Where do you live and what do/did you do for a living?

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Seattle, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Without knowing the details of your back surgery...are you still glad you had it done or did you have to have it done?

    I have "minor" back problems but everyone I know who has had back surgery doesn't seem to be any better. Just curious about your case.
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Near could not walk or stand..for example trying to wash a plate I could not make a full circuit of the plate with a dish cloth before I had to grab the counter top to take the pressure off and continue to stand..very lucky not to be in a wheel chair full time.. I have days where I use the wheel chair to ease things..the legs just burn all the time..I don't take anything so as not to impair my driving..if it gets too much I drink half a bottle of scotch which just takes my mind off it so it's manageable the next day..it's still there but it stopping while I am shattered really helps strangely.
    Sortta like rum for a cold it just takes your mind off things for a while.
    The clouds won't allow anything tonight.

    Very lucky no back pain at all but I was strong when young and that helped I am sure as it was never working hard...plus I always warmed up before exercise.
    Alex
     
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  5. river

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    Alex

    Be well and stay well .

    Back problems are no joke . It is where your nervous communicates back and forth between the brain and the rest of your body .

    river
     
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  7. river

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    Live in Canada , part-time . At nights . I hate it . Just was not smart enough with my monies , when I was much younger.

    There is always some where in my body that pains me , today , my Achilles tendon swelled up , had to leave work early .
     
  8. zgmc Registered Senior Member

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    I’m self employed and never did I think I would qualify for unemployment benefits.. it’s enough to stay afloat and not have to dip into savings to get through this(hopefully)
     
  9. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    I live in Portland (Dog City) and have had more jobs than I can count on my fingers.
     
  10. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    from the age of 1-4 i lived with my mother's sister's husband's mother in indiana("grandma" to me)
    she pronounced washed as "warshed" so, that's the way I said it, which got me to see a speech therapist when i went to grade school in chicago
    (how little they understood)
     
  12. Trebuchet Registered Member

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    Hi folks, this is my first post here. I signed up more than a year ago but didn't get a round tuit...
    I'm a retired engineer living just outside Port Townsend, WA, USA. I build catapults for hurling pumpkins in the fall but there won't be an event this year.
    Now I need to figure out how to update my password and post an avatar.
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    HEYYYYY Treb! Long time so see! You slummin' it here?
     

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