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03-31-2020, 08:19 AM   #76591
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Remember this, Bob.

VVVV -------- VVVV
OK, I guess??

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OK, I guess??
There ain't a man that can't be throwed, and there ain't a horse that can't be rode.

If'n that horse throws ya, get right back on it, give it the spurs and hang on.

Baxter Black wouldn't have it any other way.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
I can relate, although not in the knees.

My feet are better now after multiple corrective surgeries, but still not as good as new.

It has been ten or eleven years since the left hip replacement, and it is certainly better than before. But I still get periodic pain in the femur, where the stem is inserted. I get extreme pain there periodically, such that it can drop me to my knees. The surgeon can't explain it, and only says I should have no pain there.

I can't even go bowling. The windup is impossible as when my weight comes down on the left leg, the pain is so brutal that I cannot support myself and fall.

I've lost count of all the times I have injured my spine, the first being in my teens, a lumbar injury that resulted in a couple ruptured discs. I re-injure that area now and again.

Mostly I think I just aggravate it. Like today, I worked on one of my tractors most of the day.

And my low back hurts some.

I also injured my cervical spine as a teen, in high school. The only part of phys ed classes I enjoyed was when we got to do things on the parallel bars, horse, springboard, and trampoline. And one day I was doing somersaults on the trampoline, and had been doing triples. As I attempted to execute another, I made it only two and a half times, landing on the back of my head, hyper extending my neck. I bounced off of the trampoline and onto the mat, out cold before I landed. I woke to the whole class standing around, looking down at me. The coach asked if I was OK, I muttered something and was asked to get up. After I got up the coach sent me to the school nurse. She called my mom, who picked me up and took me to the Navy hospital. They gave me Valium and sent me home.

These days when I rotate my head the cervical bones grind and rumble, and I hear it through the bones of my skull.

And it hurts now and then.

In the mid 1980's I was cutting firewood in local forest, some maple. Trying to save time I cut the logs into 8 foot lengths, and was flipping them into the back of my pickup. I got under the end of one, and pushed up from a squat, quite vigorously, and not only felt, but heard two thoracic vertebrae crush. I finished loading the tuck, loaded my saw and fuel, drove home, unloaded the truck, and was getting ready for work (I worked second shift then and always went wood cutting in the morning before work) when the pain got real bad, and I decided to stop at the doctor's office on the way to work.

They took some x-rays, and the doctor gave me two choices,

A back board and full body traction for 6 weeks, or go home and lie on a sheet of plywood for six weeks.

I chose the latter.

Of course at the time I didn't own a television. So on the way home I stopped at Sears and bought a TV, to be delivered, then stopped at Viacom, the local cable TV business at the time and ordered cable television.

Then I went to the pharmacy and picked up the pain pills the doctor prescribed, and went home to get the plywood bed ready.

The next day the TV arrived, and the cable guy showed up and I was set.

So my mid back bothers me sometimes too.

But not today.

Just that low back soreness I mentioned.

I decided a few years ago that I was no longer going to let the pain of a lifetime of playing and working hard interfere with life.

So I don't .

Mostly I ignore it.
It's better than being dead!
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It's better than being dead!
That's right.

Everyday above ground is a good day.

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That's right.

Everyday above ground is a good day.
Under normal circumstances, yes.
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I'm not sure my wine collection is going to survive this quarantine!
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I'm not sure my wine collection is going to survive this quarantine!
Just be certain you drink it with good friends and family of the appropriate age.

(Sitting 2 meters away from each other, of course)
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Okay, let's put things in perspective regarding worry.
There is only one thing to worry about; staying healthy vs getting sick,
If you stay healthy there is nothing to worry about.
If you get sick there is only one thing to worry about; recovering vs dying.
If you recover there's nothing to worry about.
If you die there is only one worry; going to Heaven vs going to Hell.
If you go to Heaven there's nothing to worry about.
If you go to Hell you'll be too busy catching up with all of your friends that you won't have time to worry.

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Just be certain you drink it with good friends and family of the appropriate age.

(Sitting 2 meters away from each other, of course)
No, visits not allowed. That's not how you self-isolate. It will be Annie and I only!
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No, visits not allowed. That's not how you self-isolate. It will be Annie and I only!
And the boy with his weight bench.
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Hi Mark

You can still go out for essentials can't you ?
You know wine ,bread , wine , milk , wine .eggs , wine , veggies , wine . meat ., wine etc.
Well I still do, pick your time and theres nowone else around.

Dave
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And the boy with his weight bench.
Indeed, But he's (luckily) not a wine fan yet!
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Hi Mark

You can still go out for essentials can't you ?
You know wine ,bread , wine , milk , wine .eggs , wine , veggies , wine . meat ., wine etc.
Well I still do, pick your time and theres nowone else around.

Dave
Yes Dave, we're allowed to go grocery shopping (one family member only) and we're allowed to go for a walk, a bike ride or a run, so long as we avoid other people. Which is easy here by us as we live on the edge of town so I can access rural roads with virtually no traffic or other walkers / runners / cyclists about.
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Hi Mark
We have to have 1.5 metres clearence between people
There are xs on the floor in supermarkets at the checkout' to seperate people

The stocks are stil low after the hoarders onslaught in the supermarkets.
The butcher , greengrocer are still open so I shop there.
Milk and bread and oh chocolate from the supermarkets.
But the message is to stay at home for the rest of the time when not at work. ( if it still extsts )


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How low will pork bellies go?
Down to 41 cents/lb from 93 cents 2 weeks ago.
We?re simply not eating enough bacon in quarantine

Here's the meat of the article:
"The answer, of course, is COVID-19. While the beef and egg industries are enjoying bumps from lockdown shopping, sales of pork belly—the cut where bacon comes from—have tanked. However, it’s not that the Great Bacon Boom has necessarily come to a halt. Rather, the way we buy and consume bacon has changed in recent years. According to market consultant Bob Brown, Americans aren’t buying the popular breakfast meat for home cooking as much anymore. Instead, bacon’s found its way onto every restaurant menu in America, from fast food burger chains to upscale eateries. So the pork belly plummet isn’t really about us suddenly not being into bacon mid-pandemic; it’s about mass restaurant closings, and thus big slashes to bulk food orders."
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