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Author Topic: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip  (Read 21777 times)

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2016, 12:30 PM »
Well I have moved to the second position for a wile Im now in Export Pa First need for A/C  temps 97o Spring is here ! Frank :)clap
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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2016, 12:45 PM »
Nothing but sunny days.....
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Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2016, 07:48 PM »
Well When I left Raystown for Export My Soninlaw asked me to bring one of his boats back with me to get it ready for the water (been sitting for a couple years) Hooking the trailer up to the R/V I yanked on the trailer to align instead of moveing R/V . 2 days later suddenly pain and numbness in R Arm / hand  pain pills xrays Drs Finally see a hand specialist He diagnosed it as a neck problem @ weeks later see a Neck specialist more x rays Need an MRI    Finally apt for MRI & Dr again Problem herniated disk Surgery scheduled Fri the 15th if I can get all the tests needed Blood Test OK  Chest x ray OK Trying to get a stress test w Dr that did my Bypass 20 yrs ago If all goes well I will be able to drive in a couple weeks   Like I keep saying if you make plans something will always go wrong  $@!#@! Frank
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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2016, 11:09 PM »
Best wishes, Frank. :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go
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Offline joanfenn

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2016, 11:18 PM »
Frank you have to learn to take it easy.  We don't heal well at our age. N:(

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2016, 09:27 AM »
Which discs and are they going in through the front? I ask that since I had it done many years ago and when they move the trachea it never goes back in place correctly and chances of trouble swallowing are better than 50%. Ask a lot of questions on this one since some people end up eating through tubes! Not trying to be an alarmist, just warning you. Mine was C3-C6. I had to wear a cervical collar and no driving for 6 weeks although I did drive, you cannot turn your head in the collar. How did they expect me to get to therapy? Mine was due to a broken neck sometime prior to that but I talked to many doctors and throat specialist since and that was when I learned all about it. I am lucky, I can eat but I am pretty limited in what I can eat. No dry foods, they just will not go down and I tend to aspirate liquids into my lungs since the airway never completely closes. Ask questions!!!

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2016, 12:47 PM »
The hernia is @ 6 and the calcium deposits are @ 7 They mentioned moveing the windpipe , The possible problems listed on the paper they give you are numerous But they are written by the lawyers The Dr doing the procedure has done a lot of them . Its not something can do myself ! So heres hopeing . They said if everything goes well should be able to drive in 2 weeks I hope The Jam in Ohio is Aug 1st  But @ 80 there is not a lot of future left anyway And yes we cannot do the things we used to do, I have always had good luck with surgerys Praying all goes well  W% Frank  Also got picture of the Turkeys this AM early
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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2016, 02:48 PM »
Turkeys. Looks like Rick, Joan and Terry came to visit! :)
M & J

Offline joanfenn

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2016, 06:20 PM »
Hey I just reread this post, are those the three turkeys you saw two years ago that no one else saw?  Talk about slow developing pictures.   Wow.

(note to Mike.. :P )

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2016, 07:17 PM »
There are many Turkeys here I have seen 7 or 8 at a time  There were 5 This moring but I could not get the right angle I was afraid I would spook them rolling down the window or the dog would start barking Also watch a couple rabbits and ground hogs eating along with a couple Deer ! I made sure the camera was set correctly If you magnify last years pictures you can see the turkeys   W% Frank
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Offline joanfenn

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2016, 07:46 PM »
That is strange, that picture is two, 2, years to the day.  And I still don't see those turkeys.  You must have had a premonition that you would see three turkeys in your viewfinder one day.   W%

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2016, 08:12 PM »
Good luck with the surgery Frank and you are right, there is little you can do about it. I hope all goes well.
Hey Mike, I got your turkey! $@!#@!

I get herds of them in my yard, 20-30 at a time. The place looks like someone came through with a tiller when they are done. :D I will find some pictures tomorrow.

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2016, 09:28 PM »
Well surgery is completed, Surgeon could not proceed as planned due to collar bones were in the way of drilling and installing titanium reinforceing plate , So instead of a 2 week healing time im @ a 6 Week mend just like a broken arm , But as usual a cathador problem has made stay a day longer and and extra B/S dealing with Foly   Back @ Winnebago for recovery !  Frank
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Offline joanfenn

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2016, 09:37 PM »
Hang in there Frank.  Just cuddle up to Louie and try to take it easy.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2016, 07:23 AM »
I have found things never seem to go as well as planned as we get older. Take it easy and get well. :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2016, 08:34 PM »
Frank, How are you doing? Things healing up alright?

Offline HandyDan

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2016, 10:03 PM »
Yeah, Frank, how are you mending?  Inquiring minds want to know!
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Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2016, 12:04 PM »
The neck has turned out to be no problem Healed well very little pain , The cathader well now that's another thing , Removed 3 times could not evacuate due to bladder is still in spasm Am trying to not do anything Very difficult ! Hopefully next removal all will work as normal Looks like another failed attempt at dream trip But that's life   Frank
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Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2016, 04:16 PM »
Well seems after a few more setbacks, Went to cemetery to visit Parents graves w my brother I strained my knee traversing steep hillside , Another couple weeks of takeing it very easy, Then the hurricanes down south preventing R/V travel But looks like next tue ill be ready Plan on stopping @ Tina,s on the way to Wilmington SC . So here,s hopeing  Rick the swallowing has returned to normal But the numbness in the hand/ finger is much slower due to pinched nerve damage Hope Winnie does not need any special attention ! Frank
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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2016, 07:04 PM »
You aren't coming through NJ are you?

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2016, 10:52 AM »
Nope TP To breezwood then south ! But whenever I get back to North Wales I am pretty close to NJ ! Frank
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2016, 10:58 AM »
Let me know when and maybe we can meet somewhere.

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2016, 06:42 PM »
 :)ThmbUp  OK  Will do !
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Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2016, 01:32 PM »
Well I was about ready to pull out Sept 20 But on the 18th as I was getting out of the R/V Louie ran out still on his leash, And tripped me as I stepped off last step causing me to fall on my Left Knee and my right hand  Either broke or stoved my big finger  $@!#@!, Now 2 weeks later I am going to try to pull out this week Finger still swelled up and Black & Blue not quite gone, But weather is getting cold so ready to try again ! Knee is still sore but useable So before any more ACCIDENTS  D:oH! I will try to continue trip  Frank
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Re: Start of the 2014 Dream Trip
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2016, 01:59 PM »
Wow sorry to hear that.  I guess that Louie was so happy to finally be getting away on this trip he got a little too excited.  Go careful Frank or I am going to change your name to Murphy.

 

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