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Old 08-05-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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I sprayed my knee over a week ago and couldn't walk even with a cane . The rental place wanted $60 to rent a wheelchair for a month and Ebay I could buy one new for $125 delivered to door , but it would take a week to get here . So I called Goodwill and they had one used for $39 . So I got that one . I love the wheelchair and I no longer need to SIT in it and wheel myself around the house . But I need a cane or walker and it makes a great walker . I grab the 2 handle bars and I can go like hell around the house . I zip tied a TV tray to arm rest and I can use it as a table and wheel my dinner to living room and my TV remote and gun on the seat . I can put my laundry basket from the bedroom to the garage . The best $39 I ever spent .
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:32 AM   #2
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I hope you get feeling better soon. I notice you don't go anywhere around the house without the Glock and the remote.
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Get well soon.
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Why do I expect to see an engine and a set of headers on this thing soon?
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Why do I expect to see an engine and a set of headers on this thing soon?
And a gun rest mounted on the front to steady that rifle!
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I sprayed my knee over a week ago and couldn't walk even with a cane . The rental place wanted $60 to rent a wheelchair for a month and Ebay I could buy one new for $125 delivered to door , but it would take a week to get here . So I called Goodwill and they had one used for $39 . So I got that one . I love the wheelchair and I no longer need to SIT in it and wheel myself around the house . But I need a cane or walker and it makes a great walker . I grab the 2 handle bars and I can go like hell around the house . I zip tied a TV tray to arm rest and I can use it as a table and wheel my dinner to living room and my TV remote and gun on the seat . I can put my laundry basket from the bedroom to the garage . The best $39 I ever spent .
Now you need to convert it into a shooting table.

Hope you're feeling better soon.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:15 AM   #7
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I hope you get feeling better soon. I notice you don't go anywhere around the house without the Glock and the remote.
There is too many drugster and home invasions anymore , so a gun is at my side 100% of the time . It is better to have a gun at your side and not need it , then to need it and not have it . That a good place for the remote I don't need to look for it .
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Why do I expect to see an engine and a set of headers on this thing soon?
That's funny RSB & I was thinking the same thing!
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Hope you're getting up and around, more and soon. Any sprain can take its toll at our age.
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Hope you're getting up and around, more and soon. Any sprain can take its toll at our age.
I'm 100 lbs over weight which isn't helping me heal either .
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That's funny RSB & I was thinking the same thing!
I'm picturing a wheel!
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American ingenuity gotta love it. Sprains can be more painful than a break. Rest it up and heal and then we'll see the turbo wheelchair with dual AK's mounted.

TGR if someone does break in and you shoot them be sure to be in the wheel chair when the police arrive.
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Sorry to hear you are hurt but glad you are improving. Take care of yourself, my friend.

My wife fell in September and badly dislocated her shoulder. She needed surgery to repair bad damage to the rotator cuff and muscle damage. They also repaired some bone spurs. It took some time to recover. Be good!
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My wife fell in September and badly dislocated her shoulder. She needed surgery to repair bad damage to the rotator cuff and muscle damage. They also repaired some bone spurs. It took some time to recover. Be good!
I didn't know your wife fell .. ... I glad she is doing ok . GIVE HER MY BEST ....
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I didn't know your wife fell .. ... I glad she is doing ok . GIVE HER MY BEST ....
Thank you, my friend. She fell in September and the surgery was Oct 7th. She had a hard time for a few months but she is doing well. The arthritis in her knees is the bigger issue now. She needs new ones but we are trying to get by with cortisone infections and gel injections until she gets medicare. We're just getting old and worn out.
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Thank you, my friend. She fell in September and the surgery was Oct 7th. She had a hard time for a few months but she is doing well. The arthritis in her knees is the bigger issue now. She needs new ones but we are trying to get by with cortisone infections and gel injections until she gets medicare. We're just getting old and worn out.
This is $1.87 at HEB and works good on me . I use the RED and my X uses the Green for her arthritis . The Red stop my knee pain in 2 second and last for a few hours and I stop take pain pills . I still couldn't walk on it but I could watch TV without tears running down my face ..
P.S. I'm out of the wheelchair and I can walk around a little bit now ....

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Sorry to hear you are hurt but glad you are improving. Take care of yourself, my friend.

My wife fell in September and badly dislocated her shoulder. She needed surgery to repair bad damage to the rotator cuff and muscle damage. They also repaired some bone spurs. It took some time to recover. Be good!
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How is her shoulder doing now? Is she back at full or decent strength yet. I had surgery in Mid-May as the tendon was detached and have pretty much full range of motion just need to get stronger.
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She is pretty much back to normal now. The surgeon said it would take about a year and we are at about ten months. She may gain a bit of strength but it is not and issue for her. The torn muscle tended to hurt longer than the shoulder. He was a good surgeon and did it all through four small incisions so the trauma was much less than it might have been. Her first few weeks were very bad and it took a while before we found a place she could sleep decently but after that she progressed well. She was good about going to the PT and doing the home exercises. I did the vacuuming until just the last couple of weeks as that requires a pulling action that concerned me and she was weight limited on lifting for a long time.
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Do be careful, Terry. Better to let it heal completely than have to go back in. I'm glad you are recovering well.

I have broken a number of bones but have not had that kind of cartilage or tendon damage often.I damaged my back chopping wood when in my early teen years and it has given me trouble all my life. It is not weak, I used to handle and stack cases weighing up to 200 pounds when working at a plumbing wholesaler but once in a while I will spend too much time bent over or move just wrong and something slips in my back. I have had it put me on crutches from bending to pick up a magazine.
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They told me a year as well. The Dr. and PT people set the limits and I stay within them. Not about to go thru this nonsense again.
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