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Old 10-26-2011, 12:10 PM   #46
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My advice is to not fall off a roof and also when you are young, do not carry papers and walk 2 miles to the golf course to carry your own bag of clubs over one shoulder and damage your spine. Even when it bothered me, I stupidly kept carrying when I should a hopped in and out of a cart and walk without a bag on my back.

Complete hip replacement hopefully in the next two weeks followed by a knee repair later and then give them time to figure out if anything can be done for my other shattered knee and back. At least the new surgeries will be a two day stay, which is better than the 2 month sentence for the crushed Tibia/knee.

I am prepared and should be able to drive the Jimmy trough the snow a couple of days later since the surgeries are on the left side.

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^Also, get a desk job. All of my friends in the trades are having surgeries. Real work will wear out your body.
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Have installed floor coverings since 1973. Doctors wanted me to quit in 1997. Still working a little. Bad hip and knees, but whatever you do, you'll hurt something.
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Have installed floor coverings since 1973. Doctors wanted me to quit in 1997. Still working a little. Bad hip and knees, but whatever you do, you'll hurt something.
This is true. I even dislocated my pinky finger answering my office phone. Dangers are everywhere...
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My advice is to not fall off a roof and also when you are young, do not carry papers and walk 2 miles to the golf course to carry your own bag of clubs over one shoulder and damage your spine. Even when it bothered me, I stupidly kept carrying when I should a hopped in and out of a cart and walk without a bag on my back.

Complete hip replacement hopefully in the next two weeks followed by a knee repair later and then give them time to figure out if anything can be done for my other shattered knee and back. At least the new surgeries will be a two day stay, which is better than the 2 month sentence for the crushed Tibia/knee.

I am prepared and should be able to drive the Jimmy trough the snow a couple of days later since the surgeries are on the left side.

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It was a while before I was driving again.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:25 PM   #51
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Have installed floor coverings since 1973. Doctors wanted me to quit in 1997. Still working a little. Bad hip and knees, but whatever you do, you'll hurt something.
Just out of curiousity, how old are you, if you don't take offense???

The only reason I ask is because my Dad is 67, going on 49 years in the trade, and "seems" to be in fairly good shape considering the amount of abuse he's voluntarily subjected himself to. As a matter of fact, I'd bet good money that he's still out work the vast majority of 25 YO's at this point of his life, well at least for the first 5-6 hours..........

He's never had a surgery to this point in his life, and I don't forsee a surgery for him in the near future at least. And it's not because he's a safe operator by any means, quite the opposite actually..............

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