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  1. #16

    SureDo hope he gets back
    before i remember all about the
    time OT was mocking his hound-dog,
    licking hiz zone knutz, N near broke
    hiz neck then when his leg slipped-......

    /\

    Thatza promise



  2. #17
    HI GANG.... I'm BAAAAACK... it's good to be back... short story is that I woke up the day after Thanksgiving and could not maintain my balance... went to the new VA hospital and got an MRI, which revealed a fractured neck at C3, 4, 5, 6 and7. I was admitted instantly... since their surgical unit is not up yet, I waited 10 days before a bed was available at Tulane Medical Center. I finally was transferred on Dec 8, and operated on Dec 9...The surgery was successful, but now I have to go through some extensive therapy to completely regain my balance, so I am basically learning to walk again. I also still have some numbness in my arms and hands, which will likely continue for a while. I am healed on the outside, but not on the inside, which is likely to take 6 to 8 months... at any rate, I'm home now, and finally had internet access installed... I'm also "officially" retired as of 01-31-2021... My thanks to all of my USMC / LEATHERNECK BROTHERS and SISTERS for their well wishes and concerns it truly means a lot to me....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Welcome back, William!!!


  4. #19
    Thanks, Dave

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Just saw that comment about retirement....congratulations


  6. #21
    Good to see you William. Down here in Venice, FL where they still practice the high wire, they use a long stick (15' or so) on the wire to get their balance back. I think this might work for you.


  7. #22
    sorry Russ, I probably would have fallen off that even BEFORE this escapade... I'd still like to know exactly WHAT caused this whole thing, but I guess that ....30 in the Corps, and 16 in the projects was enough to wreck anyone's back... and the surgeon says my back is well and truly F'ed from C3 in my neck to my tailbone.....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    William, I don't think that losing your balance would affect Russ that much.....I mean he's been drunk ever since 1970.....


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    Welcome home Top!
    Take care and don't get to confident for a while take it easy!
    I had fusion in 86 on C-5 C-6 C-7........Good to have you back!


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    OUCH '
    Coccyx











    The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in all apes, and analogous structures in certain other mammals such as horses. In tailless primates since Nacholapithecus, the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail. In animals with bony tails, it is known as tailhead or dock, in bird anatomy as tailfan. It comprises three to five separate or fused coccygeal vertebrae below the sacrum, attached to the sacrum by a fibrocartilaginous joint, the sacrococcygeal symphysis, which permits limited movement between the sacrum and the coccyx


  11. #26
    Wikipedia

    Sorry TOP ...
    I put that note in there soZ
    mongoose wouldn't ask about
    monkeys N bananas- N how
    far they can swing from the
    limbs-

    Russ wuz tellin' bout the
    ? Flying whalendah'z ????

    they fall off - get back on - n
    give it another go......



  12. #27
    B iggest
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    Welcome back, OldTop. That is certainly an unusual thing to happen to anyone's neck. I hope your spine heals up OK.


  14. #29
    thank Chris, I haven't a clue for sure, but maybe it's just "old age" creeping up on me.. I keep trying to run away from it, but sometimes it manages to catch up to me..... thanks for the "education" Ed.... think I'll go have a banana now.....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

  15. #30
    Welcome back brother, your insights have been missed.
    Congrats on the retirement.
    Now that you're retired, are you going to be moving in with Billy so you two can start building the "compound"?


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