I've Been Sick This Week

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TCB's Comment
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Praying and wishing you a speedy recovery my friend. Your not really missing much this week, snow and ice out West as far down into SW TX. and a hurricane heading toward the Gulf Coast.

Loid L.'s Comment
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I know I'm new here, but your story blows up my mind. I wish you the fastest recovery that could be ever imagined.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I know I'm new here, but your story blows up my mind. I wish you the fastest recovery that could be ever imagined.

That is SO kind of you, Loid. I love the spelling of your name, btw. Old School is one of our 'walk of famers' here on TT. Read through some of his posts and diaries. He puts 1000% into all he does; be it trucking, family, contributing here, and on and on. Our 'flatbedder' extraordinaire, for sure! Welcome to Trucking Truth !!!

~ Anne ~

Old School's Comment
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Hey friends, I just wanted to give a quick update. I am still really struggling with my vision. I've had a lot of problems with these eye surgeries. I am currently scheduled for a third surgery on the 20th of this month. My retina has detached again after my second surgery. The doctors do not understand why this keeps happening. They are going to try a little more aggressive approach this time with an "oil" bubble in my eye rather than the usual "gas" bubble. This approach will mean that I have to have a fourth surgery in about six months to remove the oil bubble from my eye.

For the current time, I will not be able to continue my driving career. It is quite possible that I am done for good. Knight is wanting me to stay on as an employee, but I don't really know how all that is going to turn out. We will just have to see what they have to offer and if it is something I am willing to do. I can get a medical exemption, but it will require me to stay intrastate. So, there are a lot of changes underfoot for me. I've been able to participate a little in the forum lately and that is enjoyable, but I am limited to how much time I can spend looking at a phone/computer screen.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Jeeze brother. More prayers coming your way.

Rick

Rob T.'s Comment
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You just can't catch a break! If you decide to take advantage of being intrastate atleast you're in a great state to do so and not in a tiny place like Rhode Island. Hopefully the 3rd times a charm. The fact that Knight is trying to keep you on board in some capacity speaks volumes to how much of a rockstar you are. Get better soon Old School!

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Scott M's Comment
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Old school- Get well soon! A friend of mine, an electrical lineman, had the same detached retina injury. He had the gas bubble in the left eye, was told to lay down on left side only, with left side of head touching pillow. It took him about a 1 1/2 months to get well- he’s 55. Also found your blog- Thanks, already read several articles.

PJ's Comment
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Oh man OS this sure is bad news for sure. Prayers coming to you and your family for a full recovery sir!!

Kuddo’s to Knight for working with you.

I can’t even imagine what your going through. But I know you can beat it. We miss you around here for sure and look forward to your full recovery.

Auggie69's Comment
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Hey friends, I just wanted to give a quick update. I am still really struggling with my vision. I've had a lot of problems with these eye surgeries. I am currently scheduled for a third surgery on the 20th of this month. My retina has detached again after my second surgery. The doctors do not understand why this keeps happening. They are going to try a little more aggressive approach this time with an "oil" bubble in my eye rather than the usual "gas" bubble. This approach will mean that I have to have a fourth surgery in about six months to remove the oil bubble from my eye.

For the current time, I will not be able to continue my driving career. It is quite possible that I am done for good. Knight is wanting me to stay on as an employee, but I don't really know how all that is going to turn out. We will just have to see what they have to offer and if it is something I am willing to do. I can get a medical exemption, but it will require me to stay intrastate. So, there are a lot of changes underfoot for me. I've been able to participate a little in the forum lately and that is enjoyable, but I am limited to how much time I can spend looking at a phone/computer screen.

Whatever happens I'm sure you'll land on your feet :) My mom had that surgery and my wife went to sit with her for 2 weeks while she laid down like that. Geez, can't think of anything worse.

The worst part for you, I'm sure, is not being able to DO ANYTHING! That would drive me nuts. Have to keep busy. Explore ways to keep engaged (text to speech) other than watching reruns of "I Love Lucy" all day ;)

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

G-Town's Comment
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I’m very sorry and sad to hear this Old School. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

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