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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Short man syndrome....a short post

Todays post will be a short 'un. Ya see, Robert showed up a bit early an' he's want'n to go places. Find some hinges for the plexiglass cabinet doors.

Speak'n of go'n places.....Robert picked up my shorty propane tank this morn'n from Ace Hardware. I'm sooo proud of my son. This is gonna be sooo much easier than tote'n round a hunnert pound tank.

Ok, now what do ya do with the 5 gallon tank? Ha, that's a simple decision.....dumpster.

11:30am.... Robert decided he would climb up under "da house" an' remove the parking brake shoes for clean'n an' install the cable return spring. That should fix up the park'n brake problem. More on this when everthing is put back together.

It rained. Not near as much as was forecast by the weather guy, but it is/was still rain. Dang I hate rain.

My mind wandered off on my back issue again last night. I got to think'n "what if". Then later I had me a dream. OFM Barney showed up at my door want'n to go play a round of golf. I grab holt to my walker an' away we go to the golf course. There IS that possibility ya know. I just have to accept it if it happens that way. Damn I hate walkers on the golf course.

Pain level this morn'n was a bit more than I expected since it was down last night....an' most of yesterday. Did I spend too much time in Ace Hardware....bout a hour or so??? There was no couch time involved. Damn I hate that couch.  I still need to order the new foam rubber for that sucker.

That milk'n stool. Ha, you ain't took ya a close look at it have ya? Using it last night, I done figger out it may not be the correct height. Or maybe I shouldn't prop my feet up at all. One or the other......I was NOT float'n on a cloud.

I'm gonna leave todays post at this. Will catch up to ya tomorrow.



11 comments:

  1. It rained here in Decatur for over 24 hours straight. At least it was a good time to be sick since I couldn't do anything else.

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  2. I have never seen a propane tank that small. I bet it is a lot easier to carry around and easier on your sore back.

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  3. Can't tell how small it is,, where is the old one?

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    1. LOL....I knowed somebody was gonna ask that question. It's half the size of a regular 5 gallon tank.

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  4. BB, I have been following your blog for quite awhile now and I thought I might tell you about my experience with the back surgeons. I have had 4 surgeries, 2 of them fusions. After the first one there was no pain at all, I thought it was fantastic. But once the back is weakened by having it cut on there always seems to be another one causing problems. Scar tissue from the surgery is a problem also. I am currently going to a pain specialist and he feels if we can keep the pain level at a 3 or 4 out of 10 with medications we are doing good. I don't want to discourage you but with the disk completely gone and only bone connecting the 2 verterbras there is not much they can do. I had same problem and if that area is pinching a nerve not much can be done. I hope they can figure out a way to relieve the pain. Good Luck!

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    1. Michael, you have no idea how much I appreciate your comment. It gives me more thought to NOT having surgery. But....I'll still give a listen to what the surgery doc has to say next month.

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    2. I will be waiting to hear how NOT to have back surgery. I don't think the doctor is going to fuse mine, just replace the disc with something so there is something in the space to protect the nerves.

      Since I live near Decatur, I can tell you we have had enough rain for a spell. I am waiting for a month-long dry spell!

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    3. Wow Michael,, my son had his fifth 1 1/2 years ago, and it's been a problem since. Lots of fusions. He's seeing a new doc Tues, to see if he can be helped. The epidurals are just lasting a few weeks now, not months. And he also has been told it's scar tissue. O yeah, they put grafts between the bones to realign them, then the plates.

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  5. What a cut little tank...except now you will have to replace it more often.

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  6. That small tank is handy, and so much lighter than the 5 gallon one too.

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