Off To ROEHL I Go!!!

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Chris M.'s Comment
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Craig L. Correct, I see him tomorrow and hopefully everything goes well. Doug C. I appreciate it buddy. Means alot!

Chris M.'s Comment
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So I just got back from my doctors and he has given me two choices. 1. Remove my gallbladder (which he recommends) 2. Check back in 3 months from now and do more blood test to see if my liver enzymes are still high and do an ultrasound to make sure my polyp hasn't grown more. I went with number 2, so I can startvmy journey in the trucking business and hopefully it is the right choice. I dont have any symptoms.... my stomach don't hurt, I dont have any weird pains. But that's what I chose and off the roehl I go this sunday.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Hopefully everything works out well. I don't believe they test that for a DOT physical, I'm pretty sure it's just sugars/protein and drugs in urine sample so you should be good there.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I think you made a wise choice. One thing I would do if it were me is get another doctor to have a check done for a second opinion. I know a bit about having organ removal, and getting a second, third, fourth, and fifth diagnosis performed. It saved my life a few months ago, once I finally got the right doctor with the correct diagnosis.

Craig L.'s Comment
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So I just got back from my doctors and he has given me two choices. 1. Remove my gallbladder (which he recommends) 2. Check back in 3 months from now and do more blood test to see if my liver enzymes are still high and do an ultrasound to make sure my polyp hasn't grown more. I went with number 2, so I can startvmy journey in the trucking business and hopefully it is the right choice. I dont have any symptoms.... my stomach don't hurt, I dont have any weird pains. But that's what I chose and off the roehl I go this sunday.

Look health is wealth, don't do this all for trucking. If you want to be around for a while so you can truck. Just make sure you have made the right decision. Are you having any symptoms at all ? I am around your age and am changing my diet, I seem to be tired and have headaches often so I hope it is just my food choices and I can correct it. Lets say you wait 3 months and liver enzymes are high and polyp has grown, you will still have to have it removed.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Chris, Good choice, once they take it, you can't really get it back. Good Luck, and keep us posted about school.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Chris, just something to consider. I used to be a surgical tech. It was my job to set up the O.R. and pass all the instruments. I scrubbed in on lots of gallbladder cases. If your doctor is recommending surgery I would listen to him. Find out exactly why he wants to operate and also consider a second opinion. Don't take any chances. You can live fine without your gallbladder, millions have. Take care.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Getting nervous as the time gets closer? Maybe I missed it, but how long of a bus ride is it?

Craig L.'s Comment
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Getting nervous as the time gets closer? Maybe I missed it, but how long of a bus ride is it?

Yeah hopefully he documents his experience and gives you the details! :)

Chris M.'s Comment
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Well, I made it to Wisconsin and met 2 other people on the way here. I flew and the bus ride would've taken 30 hours. Got settled in my hotel room and relaxing for the rest of the night. First day starts tomorrow. I'll keep y'all posted.

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