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Forum topic by MrRon posted 09-29-2018 06:36 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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09-29-2018 06:36 PM

No, I’m not talking about being confined to the cabin during Winter snow storms. I’m talking about being confined to my house because I can’t go to my shop. I can’t go to my shop because I am having back problems that affects my ability to walk safely. I have to use a cane and a walker to get around in the house. That is not conducive to working in a shop. I hope this condition is only temporary as I have to go to get a spinal infusion. I had a couple of infusions about 4 years ago, but the time has come for more treatment which I hope will fix my current position. I am now spending a lot of time on the computer, so you might be seeing more posts from me. This time off gives me time to get things off my chest and also try to help others on this forum and others with their problems. I try to help if I can.


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 07:19 PM

OUCH!

My sympat6hies for you; get better soon!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 09-29-2018 07:44 PM

:(

I have issues getting into my shop in the winter as I have to actually use the garage for a car when they plow the streets. But I couldn’t imagine what it would be like having to deal with surgery like that. I wish you a quick recover.

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MrRon

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 07:56 PM



:(

I have issues getting into my shop in the winter as I have to actually use the garage for a car when they plow the streets. But I couldn t imagine what it would be like having to deal with surgery like that. I wish you a quick recover.

- lumbering_on


Thanks! It is not surgery, but an injection into the spine that can be risky if not done right. The doctor has to use a fluoroscope to make sure the needle goes in the right place. I’ve had the procedure done twice already and the results have been positive. I’m hoping I will have the same success again this time. After all, I’m no spring chicken anymore.

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#4 posted 09-29-2018 10:09 PM

Hope all goes well.

I have had too many spinal injections to count. Mine are a steroid injected into the spinal column to reduce inflammation. Sometimes they work better than others.

I also have a bunch of deck screws in my back. This fall I am planning to get a computer upgrade in my back. I have a device called a spinal cord stimulator which helps control pain. There is a newer and much more capable device. Simple, they just cut open that area, pull the old one out and install a new one. Just a simple upgrade.

I have lots of back problems with chronic pain but am thankful for every minute I spend in my shop.

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Richard

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#5 posted 10-02-2018 11:38 PM

Wow! That’s a LOT to handle MrRon!

But I really like your attitude towards filling in your time during your “Time Off”..... “This time off gives me time to get things off my chest and also try to help others on this forum and others with their problems. I try to help if I can.”

Good For You!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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000

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#6 posted 10-02-2018 11:44 PM

Ron, since you have the time, maybe you could go to Ricks underwear thread and explain the joke to him?

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MrRon

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#7 posted 10-03-2018 11:27 PM


Ron, since you have the time, maybe you could go to Ricks underwear thread and explain the joke to him?

- jbay


Sorry! I don’t follow.

Redoak 49, sounds like you are having more problems with the back than I am having. I had an epidural shot on 10-02-2018 and it appears to have worked. They tell me it may take a few days to fully realize the effectiveness of the shot. Today, 10-03-2018, my pain has greatly diminished, although my right leg still feels numb, but at least the pain is not there. I’m going to rest up for a few days and then think about going back to the shop. At least this episode of back pain has had it’s good points. I have lost a good 10 pounds, losing desire for food due to pain. I will try to keep the weight loss going, now that food is no longer my favorite pastime. Please keep me/us updated on your trials and tribulations. I’m sure there are many who would be interested; I am one of them.

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