A journey into the workshop. #71: Working the kinks out...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-23-2010 06:03 PM 1299 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Of my back, and my shop…

I spent a little bit, honestly not very much, but a little bit of time last night doing some light cleanup in the shop. Mostly moving small cutoffs out and into the rolling trash bin, so that I can, when I am up to it, install the shelving on the proper wall and get the junk off of my benches and floor!

The boat still hangs precariously from one support as my back has not been up to finishing the removal process quite yet. Close, but I don’t want to push it…

So at least I feel a little bit better, Not a lot, but a little, that my projects are moving forward…

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 06:10 PM


Hang in there and be patient… Let your back heal up before you plunge back into the work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 06:12 PM

When you have an injury like that, assuming it is muscular, studies do not show much benefit for prolonged rest. I never babied my back, always fought through the pain and kept doing things. Now I am better a preventing problems and also have a few tricks, such as unusual stretching exercises that get me out of it quicker.

So light work is the way to go…...........sounds like you are pacing properly.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 08:11 PM

Yeah, real light. Nothing more than say a 36” cutoff…

I am actually feeling MUCH better today. Went to see the Dr. Nothing new to report. Just same old same old… I need to lose the weight, and keep working on strengthening the back…

This really stinks. Aside from woodworking, i am an avid hunter, and backpacker as well. I am NOT in shape to take on the Lone Star trail this winter. However I am getting closer.

After my wreck, and through the problems with my ex I put on a substantial amount of weight. And while I have lost (under Dr. supervision) better than 60lbs, I have a long way to go still…

I should have insisted on getting into some physical therapy, and bailed out of my old situation LONG before I did… But hindsight is 20/20 right..?

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 08:43 PM

If I had my life to do over again, everything would be different….......all because of 20/20 hindsight. I have made a huge pile of personal screwups, but nothing lethal….............(-:

I basically do not look backwards any more. I realize I am very imperfect, have a whole pile of minor hangups, and I just live with them. No regrets….....just look at each day and deal with what I have to deal with. Not trying to impress anyone, at least not any more. Dealing with my imperfections… one of my imperfections…......(-:

Smile every day, laugh every day….....not worry about what I did wrong.

I have a few physical therapists in our clinic, which means they are my employees, and I get their services for free. Wish I had learned some of the things they taught me a long time ago. Oh well, sounds like you are making progress and enjoying life. What more can we ask for. Count our blessings.

Well, after some more degenerate life activities, I should be up here again later today, or not….........(-:


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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