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    Brothers, I was wrong it goes in the middle in case I never corrected it. Thanks and it's been a long time, however, I have been laid up for over 2 years now. I had to have 3 discs removed from my cervical spine C-3, C-4, & C-5 since they finally collapsed. I have it on my VA disability as DJD C4-C5. But it spread and the discs collapsed and starting putting pressure on my spine which was causing pain in one arm and temporary paralysis in the other. I was fortunate to go to the Houston Physicans Hospital and I had a neurological surgeon who had me do an MRI....Bottom line surgery or paralyzed. On Sep 16, 2015 I had an Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion of C-3-C-6. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfSkOF_DAfA I have been in the hospital 7 times since that surgery. Still in the Re hat stage but the surgery was a success and it cost Just for the surgery = $240,000.00. Hope all is well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brasso View Post
    Brothers, I was wrong it goes in the middle in case I never corrected it. Thanks and it's been a long time, however, I have been laid up for over 2 years now. I had to have 3 discs removed from my cervical spine C-3, C-4, & C-5 since they finally collapsed. I have it on my VA disability as DJD C4-C5. But it spread and the discs collapsed and starting putting pressure on my spine which was causing pain in one arm and temporary paralysis in the other. I was fortunate to go to the Houston Physicans Hospital and I had a neurological surgeon who had me do an MRI....Bottom line surgery or paralyzed. On Sep 16, 2015 I had an Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion of C-3-C-6. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfSkOF_DAfA I have been in the hospital 7 times since that surgery. Still in the Re hat stage but the surgery was a success and it cost Just for the surgery = $240,000.00. Hope all is well.
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    Very nice to hear from you again Brasso!

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    Very nice to hear from you again Brasso!

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    RT Thanks Brothers ....Hope all is well.

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    Backs are bad business - you have my sympathies. Last month I was in the ER thinking I had a kidney stone - turned out it was my back injury acting up. Bone cracker squared me away - hope he can keep me from the knife a bit longer. Wishing you the best and hope the surgery was a success and gives you some relief. Welcome back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old All American View Post
    Backs are bad business - you have my sympathies. Last month I was in the ER thinking I had a kidney stone - turned out it was my back injury acting up. Bone cracker squared me away - hope he can keep me from the knife a bit longer. Wishing you the best and hope the surgery was a success and gives you some relief. Welcome back.

    RT......I had an incident with my lower back a year before my neck gave out....They sent me to 8 weeks Physical Therapy which worked so I avoided that surgery! But the neck had to be done and they went in through the front of my neck to expose the 3 discs. It took them 3 1/2 hours to remove, then grind and opening and then they inserted pre cut cadaver bones in place of the discs and then attached a titanium strip for C-3 - C-7 and put in some tiny screws to maintain stability. Then the bones were suppose to eventually fuse together. However, the back of the area was not stable enough so after 3 months I had spent another 8 weeks in PT and was working out when the pain in my neck really hit me. So a pain specialist went into the back of my neck on one side at 5 different locations where he inserted an 18 gauge needle deep into the neck muscles so he could insert a micro probe which allowed him to burn the nerve edges in the 5 locations which would fuse the nerves for 18-24 months. Than 6 weeks later he did the same on the left side and the pain stopped.

    The original surgeon told me since I had so much work done that the fusion could take up to 2 years to fuse the bones. I went for x rays in Sep 2016 a year after the surgery and amazingly the bones had already fused and I could see the screws and he said he was leaving all that in there since the fusion of the bones will maintain the stability in that area. So it was a success and I have only slight episodes of minor pain, however, I do have a limited motion so I can't ride a MC and I could not see out of my P/U truck to drive that. But my OL has a Mazda Miata MX 5 (her 3rd one) and I drove that and due to it being smaller and lower my visibility was good plus it's fast as a bullet. So I shopped around and got a 2013 Mazda Miata MX 5 Club model in the ALL BLACK theme from CA with only 17,000 miles on it and I got a good deal for having it shipped to Texas. It's a Black Ops Zoomer. Check out the attachments. Thanks for the kind words also.

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    Good to see you back up on the boards again Brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mphellon View Post
    Good to see you back up on the boards again Brother!
    RT....I have not been on any boards while I was going through re-hab I became a member of the "Together We Served" (TWS) web site where I developed a profile page for all the fallen brothers (FB) from E/20/LRP & C/75/RGR and also established a UNIT web page for each unit since TWS had formed a Unit page for all the LRPs and another page for all the RGR's. I worked on it for almost 2 years so now each FB has their own profile page which will be there long after the unit members are gone and it cannot be changed by anyone except the main ADMIN. http://army.togetherweserved.com/arm...rson&ID=354091

    I also still have my You Tube page https://www.youtube.com/user/springer94?feature=guide t it go with a few posts since the system sucks

    and I had an awesome Google Page (GP) until Google switched to GP+ and it is a nightmare so I basically turned most of it off since the system sucks De Ja VU Face Book
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    ​I'm not sure if you were aware of me getting lost awards in 1999 & 2006 due to all my records being lost in the NAM after my first tour with the 1st BDE, 101st ABN when I was enroute to my 2nd tour with E/20/LRP. So if you see a picture of me in my Class a" it was taken on Nov 11, 2010 before the Dress Greens were replaced. And it has a couple things added to my records wit a DD 215.

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    It is good to see your name on the posts once again Joey. Our line gets shorter all the time so we always fear the worst.

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    The original surgeon told me since I had so much work done that the fusion could take up to 2 years to fuse the bones. I went for x rays in Sep 2016 a year after the surgery and amazingly the bones had already fused and I could see the screws and he said he was leaving all that in there since the fusion of the bones will maintain the stability in that area. So it was a success and I have only slight episodes of minor pain, however, I do have a limited motion so I can't ride a MC and I could not see out of my P/U truck to drive that. But my OL has a Mazda Miata MX 5 (her 3rd one) and I drove that and due to it being smaller and lower my visibility was good plus it's fast as a bullet. So I shopped around and got a 2013 Mazda Miata MX 5 Club model in the ALL BLACK theme from CA with only 17,000 miles on it and I got a good deal for having it shipped to Texas. It's a Black Ops Zoomer. Check out the attachments. Thanks for the kind words also.
    We traded in last year; it turned out my new Mazda 3 has blindspot protection and a backup camera - I wouldn't trade that for the world - 'been nice back-up with my limited neck mobility. A dude's gotta do what a dude's gotta do these days.
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