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keithgh
 
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I missed Frank as usual two weeks ago tomorrow and there has been only one post since.

I can remember big numbers some of my Aussie nights now its just DEAD.

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I feel like we should start scheduling times for chats to get some activity in there... I don't know how popular that'd be, though.

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Post InfoPosted 28-Feb-2010 07:43Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
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Shinigami

The only problem with that is all the time zones

May be trying to encourage members to go to Chat when they log on.

I have tried sending PMs when you see who is online but I thing their name remain there even when they have left the forum.

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EditedEdited 01-Mar-2010 16:55
Hi Keith,
Sorry we missed each other at what is now "a while back."
I've been really scarce on FP ever since the middle of
November of last year. Susan had been working in what
amounts to agony since the preceding August when she
developed pain in her lower back. Taking increasingly
more and stronger drugs for the pain, She finally woke
me at 0300 one night crying in the living room. I asked
her what the problem was and she said that she could not
take the pain any more (I'd been trying for months to
convince her to go back to the spine surgeon) and this
time I was even more emphatic in my urging. She called
the Dr the next day Thursday, and got an appointment Friday.
They took X-Rays and when they put them on the
viewers, the difference between the 6 month old ones and
these new ones were like a poke in the eye. They were
that startling. The disk between L-3 and L-2 was
completely missing and bone was grinding on bone with the
nerves squished (a technical term) in between.
They went in and removed the old cage S-1 to L -4, and put
in a new cage from S-1 to L -2, and routed out the
accumulating calcium in the openings that the nerves exit
the spinal cord from.
They operated the next day and she has been out of work,
and in therapy since. The Dr wrote a letter saying that
she could return to work on the 21st of January with some
restrictions (no lifting over 20 pounds, and no bending
twisting, etc.) Our company refused her permission to
return to work until she could come back with
no restrictions and could pass a physical designed
around our job demands.
Since the surgery in November, I've been managing a two
person property by myself. I'm managing a 781 unit storage
facility on 6 acres. Initially doing everything for Susan
including guiding her as she walked around the house, all
the cooking, cleaning, and laundry. There was not much
left of me to visit FP. Now, she is teetering around on
her own, walking on the treadmill, and gaining strength.
She is able to help with some of the chores as long as she
does not have to stand or walk allot to accomplish them.
But it is going to probably take a full year before she is
back to 100% and the company steadfastly refuses to allow
her to return to work and is threatening to release her
in a couple of months. If they do that, when/if she returns
they will probably rehire her at the entry level pay
instead of her 17 year employee pay.

Until the company either gives me an assistant, or Susan
returns to work, my days on FP will be restricted
to checking through the forums in the morning before work.

Frank

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Even though I tend to show up online a bit I am often wandering off to pack a box, unpack a box, clean something, wash something or hang something and stopped hanging in chat since people seemed annoyed that I wasn't there when it looked like I was. We settled (again) on our house yesterday, this ones going to need a total repaint before we can have the floors sanded, then security screen doors put in, and hopefully soon have the rotted support beam under the laundry porch fixed ! And then comes the fun of moving (for the 5th time!) Still on prepaid internet so it does run a bit slow, hopefully soon I'll have a little more time to pop into chat. I've been trying to keep up with the boards, even if it is to pretty much reconfirm with a small addition to the other post, it was the activity of posts on the forums that keep me here when I first found the site. I have a feeling other people may feel the same way if they see a fairly inactive forum they'll simply wander off.


Goodness Frank I had really hoped Susan had been doing better but that sounds horrible

^_^

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Frank with the FML Act that is just not legal. She gets one year "grace" then they can fire her. Any firing before that, they are open to a law suit. That's US Federal Law. My sister had an car accident last summer and is going through something similar. She will loose her position but as long as she goes back to work before one year is up, they have to place her in a similar position without a change in pay.

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Hello Mate

That girl has gone through hell over the last few years. Other than that things should start looking up now. All the best to Susan from Keith and Marg.

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FRANK, sorry to hear you and your wife are going through a hard time and I hope she gets better soon and doesn't lose her position at work. My wifes having back trouble as well and it sounds like the same thing your wife has. Hang tough and keep posting those great novels.
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Just a quick update.
Susan was experiencing some pain in her lower back
in the pelvic area. A return to the surgeon and X-Rays
showed that she was bending over too much (to eliminate
the pain) and now she is going back into surgery this
Friday where they will remove the apparatus, insert some
wedges in the spine, and replace the apparatus. It's an
eight hour surgery (at least) and she will have to restart
everything all over again from scratch.

Frank

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I hope all turns out well for your wife and you.
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