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TailgateNut
05-03-2010, 08:22 AM
I know much has happened since the draft from my short hit and miss visits to the mane in the past few weeks ( haven't posted because I've been so damn drugged up, I barely know the time of day). Just to let you guys know I've had some serious health issues which just happened to coincide with the date of the draft. I was helping a few of my workers install a large pipe fitting (24" Ductile iron cross) when on of the chainfalls used to lift it into place failed. When it did I took the "brunt" of the weight to prevent it from crushing my foot, and in turn, "blew out my back".
I've spent the last few weeks going through every test imaginable (X-rays, MRI, Bone scan and mylogram) to determine the severity of the damage. As some of you know I injured my spine in the late 70's in a Helicopter crash and then I injured it again in the early 90s skiing up at A-basin. So, I'm no "newbie" to the game. I've already had several of my vetebrea fused and according to my doctor may be facing another surgery. I should find out in the next few weeks what, if anything, needs to be done to take care of the current "issue". It appears that one of my vertebrea is way out of alignment and one of the disks is crushed and bulging which, in turn is causing sciatica issues in my right leg.
Then to top it off I was stopped for running a red light and ended up with a DWAI charge because of the pain meds I was taking and decided I was coherent enough to drive. (I guess I wasn't).

So, all in all, everything from draft day on has just plain sucked balls. 1st Josh decides to draft a WR and a QB in the 1st round, which were two things I didn't want to see the Broncos do, then this horse**** happens, and the business is still going into the ****ter.

Life is just grand.:thumbsdow

oubronco
05-03-2010, 08:27 AM
Sorry to hear this Tailgate just hang in there bro it will get better

Miss I.
05-03-2010, 08:29 AM
Sorry to hear that. I hope things get better for you.

TailgateNut
05-03-2010, 08:30 AM
Another 10 dozen Tebow threads will surely cure everything.

OABB
05-03-2010, 08:31 AM
You must give yourself over to tebow.

Irish Stout
05-03-2010, 08:39 AM
Damn TGN! Get well soon.

Cito Pelon
05-03-2010, 08:44 AM
Hang in there, stud.

Mr.Meanie
05-03-2010, 08:46 AM
Brutal man, I hope things turn out better.

If only Tebow could read this thread he might be able to fix everything.

Kaylore
05-03-2010, 08:46 AM
Another 10 dozen Tebow threads will surely cure everything.

Ha! Well sounds like you haven't missed much at all. I'm glad you're still kicking despite being in a tough situation. Hang in there.

Los Broncos
05-03-2010, 08:50 AM
Sorry TN, hope things get better.

PaintballCLE
05-03-2010, 08:51 AM
I know someone that can fix your back in 30 seconds....

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/74846/kander_miyagi_medium.jpg

Rohirrim
05-03-2010, 08:53 AM
Sorry to hear about this, TGN. Hang in there.

Lestat
05-03-2010, 09:02 AM
sucks man, try to keep your head up and break through the walls.

TailgateNut
05-03-2010, 09:09 AM
I know someone that can fix your back in 30 seconds....

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/74846/kander_miyagi_medium.jpg

Very funny. Sort off like my PT dude who thought "traction" was a "fix-all". It' felt good when he was streching me, but I was ready to kill him when he release me from the new-fangled-rack.

Right now it's mainly "Better living with mass quatities of drugs" and I may have a good reason to explore a "Medical Marijuana Card".:wiggle:

Chris
05-03-2010, 09:14 AM
Feel better man.

ScottXray
05-03-2010, 09:18 AM
Take care TGN. Hope it gets better!

theAPAOps5
05-03-2010, 09:24 AM
Very funny. Sort off like my PT dude who thought "traction" was a "fix-all". It' felt good when he was streching me, but I was ready to kill him when he release me from the new-fangled-rack.

Right now it's mainly "Better living with mass quatities of drugs" and I may have a good reason to explore a "Medical Marijuana Card".:wiggle:

When is it not? Just kidding and hang in there buddy.

I wouldn't get a MMC because there is no way I want my name on that long list of illegal drug users (in the mind of the Feds). That could get messy fast if things change!

TailgateNut
05-03-2010, 09:31 AM
When is it not? Just kidding and hang in there buddy.

I wouldn't get a MMC because there is no way I want my name on that long list of illegal drug users (in the mind of the Feds). That could get messy fast if things change!

As if the feds ever enforce anything. Just look at the "illegal amnesty threads".

I did talk to another patient at the Center for Spinal Disorders who swears that it helps control the spasms which cause 90% of the pains associated with back problems.

bronco militia
05-03-2010, 09:39 AM
damn TG...

next time let your steel toe's take the fall.....I bet that pig was about 600 lbs?....yee gads.

I used to work on underground utilities when I was in the USAF.

bronco militia
05-03-2010, 09:46 AM
oh, and get well.....

bronco610
05-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Wow, talk about a bad few weeks!!! Feel better.

TailgateNut
05-03-2010, 10:01 AM
damn TG...

next time let your steel toe's take the fall.....I bet that pig was about 600 lbs?....yee gads.

I used to work on underground utilities when I was in the USAF.

Try about 1100#s. It was a flanged unit 350# pressure class. Heavy MFer.
My guys were acting likea bunch of monkeys ****ing a football, so I decided to give them a hand. Big mistake.

bronco militia
05-03-2010, 10:06 AM
Try about 1100#s. It was a flanged unit 350# pressure class. Heavy MFer.
My guys were acting likea bunch of monkeys ****ing a football, so I decided to give them a hand. Big mistake.

Ha!...

"It's kinda heavy, boss!!"

TailgateNut
05-03-2010, 10:08 AM
Ha!...

"It's kinda heavy, boss!!"


Note: It hurts when I laugh.Hilarious!

bronco militia
05-03-2010, 10:13 AM
Note: It hurts when I laugh.Hilarious!

ohhh, sorry....:thumbsup:

tsiguy96
05-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Ha!...

"It's kinda heavy, boss!!"

Hilarious!

and TGN, we may have got the next calvin johnson in thomas. fyi ^5

theAPAOps5
05-03-2010, 10:25 AM
As if the feds ever enforce anything. Just look at the "illegal amnesty threads".

I did talk to another patient at the Center for Spinal Disorders who swears that it helps control the spasms which cause 90% of the pains associated with back problems.

Yeah and in your case you have a demonstrated need. Not like the 21 year old kid who has a tattoo of a ganja leaf that gets his medicine!

I say go for it!

baja
05-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Very sorry to hear this T Nut.

This has helped many friends of mine with back issues.

http://www.thenoblerexk1.com/?mm_campaign=efcdb90b26a4e07949bcf311b4ad8219&keyword=k-1%20vibration%20machine&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=Adwords&gclid=CKWxzfLAtqECFRSdnAod13Cp_A


http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11818033/Whole_Body_Vibration_Machine.jpg

Popcorn Sutton
05-03-2010, 10:45 AM
Hang in there TGN!

gunns
05-03-2010, 11:16 AM
Glad to see you back, but not in that condition. OUCH! Hope they can put you on the mend fast. Just a suggestion, accupuncture.

I'm with you on the WR and QB in the first round. You just don't do that with a WR or give up 3 picks for a QB regardless of how you got them. Anyway, I'm glad you checked in.

Garcia Bronco
05-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Get better. Relax

worm
05-03-2010, 06:47 PM
This to shall pass TGN. Pain free will be just around the corner.

cmhargrove
05-03-2010, 06:52 PM
Sorry to hear about your injury.

Just get yourself a #15 jersey and everything will start feeling better (although it might take a year or two)...

Broncochica
05-03-2010, 09:28 PM
Hey TGN glad you're back just so sorry to hear about your injury. As far as the meds. they are definitely strong & addictive be careful and get better. You & your family are in my prayers!

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-03-2010, 09:36 PM
Wow - that sucks the fat one, amigo.

Had to deal with a slipped disc and sciatica issues a year ago, so I have an idea what it's like.

Hang in there, get plenty of rest, and get well soon!

Sassy
05-03-2010, 09:47 PM
Hang in there TGN!
Yikes! What a run of bad luck!

GoBroncos DownUnder
05-03-2010, 10:50 PM
Sorry to hear TGN, hope it all gets better for you man!

Anything I can do, let me know! :)

missingnumber7
05-04-2010, 06:35 AM
Hope you find that good relaxation point and are able to maintain it.

colonelbeef
05-04-2010, 07:07 AM
I agree with next to nothing you post on here, but that totally sucks. get well dude, and hope your business picks back up.

bronclvr
05-04-2010, 07:51 AM
So sorry to hear of your problems, TGN. I had back problems when I was younger, so I can relate-back pain can be debilitating. As was stated earlier, there are other solutions than Surgery. My best friend hurt his back last week (he also has had multiple surgeries that he regrets)-it really sucks, and they are suggesting Marijuana for his pain. In my case, exercise fixed it, but I suspect that you get enough of it in your profession. Hope things get better for your business, and best of luck to you-

LonghornBronco
05-04-2010, 08:02 AM
Sorry to hear about the run of bad luck. I had an internship with Kiewit and am familiar with what you were working with. Hope your recovery goes better than expected.

P.S. I'm getting my P.E. license in CO soon do you or your company have any need for civil/structural consulting?