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Bad Day In THe Woods

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by deadon, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. d.n.f.

    d.n.f. New Member

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    Thanks. It still bugs me but I can't turn anymore. I guess I can point and shoot. Not the greatest idea when skiing the back bowls.
    I will try again this winter but not much hope at the moment.

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  2. cannonballcobb

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  3. deadon

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    I went to physical therapy today and feel somewhat better. I now use a cane at least I moved from wheelchair to crutches and now a cane. Getting to spend time with my son who is off work during the days, works off hours. Today we went and bought his first woodstove and stainless flue, big step in a dads life. I got it for him as a wedding gift. We then went to Grice gun shop and Dennys beer barrel pub home of the worlds largest hamburger 100 lbs. I ate a 1/2 pounder. Plan to go with my son tomorrow when he begins cutting his first firewood. I will set on the stumps and give fatherly guidance. Back is getting better now off the HEAVY drugs and using OTC. Hope to return to work on Monday. Wife is still filling the wood box I might miss that. I also got all my guns cleaned like new and started a carboy of hard cider.
  4. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw Feeling the Heat

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    Sorry to hear about the back deadon, same thing happened to me the beginning of this year (Happy New Year-yeah right!)http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/13044/

    I had my two young sons with me while I was scrounging some oak from a neighbor, I think I was just trying to work too fast and get it done, I twisted over to grab a round and boom! Down like a sack of potatoes. Mine ended up being a pulled lumbar muscle, but it hurt like all hell. Couldn't even walk to the bathroom. I am back to hand splitting and moving around well now, after months of PT and stretching. One thing I always make sure to do now is lift CORRECTLY and when I am swinging the maul I always tighten up the stomach muscles to support the back.

    Good luck with the recovery.
  5. deadon

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    Well gang today is the first day back on the job. A week off not being able to do much was a very long week.
  6. woodconvert

    woodconvert Minister of Fire

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    As Gold member to the fuggered up back club (FUBC), specifically two crushed discs from a wicked hockey wreck, I second staying active. Sure, you have to learn to think on doing some things you normally wouldn't but don't let it slow you down. I have had more problems with my back during times of inactivity than any other. Add to that my back never goes out when i'm workin' it hard. Don't let it make you become a couch potato.
  7. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Back to work after one week? You didn't hurt your back at all. :lol:
    I agree with what others have said: do what you can when you can. I'm currently laid up for a year waiting for an almond size piece of disk that's stuck between my spinal column and backbone to dissolve. I cut, split and stack a little everyday but don't tell my specialist.
    I'll be 52 next month but when I was thrity, it was six months of intense therapy including hot tub, massage, electroshock, muscle relaxers, and exercise, before I could bend over to tie my own shoes again. It's getting out of the shower and simply drying off or some other mundane thing that'll sieze it up again. Never heavy lifting. The heavy lifting just adds to the arthritis that's been building in the lower back. I do not want to be the healthiest man in an old folks home and I'm succeeding.
    I do sympathize with the pain and wish you a speedy recovery. Getting old sucks and I told the wife I will not do it gracefully.
  8. deadon

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    My work is management. I set at a desk and direct others to perform the physical work. I am a manager in a Physical Plant Department of a university. No wood cutting or lifting for this winter as DIRECTED by my wife, she is an Occupational Therapist and therapy with her is more painful than cutting wood.
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