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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:50 AM

Glad to hear your feeling better today. You really need to get that neck checked out, can't play around with nerve damage.
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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:56 AM

:ditto: on the feeling better! I can relate to neck problems as I have those issues all my life from whiplash injuries. I think everyone will be much happier as the weather warms up.


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:03 AM

Glad to hear your feeling better today. You really need to get that neck checked out, can't play around with nerve damage.

 

 

I spoke with my Dr about my neck at my last checkup, but he wanted to concentrate on my blood thinning balance, then later look at my neck.  But I'm bringing up my neck again, as I have to get it taken care of soon as I can.  It may have to wait till I get corn planted.  But I'd still like to get a scan of my neck asap to see exactly what's going on in there.


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:10 AM

Not sure what I'll do today just yet.  There are so many jobs to choose from.


I feel your pain. The days I have no laid out plans on what hobs I am doing are the days I get nothing done. I've started to become a "list' person so I can get stuff done, good feeling to cross it off the list.
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I hate that I've not made many posts concerning GT's lately, but it's been taking all my energy just to get chores accomplished. Maybe once solid warm weather arrives it'll get me moving better & I can spend some time with my hobby.


Yea, but we understand Daniel. Keeping the farm running keeps the food on your table, that's more important than you out here chatting about GT's. Now we liketo hear when you take some "me" time and relax with your GT hobby, but we know you gotta keep things going.
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Posted March 23, 2015 - 01:46 PM

Today I did the morning milking, then after breakfast headed to the shop to weld all these brackets & support pieces together.  These are the parlor parts I cut Saturday.

 

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Then I got the large angle grinder with stiff brush on it & cleaned up our rough old home built press, then gave it a coat of silver paint.  I'd like things to look decent when I move items to the new shop.  I had to pick up this new 20 ton jack for this press the other day, as the old one bled down almost as fast as you could pump it.  I likely can repair the shutoff valve on the old one later, but wanted to be sure & have a good one now.

 

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Then grandson Case & I took the cattle trailer back out to the barn at Dad's.  Spent a while after that with Case showing him how some tools work in the shop.  He enjoyed our 1 on 1 time...I did too.


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 05:14 AM

Glad you got to spend time with Case! The press looks good.


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:47 AM

How has the weather been down there. Mostly in the 40s here yet. When is planting time?  Wife has cabin fever REAL bad.  Thinking about coming down that way, maybe I could help you out for a few days. Wife could hold counsel with all the animals about their behavioral issues.



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Posted March 24, 2015 - 10:55 AM

How has the weather been down there. Mostly in the 40s here yet. When is planting time?  Wife has cabin fever REAL bad.  Thinking about coming down that way, maybe I could help you out for a few days. Wife could hold counsel with all the animals about their behavioral issues.

50's today, 75 tomorrow, but the next day back to high 40's to low 50's.  Planting time is usually no sooner than the last week of April.  


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:15 PM

How has the weather been down there. Mostly in the 40s here yet. When is planting time? Wife has cabin fever REAL bad. Thinking about coming down that way, maybe I could help you out for a few days. Wife could hold counsel with all the animals about their behavioral issues.

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Teresa has a Dr checkup tomorrow, so I think I'll go with her.  Then after that, I will go see the spinal center to get an appointment to see about my neck.  Slept bad last night from pain going from my neck down my arm, and today my neck is making crunching sounds & giving me a headache.  I at least need to find out exactly what is causing this, then figure out when to get it fixed IF it requires any surgery.  I had been on meds for arthritis for a few years, but now I'm wondering if it's been a neck problem all along.  The problems were almost all in my hands & arms, with absolutely NO swelling at all.  Now that they took me off the arthritis meds, this neck has gotten worse, along with my arms & hands.  The meds were anti-inflammatory, so it would work on swelling at a nerve in my neck as well as arthritis in joints.  Oh well, I'll let the spinal docs figure it out.

 It's almost impossible for me to work under anything, as I can't hold my head up at all without lots of pain.

  Been a long day with not a lot of accomplishments.  I did milk, then put a new gate hanger on a gate, repaired a light circuit in the shed, and Josh & I put up 4 sheets ceiling metal in the new shop.  He had to do most of the screws though.


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Glad to hear you are going to get your neck looked at before you do even more damage to it. Sounds like you had a good time with Case, I know you really enjoy spending time with him and will even more as he gets bigger. I hope everything is OK with Teresa and this is just a check up for her. The old press looks good with the paint on it and it will work better now with the new jack.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Got done milking early & made it to get my blood sucked out for testing.  Then went to hospital to check on more bills.  The specialists charges aren't covered under the hospital program, so I had an additional $1700 I have to pay, but they set it on easy payments, so no sweating that.  Then on to the "minimal invasive surgical center" and found out my Dr has to give me a referral BUT as good luck had it, the receptionist is my 1st cousin.  I didn't know she worked there.  She pulled the "family privilege" option and went ahead & made me an appointment for Friday next week.  She said I need the MRI asap.  So I should know something in less than 2 weeks as to what's going on in my neck.  Took most of the rest of the day to do as we pleased.  Got some groceries & oil/etc at Sam's Club.  Then on to a couple salvage grocery stores, and home to feed silage.

 My Massey dealer called & all the parts for the MF2745 are in, so a fast morning trip to pick them up.  Also got to stop by TSC to get my bag of stuff I bought then left sitting there last week.  Then my local starter/alternator repair guy called & he has the 2745's alternator rebuilt.   No more free time this week!  But glad I'll be getting things set up for emptying the manure pit soon.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Left hand numb and arm hurts this morning....right side too, but not as bad. Can't wait to get relief! Really
slows me down.
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Posted March 26, 2015 - 08:31 AM

That's not a good way to start the day!


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 09:44 AM

Glad to hear you had time for you and Teresa to run around yesterday. Hang in there a few more day and see what the Dr. comes up with. I hope it turns out to be a simple fix to get the feeling back.


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