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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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Just one day at a time. I walked the first time last night. I can't lift more than 10 lbs for six weeks so my sternum and rib bones can grow back together. Right now. These are in place with stainless steel weaving/stitches. According to the saw bones, I'm setting records for recovery. I've been shot, blown up, bombed, 250+ parachute jumps, six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, broken neck and a broken back. This too shall pass because everything is temporary. Plus...there is still a lot of freight that needs to be hauled.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Just one day at a time. I walked the first time last night. I can't lift more than 10 lbs for six weeks so my sternum and rib bones can grow back together. Right now. These are in place with stainless steel weaving/stitches. According to the saw bones, I'm setting records for recovery. I've been shot, blown up, bombed, 250+ parachute jumps, six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, broken neck and a broken back. This too shall pass because everything is temporary. Plus...there is still a lot of freight that needs to be hauled.

WOW! PackRat that's AWESOME!

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Guess what? I will have the SAME (nothing over 10 lbs. for 6 weeks) restriction after my WAY MORE MILD surgery.

Pretty amazing Dude!

Keep doing what you need to do and soon this will all be a blur in your convex mirrors!

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations PackRat!

It sounds like you're doing very well. An American Soldier never gets distracted with all the difficulties and chaos going on around him. He's focused on his mission and makes it happen. Those same qualities make for great truck drivers. It looks to me like you're at the top of your game. Keep it up, and next time we end up parked at the same truck stop, I'm gonna find you and be very proud to shake your hand!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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This very story and thread is why it is so important to donate. Congrats Packrat on your continued recovery.

Daddys H.'s Comment
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As a lurker for many years I had to create an account to let you know Packrat that you are my new hero. You are in my prayers. “ By HIS stripes you were healed”. And thank you for your service!

PackRat's Comment
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As a lurker for many years I had to create an account to let you know Packrat that you are my new hero. You are in my prayers. “ By HIS stripes you were healed”. And thank you for your service!

Thanks for joining the TT forum and your kind words. Nothing heroic here, just trying to survive each day like everybody else here on Earth. Welcome Aboard!

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Happy to see you back and bull heading your way through recovery

PackRat's Comment
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Another PLUS day today. Same meds as yesterday, just all pills or the thing I do fear: Shots. I hate needles going into me! Took four walks today around the hospital floor I’m on. On the final one, I got to try walking down and back up one flight of stairs between the two floors. No issues, but I can actually feel that small bit of extra exertion in my leg muscles tonight. Numbers on all the tests they do are starting to level out, which is another good sign of progress and not rejecting the new ticker. A great big sincere thanks to all for the prayers, thoughts, and following my rambles.thank-you.gifthank-you.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Great News PackRat!

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