Post-surgery Update And Return-To-Work Questions...

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Marc Lee's Comment
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After my surgery in Aug, Prime wanted 48 hours between my narcotics and a new physical. Yes i gave the return to work stuff, but needed the new DOT physical anyway.

I only took a couple percacet the day after the surgery. I was out 6 weeks. I returned without a lifting restriction.

You need to lift any damaged and refused freight boxes so that 10 lb restriction will probably be the main issue.

Good luck and congrats on a speedy recovery

Thanks Rainy. I sort of assume I need to sit out the 10 pound lift limit. Anyone know how much those kingpin locks weigh? (Guessing fairly close to 10#). Figure that would be a good test... if I can do they squat/waddle/unlock/lock maneuver I am probably good.

Target / Amazon is supposed to be 100% no touch. Target (where I was training) is all (multiple) D&H.

Amazon (destination account) is pegged at 10% live UL/L but all no touch.

Doubt if that really matters much though. Heck! I think my bag with tire guage, water, ice cleats, atlas was over that. Guessing I can ditch the cleats though!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, you feeling any better? Up and about? Able to leap tall buildings yet?

Thanks Bruce. Doing well. As well or better than was led to believe is normal. Not quite leaping tall buildings however.

Next milestone will be not needing to wear a diaper!

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(Control is way better than 0. Not yet close to 100%).

TMI?

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Next milestone will be not needing to wear a diaper!

dont worry, my 2 year old is still working on that too smile.gif

In all seriousness glad things are progressing nicely. You're one step closer to getting back on the road! We're all pulling for a fast recovery.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Glad to hear you are on the mend!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks Rob! Feeling stronger every day!

Yes I know... I have great company in the diaper department. We had a 7-month old visitor today. Hey! At least I can change my own! Of course I hear diapers can be an asset in trucking!

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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I literally busted GUT reading that diaper thing lol.....I told my peoples, when I have to wear diapers and drooling, can't remember my name, Just find a barn, take me out behind it, and shoot me! lol

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I literally busted GUT reading that diaper thing lol.....I told my peoples, when I have to wear diapers and drooling, can't remember my name, Just find a barn, take me out behind it, and shoot me! lol

Well, Steve, Marc has step one of your plan accomplished. He's no doubt working hard on steps 2 and 3.

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Glad you're recovering quickly. If you don't have a catheter this soon after the procedure, you're doing better than most.

A friends husband had the procedure done around 6 months ago. Was "on the bag" for 45 days post, and she still hasn't "gotten any" sicne the surgery.

Take it easy, allow yourself to heal. It's better to take an extra week or two, than risk a complication or injury that could screw you up worse. Like I said - sounds like you are already doing better than most - count your blessings.

You will obviously have to re-take a DOT and Company Physical (don't forget to get your new med card over to your state DMV).

Best wishes for a speedy recovery - keep us posted on your progress.

Rick

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks Rick and Stevo!

Never got around to the Living Will / Medical Directive thing. When it came up I told my surviving Siblings when it was decision time on "plug pulling" I was fine with "Rock / Paper / Scissors" but if I lost it should go "2 out of 3!"

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Got a message and called back JB Hunt. Seems I have yet another recruiter.

Sort of holding until my next round of appointments with Surgeon and then Primary / Intetnist June 3rd. They are willing to start RE-onboarding at that time.

The DOT Examiner's they use for the Target DC (my training account) are just down the road from the hospital and part of the same group. If I go right after my appointments I could most likely get a new Federal Medical Certificate & Card at my expense which I think they would take. If not I will most likely lose a couple more days (as they require appointments). Can call him the day before my exams (his suggestion). Could try that request one more time. Just sneaking up on "6-month" training "certificate" thingy. Anyone know any more about that one (what drives it, details, etc.)? Do I need a job offer? Start date? (Orientation? Actually get in a truck with a trainer?)

Graduation was 12/19/2018. Diploma is dated 12/15/2018 (at least 1st one was. They sent me another due to a "printing error"!

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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