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Forum topic by jockmike2 posted 07-31-2011 12:55 AM 1498 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jockmike2

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07-31-2011 12:55 AM

Sorry guys and gals for ignoring you. I re-injured my back, and for you that know, it takes the life out of you. It saps the strength and motivation right out of you. I did get 3 projects done before hurting myself and I thank my close friends David Craig and Rick Kruse for hanging with me and visiting me. I try once in a while to comment on a few projects, it’s the best I can do. I still love you all, Dick Cain and Karson call anytime, I miss you both. God
Bless all, mike AKA jockmike2,

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -


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grizzman

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#1 posted 07-31-2011 01:06 AM

i sure do know and understand mike, im really sorry for the new injury, i hope the MRI you get will reveal what is wrong and that they have a way to help you and get rid of the pain…my heart is with you buddy…take care and know all of us here at lumber jocks are thinking of you and hope for the best..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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littlecope

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#2 posted 07-31-2011 01:37 AM

I’m sorry to hear this Mike…
You rest that back of yours’ up, and try to stay positive!!
It is good to hear, that David and Rick are around to rattle your cage once in a while… God Bless ‘Em!!
And may God Bless You too, my Friend…
Hope you get to feeling better VERY SOON!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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GMman

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#3 posted 07-31-2011 01:40 AM

Sorry buddy to hear about your back, hope you get better soon and get back to work.
Bad back can be very painful so hang on.

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Karson

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#4 posted 07-31-2011 02:16 AM

Mike sorry to hear about your back pain. Nothing feels worse and makes every movement hurt.

I love you brother.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 07-31-2011 02:23 AM

Mike, I can sure sympathise with you on your back pain and injury. I’ve had back trouble for over 20 years, and even 3 back surgeries didn’t help. I think once you develop the b.p. there is no getting over it. All you can do is lay up, rest it the best you can, and take some meds to try to ease it. I hope it gets better for you, cause it can knock you out of doing things you love to do like woodworking and other activities. Take it easy as you can, and don’t try to do too much too soon…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 07-31-2011 02:25 AM

Get well soon!! My wife is in a bad back day today, too ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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GaryL

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 02:34 AM

Rest up Mike. Hope your feeling better soon!!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 07-31-2011 02:43 AM

Not to sure that is very good advice. May work for you, but a lot of problems are caused by the lack of proper stretching before working or exeercising. Any time my back bothers me, I start touching my toes, it goes away ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 07-31-2011 02:46 AM

good luck Bud … sorry to hear about your back pain … knock-on-wood .. my back has been better lately myself

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 07-31-2011 02:56 AM

Thanks guys, nothing new. luv ya all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Tim Kindrick

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#11 posted 07-31-2011 04:17 AM

I feel for ya, brotha!!! I’ve been there done that, more than once!!! It sux but you just have to keep on keeping on the best you can. Steroid injections work well and stretching is a MUST!!!!! As you can see from my profile pic, I know your pain!!!! Find a good doctor, which is easier said than done!!!! Good luck!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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ajosephg

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#12 posted 07-31-2011 05:20 AM

Are you going to get any physical therapy? A few weeks ago my right shoulder started giving me problems and I asked my family doctor for a referral to a orthopedic dr. Instead he sent me to a physical therapist who has given me 7 treatments so far. Pain is almost gone and my movement range is back to normal.

He said my problem was self inflicted by not holding my arms in the right position when weight lifting, because I am too cheap to pay for a personal trainer, LOL.

-- Joe

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WayneC

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#13 posted 07-31-2011 05:27 AM

I would second the PT recommendation. I see lots of folks with back issues getting helped. I’m currently in PT 4 days a week for a injured leg.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 07-31-2011 05:58 AM

I totally agree with the stretching… Every morning when I get out of bed, my back is so stiff I can’t hardly move. I grab a cup of joe, go out to the sunroom, and start stretching back and forth and side to side to get things loosened up. It takes me about an hour to get where I can move before doing anything. I then get out and take a long walk (even in this miserable heat we’re having). By then I can move fairly well…not good…but I”m a lot looser….I don’t agree with NOT stretching. You don’t want things freezing up on you. Keep moving….it’s the best thing for the old back…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 07-31-2011 06:18 AM

I have been muscle bound most of my life. Stretching takes care of just about everything but broken bones and migraines ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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