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Old 01-16-2018, 04:58 PM   #1376
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Jim-

I hope you feel better soon. I too have had some medical issues in 17' that I'm working through that have kept me out of the garage. I feel your pain (figuratively of course).

The truck isn't going anywhere. It will be ready when you are.

As other have said rest up.

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Old 01-16-2018, 08:14 PM   #1377
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Jim-

I hope you feel better soon. I too have had some medical issues in 17' that I'm working through that have kept me out of the garage. I feel your pain (figuratively of course).

The truck isn't going anywhere. It will be ready when you are.

As other have said rest up.

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Thanks Marc for checking in, I'm resting...Jim
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:53 PM   #1378
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Hey everyone, well it's been 3 months since I've been layed up. Time for a little update.

After 4 sets of X-rays, 2 MRI's, blood work, etc., I've got a few answers. Shooting pains going down my left leg was from inflammation pinching off my root nerve to the left side. It was pinched between L4 and L5 in the lower back. Inflammation was cause by Sciatica, piriformis muscles and bursitis in the hip, that flared up at the same time (go figure).

Had to use a walker for about 6 or 7 weeks, then to a cane. Still using the cane a little. For what reason we don't know, but I've lost a lot of strength in my left leg. I've got leg and back exercises I do everyday.

My back doctor said my back looked the same as when I had back surgery in 2015, so no need for surgery. He said for a 72 year old guy, my back was in good shape.

One thing I've learned through all this, is I know more about this area that I did. A search on the inter-net shows pics of everything that the doctors said went wrong. I've also learned to pace myself, can't do things like I did when I was 50, or late 60's either.

Haven't touched the truck since this started, but hope to get to do some small things a little at a time. Keep you posted...Jim

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Old 04-05-2018, 06:48 PM   #1379
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good to hear your doing better...
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #1380
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Jim, sounds like you had a pretty Rough Winter. Yes as we get older it takes longer to bounce back to the way we were! Glad your getting Better. Ray
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Old 04-05-2018, 09:02 PM   #1381
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Jim, good they are getting the diagnosis figured out. And a recovery plan too. Appreciate the update! Prayers continue. Bounce back fast and steady...
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:10 PM   #1382
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Jim, sounds like you had a pretty Rough Winter. Yes as we get older it takes longer to bounce back to the way we were! Glad your getting Better. Ray
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Thanks Doug, Will keep doing what it takes...Jim
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:08 AM   #1383
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At least they found the problem and your almost all better.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:01 AM   #1384
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Good to hear you’re on the mend! Take your time and let it get healed well so it doesn’t get aggravated again and you’ll be back on the truck soon.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:07 AM   #1385
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Take care, the pickup will wait!
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:42 AM   #1386
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Thanks guys, I watch myself and not overdoing it...Jim
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:45 PM   #1387
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take a break man, your truck is gorgeous already and you can enjoy it a little without working non stop!
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:49 PM   #1388
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Thanks joedoh, it just drives me crazy with it torn apart. It will get together, but may take awhile...Jim
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:08 AM   #1389
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my foggy memory did not remember you tore it apart again jim, seems like you were just driving it again.


so while I suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, you rest up! I learned a long time ago that pushing only costs the pusher!
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:38 AM   #1390
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my foggy memory did not remember you tore it apart again jim, seems like you were just driving it again.


so while I suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, you rest up! I learned a long time ago that pushing only costs the pusher!
if your like me, we subscribe to so many builds on here, that sometimes we don't remember where we left off...Jim
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