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Old 09-15-2015, 04:21 PM   #1
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Just had a level 1 c5 c6 discectome and fusion. Just fishing to see if anyone else has had this surgery or a similar one. I have a construction back ground but currently work in house at a resort. Service the plumbing and mechanical systems including pump and mechanical rooms. I do evrything from changing pumps and motors to snaking drains and fixing leaks. I have a few questions for you guys and gals out there:
How long till you were back to a full work load?
Was your ability to do your work effected , for good or bad?
Long term how are you doing?
My wife had back surgery a few years ago and she's doing great but she has a desk job. I don't know anyone in our trade that has had this done so I'm not sure what to expect. Any input would be awesome and thank you all for your time.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:08 PM   #2
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I suggest eye surgery as well as this forum requires an introduction. Just look at the top of the page.
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Actually I did make an introduction under introductions. I'm a journeyman in Las Vegas NV , with a construction background , for the last 5 years I've been in house at Planet Hollywood Resort servicing the plumbing and mechanical systems. Please pardon my etiquette I've never been on a forum so don't know the ins and outs.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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We probably didn't see it since you put it inside of someone else's introduction. You should have started a new intro for yourself. At least you did do one. Welcome to the Zone.
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Actually I did make an introduction under introductions. I'm a journeyman in Las Vegas NV , with a construction background , for the last 5 years I've been in house at Planet Hollywood Resort servicing the plumbing and mechanical systems. Please pardon my etiquette I've never been on a forum so don't know the ins and outs.
No problem.
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Actually I did make an introduction under introductions. I'm a journeyman in Las Vegas NV , with a construction background , for the last 5 years I've been in house at Planet Hollywood Resort servicing the plumbing and mechanical systems. Please pardon my etiquette I've never been on a forum so don't know the ins and outs.
Don't sweat it Mechtech. Dhall22 & Chonkie are Dallas fans, therefore, not like us brighter folk! ;-) ;-) You'll have to cut them some slack until they catch up with the rest of the class!!!
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Seahawks don't have back troubles
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Yeah, they have Kam Chancellor contract troubles.
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I had rotator cuff surgery including tendon reattachment, bone spurs and some arthritis areas removed some years back.

I worked my tail off in rehab and was in the gym almost every day. I was back to work in three months.

First job I did was for a work comp exec.
I told him about it and he said " No one comes back to work after that.

I then told him I'm self employed, I had to come back.
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I had ACL in my left knee back in 1992 and again in 1993,
in 2003 I lost all my cartridge out of my left knee and ended up have a
total left knee replacement in 2007 after which I was told could not work as a plumber anymore !
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