Well, That Was Short & Sweet . . .

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Mike H.'s Comment
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Heal fast and get back out there

Sending prayers

Meper's Comment
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Get well soon Jopa! Hope you have a full and speedy recovery!

Meper

The Dude's Comment
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God bless, Jopa. I'm sure you'll turn out fine and be driving again before you know it. The world needs more people who are as positive as you!

Mark P.'s Comment
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There will be time that you will be back very soon.

Johnny G.'s Comment
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I started feeling some pains in my shoulders about 6 weeks ago . . . they got more intense after I ate and when I did anything strenuous like hooking/unhooking my trailer . . . I finally got home long enough to see my own doctor . . . he had me do lab work and take a stress test . . . "Well?" I asked . . . "get your butt to the hospital - now!" was the short version of his answer . . . I'm writing this from my hospital bed . . . my kidneys were failing and now I'm in for a few procedures and six weeks off before I can continue to drive (which I WILL return to ASAP) . . . one complicating factor is that I went lease/op right out of training . . . I was going to give myself 1 full year before I weighed in on the whole "Do I or don't I" about leasing . . . I will make one comment, though . . . my good friend Ken C. (I have the distinct pleasure of calling both Ken C and Daniel B good friends as a result of both this website and Prime training) stayed on as a company driver and so I was able to directly compare my experience to his . . . I enjoyed the freedom of the lease over being a company driver and I averaged $1,000 per week income (keep in mind I have to pay ALL my own txes out of that) so when I go back, I'll do another lease . . . because of the time off I will need to terminate the lease and turn in the truck (it had 30 miles on it when I got it) so I'm more sad about that then the medical stuff I am facing . . . thank you Old School for that thoughtful, personal email you sent me . . . that's one classy guy, Old School . . . anyway, I will post when I can and I hope I can keep the wolves at bay until I can start making "revenooo" again soon (Ken C gets that one) . . . so for those of you that are believers, I crave your prayers . . . those who aren't, send good thoughts my way . . . everyone, appreciate what you have becuse it can be taken away very quickly and without warning . . .

Jopa

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SAP:Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

I'll be praying for you for a quick recovery. How scary health problems can be.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey Buddy....I know you'll come out smelling like a Rose, especially after having the Hospital Sponge Bath...! Always know they can't keep a Good Man down and your one of the Best We got at Prime even though you're a Lease Driver...

Ken C.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ATXJEHU's Comment
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Glad you got a speedy diagnosis with a good plan of treatment. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of healing.

Sheffield Mick's Comment
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Always enjoyed your posts Joppa......prayers said for your speedy recovery my friend.

Greg S.'s Comment
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Jopa hope it all turns out well for you. Your health is the most important item as a truck driver. Sorry to hear you had to give up the lease but there will be a new opportunity upon your return. Wish you the best, get some rest and I'm sure the Doc will fix you up and be back on the road soon.

Terry C.'s Comment
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Hey Jopa.....brother you already have the Angels on your side for getting you to see the doctor when you did!! Imagine if you tried to "tough it out" and get on the road. I don't bring my spiritual beliefs on this forum as it's not a place for it but I will pray/meditate and send some healing light your way. I'm so relieved that we're reading about this before it was too late!! The Lord is with you! Keep the faith and here's to a full and speedy recovery!

Terry C

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