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#21 clavender17

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Hey man I don't know you at all but I know the trucking life is hard and if you are ever in southeast Missouri let me know and I'll give you a real bed to crash in for a few !!!! Your buddy Chris l

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Hey man I don't know you at all but I know the trucking life is hard and if you are ever in southeast Missouri let me know and I'll give you a real bed to crash in for a few !!!! Your buddy Chris l

 

 

Thanks Chris, but I don't think I will be in that area for a LONG time!!

 

I still am off on workers comp thanks to my wrist that still remains a mystery, but an MRI in December showed no muscle or tissue damage, so it is off to a neurosurgeon February 18 to see if it is nerve damage causing the pain. Adding to the wrist, in the middle of December, I fell down the steps here at home and after I finally decided to go to the hospital just last week, I found that when I fell, I had caused a compression fracture to my L1 vertebrae, so I had been walking around for a month not knowing I had broken my back! Well, since I'm having my back screaming because I have been sitting up for a while, I'm back off to bed and pain pills!!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Wow....Can't catch a break, can you?? I hope you feel better, soon...Back issues are tough...My wife has been hurting for quite a while, and she can't do a lot of walking these days...I hope yours gets better....And your wrist, as well....I'll pray for you, Matt....



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Wow....Can't catch a break, can you?? I hope you feel better, soon...Back issues are tough...My wife has been hurting for quite a while, and she can't do a lot of walking these days...I hope yours gets better....And your wrist, as well....I'll pray for you, Matt....

 

 

Thank you JT, and I did catch one break, the break in my back LOL!! I'm just waiting until I find out how long my wrist will be until it's better so I can at least get back to building again, because as it is right now, I can't even work on a diecast kit I got for Christmas!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Hey Matt, hope your wrist gets better soon. If you could maybe send me a pm with any details or tidbits regarding what I have in store for me with my new job. I finish driving school this week and my orientation with Werner is slated for the 18th. Never drove a truck before up until two weeks ago and I'm not sure if I should be excited (which I am) or nervous about what I've gotten myself into. Thanks.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:29 AM

Hey Matt! I wanted to see how you were doing and hope everything is going okay for ya!

 

I also thought I'd post a pic of me and the truck I drove. I wanted to see if you recognized seeing me at one of the yards...

 

 

Well... Here I am in all my ugliness! :lol:

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Anywho, I'm just checking to see how's it going.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Well Marshall, since the internet didn't come to a screeching halt by you posting your pic, I'll see if I can destroy it by posting mine!! :lol:

 

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Of course, I'm the tall, ugly one and that is my fiancee and our former baby in the pic with me, taken the Saturday after the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this past year.  I figured I'd post my pic to see if you remember seeing me or me and the better half anywhere, because you do look familiar! 

 

Otherwise, not much has changed, the back is still broken and the wrist is still a mystery and I'm still feeling like I'm half the Bionic Trucker with the back and wrist braces!! I do find out in a couple weeks hopefully what is wrong with the wrist, and the back is still healing and hurting like you know what, but at least it isn't hurting as bad as it was and I'm getting used to wearing the brace more and more and trying to spend more time out of bed. The only drawback to that is while I'm sitting at the kitchen table at my fiancee's granddad's using the internet, since the wifi signal won't reach our trailer across the yard, I've found that my legs start falling asleep after sitting for sometimes no more than a few minutes. That never happened before I fell, so I don't know whether it is due to the fracture and should improve after I'm healed or if this is going to be an ongoing problem. If it's an ongoing problem, that is going to be a BIG problem, because if I can't sit for a long period of time without my legs falling asleep, I won't be in a truck again anytime soon! 

 

That's all from the now scale truckstop, since I don't have the 1:1 largecar anymore, I have to stick to the little ones!! :lol:  The back is saying it's time to lay down again!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

You look familiar as well. I am so sorry to hear about your back. I was lucky to not have had a more serious injury when I fell out of the truck during my heart attack (it was one of those add insult to injury days... or was it the other way around?). You may have a pinched nerve in your lower back. Let your doc know when you see him, or better yet, let him know now.

 

Anywho... Keep the faith brother, there's hope at the end of the rainbow, there's light at the end of the tunnel (why are there so many metaphors out there, and none of them really help?)... any way, get better, we need to see some more of your work on models!!! :)



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

Yeah Marshall, I showed the pic to my better half and she even said you looked familiar to her. Who knows where we probably seen each other, but we must have crossed paths somewhere. I had just remembered too when me and the better half were talking about it, the load that brought me home after I injured the wrist came out of Edwardsville! 

 

It was good, in that strange sort of way calling such a thing as a heart attack "good", that you didn't have any injuries from falling out of the truck, which could have very easily happened since that was roughly about the same height I fell down the front steps here at the house from. That is one thing that is worrying me if things do improve with my back enough to work again, just missing the top step or the ICC bumper climbing out of a trailer I could end up breaking it again and be in the same situation I'm in now, or worse. As for being a pinched nerve, it could be and I do have a list of things to tell the doc when I go back again that has been happening since I got out of the hospital. 

 

Anywho,  :lol: I'm looking at the bright side and at least I'm getting up more to get on the computer and I find out more on the wrist on the 18th, and I'm hoping that they can finally figure out what is going on so that I can get back to the bench, because I have a feeling the back will give me plenty of time to be building!



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

June 2nd was the last time I was there in Ilinois... For some reason, that city is bad luck for Werner drivers. I was talking to the gate guard at P&G #2 a week before my heart decided to let me know it was giving notice, another Werner driver had a heart attack there at #2(mine occured at #1). They have probably cotacted Werner and asked if they would no longer send drivers... :lol:

 

You might have seen me at one of the terminals talking to safety because my first truck was having Qualcomm problems. For the life of me, I could not figure out the safety managers reasoning... If my truck disappeared off their radar, wny did I have to do a computer class on "how to use the Qualcomm"? I knew how to use the thing, and I told them at 3 different terminals there was a problem. :blink:  Live and learn...

 

Anyhow, glad to hear you're doing a bit better, and can sit up for a little while. Good luck with the doc, and keep the faith!!! B)