Where I been lately....

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  1. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

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    I have been extremely busy lately and have been unable to visit here as much as I like. Here is whats been going on.

    1. My son turns 4 months old on September 18th. Boy sure is growing up fast.

    2. I have just started my 3rd year in college and going towards a computer science degree. I just completed my CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) Degree in Aviation Maintenance. Classes are hard and taking up most of my time.

    3. Undergoing a medical review board for my lower back. I got the informal results from Randolf AFB and they want to give me a 10% Disabiltiy rating with severence pay. I pretty much told them to shove it, and now I am going to Texas in October to go in front of the Formal board. There I will fight for a higher disablility rating or Retirement. I came into the Air Force healthy, injured myself while working, by god they can pay for my medical.

    This is about all thats going on, so things are pretty hetic here. Hope everyone is doing good. Miss talking to yall.
     
  2. evangilder

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    Sounds like your plate is pretty full. I hope things work out with your back.
     
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    You will want to get a second opinion from a non military doctor I think. I've known a few people hurt and military doctors aren't always looking out for your best interest.
     
  4. beaupower32

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    Yeah, I have about 2 years worth of a off-base doctor's notes. He is the one that did my surgery also. He says I have Degenerative (Spelling?) Disc Disese/lumbago. He also states that I will need surgery about every 10 years or so.
     
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    Glad your still around BP. Take care of yourself.
     
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    Truly feel for u Beau with the DDD, as I'm right there with u... Pain every stinkin day...

    Lemme ask u a question: Do u get sharp deep pains in/on ur front hip bones from time to time???
     
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    Dam BP sorry to hear that, hope you get is taken care of - but congrats on the 4 month birthday coming up!
     
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    Yes, from time to time. Before my surgery, I had numbness down the back of my right leg to the calf mussle. Come to find out that a disc had shifted so far over it was crushing the nerves in the spinal canal. Had to have surger to correct that, plus some other things like cleaning out the defective area and trimming some bone/cartlage out.

    Unfourtently, this will be something I deal with for the rest of my life. As Les can attest, this isnt the greatest feeling in the world, and sometimes hurts like a B!tch.
     
  9. Vic Balshaw

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    I really feel for you Beau, I've been there and got me a full redundancy package just prior to taking my full pension, so stick to your guns mate and good luck.
     
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    Give em hell, Beau.

    On a side note, where in Texas are ya headed? If you're up in the Dallas area, give a shout-out!
     
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    I will be at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. If I was closer Rabid I deffently would give a shout out and we could meet up somewhere.
     
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    Take care Beau, hope things work out for you mate...
     
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    Best wishes mate and if we can help ....
     
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    Yea Beau, Ive been dealing with those pains down the back of ur leg for years man... The sciatic nerve gets pinched by a lower back spasm and bang...

    I unfortunatly, even tho all the pains started in the Navy, got ZERO disability etc etc when I got out in 96... Stick to ur guns Brother...
     
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    Hope everything works out Beau! We'll still be here with a place at the table for ya!

    Gary, that avatar is awesome!! :):):)
     
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    Sorry to hear about all of this Beau. Hope everything picks up for you in the near future.

    Good to hear that thing are going well with your son and college though, just a shame about the back.
     
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