those letters you need to write.
    Put that scrap book together. Sort photos.
    Take it easy. I want to see you at Springfield and I want to hear that you're doing great.
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    Thank for all the good advice and thoughts everyone. Haven't felt like spending much time at the desk yet but that will change. May have to take Arts advice and borrow the laptop from the firehouse.
    I am hoping for a quick recovery...I plan on being in a tractor by the first part of April. The Springfield thing sounds great again this year Art. lets see if we can convince some others to show up.

    Mike a question for you. what area did you have surgery done on? Mine was called a ACDF on C6 & C7. Had partial disc and bone spur removal with a plate and bone implants on 6&7. They went in from the front at lower throat level and plated the front of the virtbras. Its going to take awhile to heal after they rooted around in there. The pain killers are great but sure make it hard to type. Instead of slured speach I have slured text!
    Take Care Everyone
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    Thanks for checkin in Les ............and remember painkillers and text dont mix.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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    Les,
    Back in '88 I had laminectomy done on C5-6. Back then, the neurosurgeon went through the back of the neck. He trimmed the disc and bone spur too. That was fine til I was shovelling snow in Jan of '91 when I ruptured the same disc. In June we did a fusion this time thru the front. A piece of bone from my hip was used for a spacer. That was fine til I over did it in therapy in July and shifted some scar tissue. As a result of that, the C6-C8 nerver are entrapted in the scar tissue and permenantly damaged. Now I do injections and meds to help cut down on the spasms and nerve pain. 2 things happened that shouldn't have. 1- the first surgery is what caused permenant nerve damage because the sergeon went thru the back instead of front. 2- because the origional and secondary injuries were workman's comp, the comp carrier made me go thru a work hardening program. The scar tissue problem serfaced after the therapist had me lift too many pounds of weight above shoulder heighth. That was after the surgeon said I should never lift more that 25 pounds above my shoulders.
    January of '03 I had surgery to open up the spinal canal and trim disc at L3-4. That took care of the problem down my right leg. Since 10 days after the surgery I have problems down the left leg as a result of a problem with the L4-5 disc and L-5 nerve. the Neurosurgeon that did the surgery said I'd have to live with the left leg problem. I'm still trying to get more opinion on that.

    Lessons to be learned-Don't over do it ever if you feel like you can, and don't let the therapists make you do therapy that's too much a strain on the muscles and nerve in your neck. Stay away from lifting too much over your shoulders for the rest of your life.
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    Les, I hope I didn't scare you too much, but you asked
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    What..scare me....never!
    Thanks for the info and advice Mike.
    Not overdoing something is the hardest part of healing. I have only
    been in the house for 10 days and started sneaking up to the local coffee shop the last few mornings. I am sure glad it is not sunny and warm out. Makes it a little easyier to stay inside and rest.
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