Saturday, March 15, 2008

A short break

No pun intended.Work on the globetrotter has come to a screaming halt .
On Tuesday I was sent for x-rays for that hip I have been complaining about.On Thursday,the doctor informed me that I needed an MRI but that it looked like I had a broken back!
Actually I'm looking at the possibility of 3 compression fractures in my lower back. All the pain in the hip is being caused by the fractures .The fractures are from a lifetime of carrying and lifting lumber, doors, and windows.
I have a full week ahead of me .
Monday: I drop off the globetrotter to get remeasured for cushions.The old ones were so worn that They couldn't use them for templates
Tuesday: blood work
Wednesday: 2 hrs in an MRI
Thursday: Physical therapy
Friday: Charlie is coming over to help me finish the wiring of the converter .I have DC but he cut all the AC wires when he put it in weeks ago
Im going to get the materials and start laying out the new plumbing that has to be done before the gauchos can go in permanately

9 comments:

syd said...

I don't think you should be working on anything untill they really know whats going on with your back.

crowldawg said...

Don't worry PAIN is my guide.

a day in the life of said...

Sounds serious uncle tom, make sure you let your body rest the last thing you want is to not be able to drive long distances (alaska) because of back/hip pain

Frank Yensan said...

Tom, As a man that has also used his body to earn a living, I understand the burden of contant pain. I wish there was a easy solution I could give you, but there is not. I do advise you do not follow the managed pain direction. A lot of guys I know have taken that course and now are addicted to the medications Hope it gets better. Frank

crowldawg said...

Thanks Frank,
I just spent 6 mos getting off medication for all the modern afflictions ,ie,high blood pressure,cholesteroel,just to mention a few .The last thing I want to do is become addicted to pain killers
I'm hoping PT and the help from my daughter ,a massage therapist will get me up and running (or at least walking) and give me the excercises that will strenghten my legs and back so I can lift again
Did you check out that break info I sent you?
tom

syd said...

Tom,
What are you saying here? Because of your new life style High blood pressure and bad cholesteroel have gone away?

crowldawg said...

I'm down to 1 pill /day . When I lose another 20 -25. there won't be any .
lots of supplement but nothing thats addictive or strains my liver .
Maybe my hip won't hurt either .lol

syd said...

I don't understand your answer.

crowldawg said...

Syd,
I down to one prescription drug per day and that's for high blood pressure .I used to take 2 at maximum dosage for each .I got heavy from drinking 1000ml of alcohol /day and wine and beer didn't count. Not from over eating .My cholesterol is good and I'm taking fish oil not something that has side effects on my liver .I'm hoping to loss 20 more lbs this year after losing 40 since I stopped drinking
I take tons of vitamins and minerals .At the worst I have very expensive urine