Where do you live and what do/did you do for a living?

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Seattle, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Without knowing the details of your back surgery...are you still glad you had it done or did you have to have it done?

    I have "minor" back problems but everyone I know who has had back surgery doesn't seem to be any better. Just curious about your case.
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    Near could not walk or stand..for example trying to wash a plate I could not make a full circuit of the plate with a dish cloth before I had to grab the counter top to take the pressure off and continue to stand..very lucky not to be in a wheel chair full time.. I have days where I use the wheel chair to ease things..the legs just burn all the time..I don't take anything so as not to impair my driving..if it gets too much I drink half a bottle of scotch which just takes my mind off it so it's manageable the next day..it's still there but it stopping while I am shattered really helps strangely.
    Sortta like rum for a cold it just takes your mind off things for a while.
    The clouds won't allow anything tonight.

    Very lucky no back pain at all but I was strong when young and that helped I am sure as it was never working hard...plus I always warmed up before exercise.
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  5. river


    Be well and stay well .

    Back problems are no joke . It is where your nervous communicates back and forth between the brain and the rest of your body .

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  7. river

    Live in Canada , part-time . At nights . I hate it . Just was not smart enough with my monies , when I was much younger.

    There is always some where in my body that pains me , today , my Achilles tendon swelled up , had to leave work early .
  8. zgmc Registered Senior Member

    I’m self employed and never did I think I would qualify for unemployment benefits.. it’s enough to stay afloat and not have to dip into savings to get through this(hopefully)
  9. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

    I live in Portland (Dog City) and have had more jobs than I can count on my fingers.
  10. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

    from the age of 1-4 i lived with my mother's sister's husband's mother in indiana("grandma" to me)
    she pronounced washed as "warshed" so, that's the way I said it, which got me to see a speech therapist when i went to grade school in chicago
    (how little they understood)
  12. Trebuchet Registered Member

    Hi folks, this is my first post here. I signed up more than a year ago but didn't get a round tuit...
    I'm a retired engineer living just outside Port Townsend, WA, USA. I build catapults for hurling pumpkins in the fall but there won't be an event this year.
    Now I need to figure out how to update my password and post an avatar.
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    HEYYYYY Treb! Long time so see! You slummin' it here?
  14. Trebuchet Registered Member

    Trying to get acquainted. Thought I was still having password issues but just got in! Now I need to go read some posts!
  15. Archie Registered Senior Member

    To answer the primary question, I am retired. Worked as a federal lawman for most of my working life. Was also a locksmith for a few years and have been an ordained member of the 'gospel ministry' for more than twenty years.

    Interests include history, physical sciences (living things are rather vague to me), of course theology and firearms within certain boundaries.
  16. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    where i live = Earth,
    what makes me live = Eating, drinking, sleeping, pooping, farting(not always in that specific order or all at once)
    edit note
    also burping, but that is not quite so primary
  17. river

    Canada and Earth

    I read books and enjoy discussion on numerous topics .
  18. Luchito Registered Member

    I live in Maryland.


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