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post #121 of 155 Old 07-26-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Well, at the surgery center awaiting another surgery on my back. Relatively minor compared to the others. Hopefully after they burn the nerves out from L3-S1 I will be pain free and functional again.

Cross your fingers!!!!! The jeep needs my help


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post #122 of 155 Old 07-26-2013, 11:35 AM
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I have been through a couple of knee surgeries, and no matter how minor they are always a little unnerving. Hope your back at it soon!
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post #123 of 155 Old 07-27-2013, 06:59 AM
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Holey Moly, Paul! So sorry. What is your status??

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post #124 of 155 Old 09-16-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well, at the surgery center awaiting another surgery on my back. Relatively minor compared to the others. Hopefully after they burn the nerves out from L3-S1 I will be pain free and functional again.

Cross your fingers!!!!! The jeep needs my help
Well, negative on the surgery relieving my pain. I have been doing therapy, water therapy, traction and FSU Spine and Wellness center visits trying to find some relief. Nothing has worked so far. The consensus is that I have scar tissue inside my spinal fusion putting pressure on the nerve root at L3-4. The neurosurgeon says it is not operable so we are trying everything available for pain management.

Keep your fingers crossed.

On the bright side I did manage to put new fender flares on the jeep today and mount the half doors i got. A small victory is better than none.!!!

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post #125 of 155 Old 09-17-2013, 05:00 AM
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Sorry to hear about your back.

Putting new stuff on the Jeep is a pretty good way to ease the pain though. Did you ever get your power steering hooked up? I swapped mine over to PS a few months ago, and it was well worth it.
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Sorry to hear about your back.

Putting new stuff on the Jeep is a pretty good way to ease the pain though. Did you ever get your power steering hooked up? I swapped mine over to PS a few months ago, and it was well worth it.
I have not gotten to the power steering or anything else for that matter. I did finally get some used tin to use for siding on the shop I built so that will have to get done first.

School is back full time and I travel every weekend for shows to supplement our income while I am in school again full time. It leaves me about 3 hours a day to get anything else done .... if my back lets me.

I'll take local volunteers to come help with the PS and PB set ups

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Sorry to hear about your back.

Putting new stuff on the Jeep is a pretty good way to ease the pain though. Did you ever get your power steering hooked up? I swapped mine over to PS a few months ago, and it was well worth it.
If anyone is near Tallahassee!!!!!!!!

I could really use some local help to make some progress on the jeep. I have had 2 additional surgeries and weeks of therapy that is ongoing to try to help my back.

I'm at a point I can try to get some more work done on the jeep.

I would love to have someone who can help me with my power steering and power brake upgrades.

I have all of the components (minus adapters for the brake lines) and just need someone who can help me get er done.

I'm mechanical but not a mechanic so help would be nice to save time and maybe money too

Please message me if you are available!!!

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Paul, We would be glad to help, but it will take some planning. How are you feeling, Bud?

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Paul, We would be glad to help, but it will take some planning. How are you feeling, Bud?
Hey Man,

I am feeling tired at the moment ... 3 am and I can't sleep because of back pain. It's too late to take anything to sleep because I have to get up soon. I had another Doctor refer me to a specialized Physical Therapy for some relief ... but they don't have a contract with my provider and they are the only ones that do it. I'll keep plugging through.

The planning is the tough part since every weekend the wife and I work at the shows we do. I know you would help and even the thought I greatly appreciate. Give me a call for when you have some free time, I have classes M-F but I"m usually home by 2:30 at the latest.

I hope the family is doing well .... do I need to bring my zero turn down there for you to mow? I will if you just say the word! Heck, I'll even sharpen the blades for you before i bring it

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Hey Man,

I am feeling tired at the moment ... 3 am and I can't sleep because of back pain. It's too late to take anything to sleep because I have to get up soon. I had another Doctor refer me to a specialized Physical Therapy for some relief ... but they don't have a contract with my provider and they are the only ones that do it. I'll keep plugging through.

The planning is the tough part since every weekend the wife and I work at the shows we do. I know you would help and even the thought I greatly appreciate. Give me a call for when you have some free time, I have classes M-F but I"m usually home by 2:30 at the latest.

I hope the family is doing well .... do I need to bring my zero turn down there for you to mow? I will if you just say the word! Heck, I'll even sharpen the blades for you before i bring it
LOL! Hey Bud. My ZTR is STILL in the shop. Grass is still rank, but "Hey", my yard is now reseeded! We have a matted-down trail from house to shop and clothesline.

Are you going to be coming over this way for any events in the future?

Prayers for your back, Paul. I think I have a pretty good understanding about it.

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Update again .... Physical therapy not approved(Thanks Obamacare), Chiropractor = Fail. I had another surgery/procedure yesterday that was only supposed to take 15 minutes ... it took over an hour. I am a little sore today but not as bad as I thought I would be. I am going to Jacksonville and Daytona tomorrow to try to collect some more parts for the Jeep when I do feel better. If all works out I will have a 360 for it!!!!

I should know in a a week or so if this will help to recede or eliminate some of the scar tissue. The fusion in my lower spine appears to be very solid and my C6-C7 replacement is functioning flawlessly.

I guess it's kinda like they gusseted my spine and welded the tubes for me

Now I've got Spine Bling!
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positive note!!! Out and about today and feeling pretty good. A bunch of jeep parts followed me home including an AMC V8!!! Tranny and xfer look like a T15 and Dana 20..... can anyone confirm from this one cruddy pic? It was dark when I got home but I will post better pics tomorrow.
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You went and did this by yourself????? DUDE! Take it easy...

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You went and did this by yourself????? DUDE! Take it easy...
I did call you I am hard headed and obstinate though.

It turned out to be worth the trip. You guys have any immediate needs for the jeeps to be on the road?

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Clay's is doing great. Mine needs a tranny and rear end rebuild. I pulled the tcase yesterday.

I sort of thought, although you didn't say, that you were going to wait until NEXT weekend to go get it??

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