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Jim1969
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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Go ahead and argue with me I dare you. tongue

Love makes you do stupid things.

For example: Would you spend $100 on flowers that are going to wither away to nothing on someone you hate? Would you go out on a moderate to high pain day and play hide-n-seek with a kid you can't stand knowing you are going to pay for it big time later?

I doubt you would.

My most recent stupid was last weekend when I made a 3 1/2 hour drive (1 way) and took my kid to Holiday World. (Amusement Park in Southern Indiana) As if that was not bad enough, and I was actually doing pretty well, I crammed myself into a kids roller coaster because he wanted to ride it really bad but not alone and was too short for the big ones.

Well anyone who has even been on one of those pint size roller coaster know how small the cars are and also how jerky they tend to be. Between the two it did a number on my back. I could actually feel the discs in my lower back swelling by the time the ride was over. (We got lucky and go to go around 5 times since there wasn't any lines eyes )

It sure made the trip home fun let me tell you. I am just glad we took my truck. It has power lumbar adjustments as well about a hundred other ways to fine tune the comfort level.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I did the same thing about 5 weeks ago, and I have never recovered from it yet. My ridding days are over!
Michael


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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Jim,
I don't think I need to say much here! ;-) There's love and there's, well, let's just say poor decision making! I would never in a million years go on any kind of carnival ride, especially something like a roller coaster, no matter how much I loved the family member. I would make sure there was someone along who could go on the rides, and stand and take pictures. Seriously, those ride are dangerous to healthy people, but then I have hunch you know that!

We all do stupid stuff!! LOL Let's just hope this one didn't result in any lasting injury, but please = next time you be the one to win the teddy bears!!!! :-)

PaLady

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/8/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
PAlady, my post was not directed at you. There was a post here that was critical of Jim1969. Really...I just think she made an error in what he was trying to say. No big deal, but I think we need to becareful in how we answer, and keep it on the positive side. End of Story! Have a great evening :)
Michael


couchtater
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   Posted 10/8/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch! I did the same thing last year with my niece at a county carnival, Jim. I knew I shouldn't have, but I was caught up in making her happy. Like you, I really paid for the day, but..... the things we do for love. Thank goodness for the great options in your truck.

Feel better soon.

Joy

White Beard
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   Posted 10/8/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Jim
What PALady forgot was that all of us men still have that "Little Boy lurking inside of us", just waiting for that chance to get out! Who said we men are always the smartest ones on the block anyway? smilewinkgrin   Yes we often do stupid things for the ones we love and we always seem to pay dearly for it afterwards!  That "Little Boy " in us just doesn't think about the consequences, but I bet that while you were on the roller coaster with your son, you were having just as much fun as he was,  and that "Little BoY" in you was just having a heck of a good time! Even though you might have paid for it in pain and agony later on, you had a good time didn't you? I bet your son did too! You have made us men Proud Jim!
 
Hope you are recovering from it yeah
 
Way to go!
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/8/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard, how are you feeling? I need the same surgery you just had, but am putting it off for now. Are you still happy with the results?
Michael


White Beard
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   Posted 10/8/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael

Yes as soon aa I woke up from the surgery my left arm pain was gone! It was really bad for quite a while from my elbow down into the last three fingers on my left hand. Go over to the thread on me and I will explain further I don't want to take over Jims thread. But I think it was worth while doing!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


fatherjohn
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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Jim, I agree with WB. You did us men proud. Being smart is not always fun and memories last a long time. We all do those things and then afterwards, we ask if it was worth it. When you see the look on someones face that you just made their day, it ends up being worth the price. Now it is time to take it easy. That is what everyone tells me when I do the stupid thing. I went horseback riding with my daughter in the desert and now am banned from taking trips without having all activities approved ahead of time. Be careful you don't get grounded or maybe that is what you need.

uniquelyme
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   Posted 10/9/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Oh when I was young and could stand my full 5 ft. 8 in.!!! I lived in Mason oh, right next to Kings Island...I would ride the rollercoasters day in and day out...what fun that was...I wish I could do it just one more time.  But i fear that it would be the
the last time I walked upright!!  tongue
 
I live through you Jim...

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen                                                                   

 


Jim1969
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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, you only live once, and your kids are only young once.

Have I learned anything from this. Yep.

If you are going to end up in pain from a carnival ride make sure it is from on of the really BIG ones and stay off the kiddie coasters. smilewinkgrin turn
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
 
    Dear Jim,
 
     Good morning! *huggs* How is your pain level today? Has it eased up a little bit? I sure hope so! You just didnt need extra pain on top of your CP! *huggs*
 
     I was having a little inside laff.. Yes, I do send flowers! But! Only because I usually make sweets and chocolates for "smiles". You know, if a friend is tired or going through a hard time. When I found out that one was diagnosed with diabetes (sp?) I started sending her flowers in stead to brighten her day. Funny though, last time she called i was told " I like the chocolates better!"  smhair  
 
     I hope you have a great day today. It was nice to catch up with you.
 
*warm huggs*
   dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood

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