I’ve Had A Set Back

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Dennis L's Comment
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I was on days off on July 20th when I tore my right arm bicep muscle or tendons. My last load was on July 16.

As of today my doctor says 2 more weeks off without surgery or up to two months with surgery.

I’ve had an MRI today, but it didn’t cover the elbow which is what my Orthopedic Surgeon needs to see. His visual exam suggests a muscle tissue tear only.

He may order a second MRI tomorrow to determine if the tendons are torn.

If only a muscle tear I could be cleared to return to work after 2 weeks (Aug 8). If tendons torn requiring surgery could be up to two months.

I will clean out and return my truck to Prime this week. When I’m able to return will be assigned a different truck.

If I go over 30 days from July 16, then I will be terminated after Aug 15 because under one year I don’t qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act.

I can be rehired to the fleet later.

I’ll know more in a couple days.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I was on days off on July 20th when I tore my right arm bicep muscle or tendons. My last load was on July 16.

As of today my doctor says 2 more weeks off without surgery or up to two months with surgery.

I’ve had an MRI today, but it didn’t cover the elbow which is what my Orthopedic Surgeon needs to see. His visual exam suggests a muscle tissue tear only.

He may order a second MRI tomorrow to determine if the tendons are torn.

If only a muscle tear I could be cleared to return to work after 2 weeks (Aug 8). If tendons torn requiring surgery could be up to two months.

I will clean out and return my truck to Prime this week. When I’m able to return will be assigned a different truck.

If I go over 30 days from July 16, then I will be terminated after Aug 15 because under one year I don’t qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act.

I can be rehired to the fleet later.

I’ll know more in a couple days.

Oh my dang to the dam. SHIX.

So close and yet so far. I've got NO offer up w/words, I'm still healing from a 1 year plus old, torn rotator cuff.. awh...damg.

I'm sorry.

Prayers and whatever you believe in, be with you good sir.

I'm so sorry .

I'll keep my sailor's mouth shut on here.

AUUUUCHHHHHHHG......

let usn's know..

G'TOWN ! How long did YOURS take you ?!?!? ~ Anne & Tom ~ (the guy w/hand over my mouth..)

feel better. so sorry.

BK's Comment
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Geez, that’s not good news. How did you tear up your arm? Job related?

With your arm on the fritz, I hope you have help cleaning out your truck. Get better soon.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Sounds a lot like what I did.

I decided to reach for the dock post while my jetski was still move. Felt a pop on the inside of my elbow…on the forearm side.

Extremely painful, but slowly feeling better. I used the Google to see what exactly I did. They say that rest and recovery will help heel it.

Hopefully you’ll get back to work soon

Dave T.'s Comment
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Even with FMLA, it’s still not a guarantee that you’ll still have a job when your ready to go back to work. I lost my job after having a big time surgery on my leg. I hit the 12 week mark and they cut me loose. It ended up being a year and a half before I could get back to work though due to complications from the surgery. They offered my job back as a new hire but I was more interested in the seniority, pay rate and vacation time. The job was a major factor in needing the surgery so I decided not to go back. The worst part was losing my insurance in the middle of the recovery process and I had to fork a lot of money out to pay for COBRA. Always have a backup plan if things go south.

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Dennis,

I am in Springfield, waiting for a new truck, after turning in my old truck yesterday.

Let me know when you plan on moving your stuff out of your truck. If I'm still here, I'll help you.

Dennis L's Comment
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Thanks for the offer Chief Brody. I’ll be in Springfield on Thursday to clean out the truck to turn it in.

My FM told me that he can get someone from Security to help me if I need it.

I’m doing a second MRI today of elbow area this time instead of shoulder Area.

Fm:

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.
BK's Comment
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Thanks for the offer Chief Brody. I’ll be in Springfield on Thursday to clean out the truck to turn it in.

My FM told me that he can get someone from Security to help me if I need it.

I’m doing a second MRI today of elbow area this time instead of shoulder Area.

Get some elbow grease from the shop. Works wonders.

Fm:

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. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Thanks for the offer Chief Brody. I’ll be in Springfield on Thursday to clean out the truck to turn it in.

My FM told me that he can get someone from Security to help me if I need it.

I’m doing a second MRI today of elbow area this time instead of shoulder Area.

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Get some elbow grease from the shop. Works wonders.

BK;

Are you sure you're really a driver, or a cousin of Howie Mandell, in guise?!?

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~ Anne ~

Fm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chief Brody's Comment
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Let me know when you're headed to the transfer station and I'll meet you there

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