Another Kidney Stone!

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Also, I'm not allowed to drive until I'm done with the pain pills and cleared by medical. I'm sitting right now. I really hope it's gone. Haven't seen anything yet.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Well Rob, I think astronauts have to wear them, so don't rule them out!

(But only the real old astronauts)

Marc Lee's Comment
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🤔not sure if seriously suggesting diapers, or a bunch of smart asses! 😂🤣

Not sure but my guess was the general concept was kidney stones = bad (pain, drugs, no can drive... Hydration and urination = good. Diapers = insurance.

My personal experience (post Prostate cancer surgery) is the ones I posted fit much better and are much less obtrusive and more consistently sized than the much bulkier and cheaper Equate (Wally World) house brand. Don't know about "capacity" as mine are more for "insurance" (leakage) than full on "use". Biggest issue I have is really "moisturizer" as the are not breathable. I would pay more for a "high tech" moisture wicking material!

I think anything is better than what you have been doing (not drinking enough and possibly causing or contributing to kidney stones). Remember, when you "feel" thirsty you are already partially dehydrated. What about just using a "bottle"?

Robsteeler's Comment
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All my paperwork has been submitted clearing me to return to work. Hopefully I can roll in the morning. I'll drink more and just pull over when I have to. Thanks guys!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Marc Lee's Comment
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All my paperwork has been submitted clearing me to return to work. Hopefully I can roll in the morning. I'll drink more and just pull over when I have to. Thanks guys!

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BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome news!good-luck.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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So, I was just shooting the breeze with a friend of mine who used to drive as an O/O, and he has also had a history of kidney stones. On the subject of frequent urination, he said he would pee in a bottle WHILE he was driving! He claims lots of drivers do that. Is that really true? Sounds like a highly unsafe practice to me, plus it could get messy. C'mon guys, how many of you have done that? Fess up!

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Rick S.'s Comment
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So, I was just shooting the breeze with a friend of mine who used to drive as an O/O, and he has also had a history of kidney stones. On the subject of frequent urination, he said he would pee in a bottle WHILE he was driving! He claims lots of drivers do that. Is that really true? Sounds like a highly unsafe practice to me, plus it could get messy. C'mon guys, how many of you have done that? Fess up!

This happens more frequently than anyone would care to admit. Large-mouth Gatorade bottles work best (from what I hear). Personally, if it got THAT BAD - I'd pull off, flashers on, and water my tractor-passenger-side tandems - make it look like an inspection. How long could it take? But if you're stuck in traffic, can't get off at a rest area (or even pull over to water the bushes) - when you gotta go.

Messing with your johnson, a bottle AND DRIVING simultaneously is obviously incredibly UNSAFE. Who wants to be the guy that gets cut out of a wreck, with their unit jammed into a milk jug?

That and the issue of "Trucker Bombs" being improperly disposed of. Some companies have even gone as far as to prohibit them, in "company policy" - find a pee bottle in your truck - terminated. If a DOT Man looks in your truck and sees one, you are going to get your logs looked at to see why you don't have enough time to stop and take a leak when you need to.

Article on Trucker Bombs

There are some "onboard systems" you can buy - even have adapters for the ladies.

Rick

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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This happens more frequently than anyone would care to admit. Large-mouth Gatorade bottles work best (from what I hear). Personally, if it got THAT BAD - I'd pull off, flashers on, and water my tractor-passenger-side tandems - make it look like an inspection. How long could it take? But if you're stuck in traffic, can't get off at a rest area (or even pull over to water the bushes) - when you gotta go.

Messing with your johnson, a bottle AND DRIVING simultaneously is obviously incredibly UNSAFE. Who wants to be the guy that gets cut out of a wreck, with their unit jammed into a milk jug? /blockquote>

Cut out of a wreck, with my unit jammed into a milk jug?

Yeah. That would suck!

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Cut out of a wreck, with my unit jammed into a Large-mouth Gatorade bottle?

NSM!

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Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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he said he would pee in a bottle WHILE he was driving! He claims lots of drivers do that. Is that really true?

I'm sure there is no shortage of people doing it.

C'mon guys, how many of you have done that? Fess up!

We're not big on self-incrimination here. We teach best practices and we hope people follow our advice, but we don't put anyone in front of a jury.

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