Watch Your Health

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Papa Pig's Comment
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Be careful out here and always keep up with your health.

Been off work since last Monday the 18th with pneumonia. Went to work fine, woke up to get a trailer fixed, then was suddenly so sick with fever and chills in couldn’t pull the load. I said screw this and went to urgent care. No problem getting the load taken off. Thought it was the flu but the fever wouldn’t go away . At first they just gave me a covid test and said I was negative for covid and would be fine in a few days. After 2 more days of fever and body aches I went back to the ER and was almost admitted. The Doc was great and looked like he was from central casting. Had an eye patch and everything lol. Told me that I was very sick and was lucky I had came in. It could have ended badly

The antibiotics have done their work and I’m healing up. Breathing is still not 💯 but getting a lot better. Have been cleared from safety and HR to head back to work this Monday. I went from being completely fine to dang near on “at least what felt like” deaths door. Was a spooky feeling . Be safe drivers!

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Dang, man!

Something's going around, & it ain't Covid. Tom was home sick last week of Sept., First of October with a 'non covid' bug, too...but it wasn't as bad as yours.

Glad you are back to good, man.

Take care, too!

~ Anne ~

Papa Pig's Comment
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Pulled my first load since I got sick today. Normally I leave out on Sunday night and drive to my store for Monday but didn’t get to the dc till 0900. Had a few issues getting my truck to sync up to my tablet.

I told my fleet manager that I would be taking my time and wouldn’t be as quick . He said not to worry and get back in at whatever pace I felt comfortable with.

It’s amazing how quickly your body gets unaccustomed to setting at the wheel. My back was aching after 2 hrs of driving!! I was able to get 2 stops off and didn’t seem to have any breathing issues. I will finish this load tomorrow and see what the rest of the week brings.

Feels good to be back!

Fleet Manager:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Good to read that you're on the mend.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Wishing you the best for a full recovery and regaining your energy. You're wise to not push yourself too hard at this point, you've already proven yourself.

Old School's Comment
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Glad to see you back!

Pace yourself and make sure you are good to go before really kicking in full speed. It sounds like you are feeling really good. I'm glad to hear it!

Navypoppop's Comment
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Don't push too hard Papa Pig! It's hard to come back at full strength after being sidelined especially doing your kind of work. Slow and steady will get you back to normal in no time. It's great to see that you are feeling better.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Be careful out here and always keep up with your health.

Been off work since last Monday the 18th with pneumonia. Went to work fine, woke up to get a trailer fixed, then was suddenly so sick with fever and chills in couldn’t pull the load. I said screw this and went to urgent care. No problem getting the load taken off. Thought it was the flu but the fever wouldn’t go away . At first they just gave me a covid test and said I was negative for covid and would be fine in a few days. After 2 more days of fever and body aches I went back to the ER and was almost admitted. The Doc was great and looked like he was from central casting. Had an eye patch and everything lol. Told me that I was very sick and was lucky I had came in. It could have ended badly

The antibiotics have done their work and I’m healing up. Breathing is still not 💯 but getting a lot better. Have been cleared from safety and HR to head back to work this Monday. I went from being completely fine to dang near on “at least what felt like” deaths door. Was a spooky feeling . Be safe drivers!

I had a mild case of walking pneumonia (where a person is not so sick to be bed ridden) in 2010 and I felt like I was hit by a truck. I had absolutely no energy to do anything. Pneumonia is quite serious and it's unfortunate that the first time all the medical staff did was test for COVID-19. This is like an ancillary affect to the pandemic. The way all illnesses are handled and treated has changed.

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.
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