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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Chronic fatigue, I have it too. Suffering from it right now actually. Been up since 2 AM on 5 hours of sleep for a 14 hr day. Bet Grumpy is pretty tired who is going through school. Bet Old School might be alittle sleepy while recovering from a major eye surgery. Both who are much older than you are. Your chronic fatigue is a mental deficiency and nothing else. You can overcome it.

Good God yes. I don’t know when I have ever been this tired. I am fairly certain I have done the offset back and parallel park at least 1,000 times in the last 3 days. I’m sure it hasn’t really been that many, but it has been at least 10 hours of non stop practice. The offset back is at one end of a building about the length of a football field, and the parallel at the other end. We do the offset, drive around the building, do the parallel, and then pull up to the offset. Repeat continuously.

My thigh hurt so bad yesterday I had to lift it with my hands to move it. My shoulders ache from cranking the wheel back and forth.

Add to that that I have sacroilitis ( sharp pain in the hip joint radiating down the leg with painful tingling in the toes, plus an old (permanent) injury where I separated the cartilage along the left front of my rib cage from the ribs that is exacerbated by cracking the wheel all day. It feels like I have been kicked by a horse. I have barely slept in 4 days due to the pain.

And if they called and told me their student for tonight was a no show, I would zip right over there to do it again, and be happy for the chance.

I am 59 years old, have arthritis in every joint, gout, and the above pain, plus a big toe that doesn’t bend and has a lump of bone scar you can see through my boot. Every single step since I broke it at 10 has been painful. I broke my tibia and fibula 8/2017 completely at the ankle, including a chunk off the ankle. It’s all held on with screws and plates. When I was laying on the ground I lifted my leg and my foot was hanging at a 90 degree angle to my leg.

And I am just grateful there is an industry that will give me an unprejudiced chance to earn a good living at my age. As long as they will let me hobble to the truck and climb in and drive I will do so, and be glad for the chance.

Chronic fatigue, my ass.

Pete's Comment
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You forgot now you kids better stay off of my lawn!! smile.gifsmile.gif

Keep at it grumpy, I'm sure you will be out there running down miles soon.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You forgot now you kids better stay off of my lawn!! smile.gifsmile.gif

Keep at it grumpy, I'm sure you will be out there running down miles soon.

That’s one of my favorite lines, LOL

JuiceBox's Comment
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When it comes to Todd's post, I mostly look forward to the comments. Sometimes I only read the subject line and skip the entire original post just to get to the comments. I mean at least its entertaining I guess

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I’m STILL waiting on the popcorn emoji. Brett?

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