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Hey TopCat, I just purchased a complete 12JG and went out tonight and picked it up.  A little bit of changes to it and then into the boat it goes.  I'm looking for a 9.50 1/4 mile :eek   Might just be possible.....  Get that Boat of yours done and lets get on the water.  Find me a smoothe spot and I'll runn'em :D   Not because the boat likes smoothe water, quite the contrary.  As TopCat saw Yesterday, my driving habits have changed due to my physical limitations and capacity.  I'll stay in it as long as it ain't too rough, but when I see something nasty coming out at me, I'm out off of the pedal quick so as to ease the pain and hope that I don't have a "crippling" effect at 90+ mph :eek

you know me the only time you let off is if you see the bottom of the boat blocking out the sun thats usually an indication to let off otherwise he who 1/2 steps looses :D


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Yeah it would be nice to get the $$$$ but I think getting fixed would be better!.. :good

Yep...That's exactly how I feel.  Money is secondary.  My main concern is fixing what's wrong so I can live and enjoy life like I used to be able to.  It still amazes me how something like this can completely turn a World upside down on ya.  I've had moderate back injuries before, but was NEVER limited in the way that I am now and the others healed relatively quick.  This time it's different.  As Fred Sanford once said, "This is the Big one Elizabeth" :rotflmao  :rotflmao

[quote=GoFastRacer] Yep it can turn your life around! :( And you never think about that until it happens, makes you think you need to take care of the bod a little bit better huh!.. :laugh [/QUOTE]

Yep.  But I'll deal with it and get $hit straightened out soon I hope.  I have had these types of injuries before, but only 1 disc at a time and it always cleared up completely within 6-12 months.  But I was younger then, and my body was different.  And....This time it's 3 discs at once and it's a type of pain I've NEVER felt in my life.  I have been doing what I can to stay in shape, but every trip out to the lake sets me back a few days.  Just from this past SUndays mild rides in the Jet Boat, I have not been able to function pretty much until tonight.  It's finally starting to feel better.  so we are looking at 2-3 days of basically on the couch or in bed after every 1 day on the water.  That sucks.....I can't get anything done around here on the boat :angry   The V-Drive was worse.  A 15 minute spurt with using the pedals would put me down for a week.   That's why we are selling/have sold (?) the V-drive.  If/When things get better, we'll buy another one.  I'm sure things will get better, it's just a matter of time.

And the $$ thing, boy, you never realize just how much $$ you DON"T have until something like this happens.  Sure I still get a check every 2 weeks, but that single 2 week check is about 1/2 of what I made in 1 week while I was working.  There has been alot of adjustments made around here on that end.  Savings account is gone, house refi $$ is now gone, and our total monthly income from all sources leaves us $55.00 short per month on paying for everything.  We're making it, because I've been selling stuff, and we do have a backup plan if it ever gets to that bad of a situation.  But I think we'll be able to hold out until things work out again.......

Are you hearing me Arnold Schwarznegger?????Your Workmans Comp reforms that you signed that was supposed to "Help" the injured worker (And incidentally is retroactive so I am included in the reforms) have actually stunk it up way worse for the injured worker.  Now I can't even see my own doctor, or go get certain treatment, and the limits of settlements will have a VERY bad effect on injured workers.  Why didn't they just go out after the fraudulent claims and throw those folks in jail, while at the same time increasing benefits for truely injured workers?  Ahhh...uh...I'm rambleing now.  Time for bed (and more pills that they will take away from me soon).  Until tomorrow.... :sleep  :sleep  :sleep


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Money is secondary.  My main concern is fixing what's wrong so I can live and enjoy life like I used to be able to.  It still amazes me how something like this can completely turn a World upside down on ya.  I've had moderate back injuries before, but was NEVER limited in the way that I am now and the others healed relatively quick.  This time it's different.  As Fred Sanford once said, "This is the Big one Elizabeth" :rotflmao  :rotflmao[/quote]

I can understand exactly what your going through. I was running team back on Feb. 22, 1995 when we were slammed into by another 18 wheeler just south of Stockton on Hiway 99. I was in the bunk and it drove my head right through the closet, destroying all the ligaments and tendons in my neck.  :cry

In a nutshell, I was off work almost 2 years, saw specialists up the wazoo, 5 different surgeons refused to do surgery because of a 70% chance of turning me into a quadrapolegic.

It too wiped out my savings, but I finally hooked up with a doctor whose treatment got me back enough into shape to drive again.  :good

I went through a tremendous amount of work comp horseshit and only after I hired a lawyer in Stockton did things start going my way.

Things finally got back to normal by 1998, but in November of 2002, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. 4 surgeries and 3 months of chemotherapy and I'm now officially 9 months cancer free!  :D

I know it's very tough, but things will get better for you, I'm sure of it! Even though I'm about 700 miles away, if you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.  :good  :beer


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Thamks BB, I know that things will get better for me.  It's just very frustrating all the BS that ya have to go through.  It's no wonder it costs the insurance companies so much money (and they are crying foul).....they are most of the problem!  If they would just allow the doctors to do what needs to be done from the get go, thy'd save lotsa $$.  My situation started changing when I got an attorney also, but you shouldn't have to go get an "Expedited HEaring" just to go get an Epidural if that's what the Doctor says ya need.  If you need the treatment, let's get it, not fight over why, who, where, when, and how.  Just do it so the injured worker can be on their way to recovery and back to work so that there's at least some sense of nomality in ones life!  Actually, I really do understand all of the BS and red tape, and I understand a company (Insurance companies too) wanting to save as much $$ as possible, but they do it all wrong IMO.  I just use the various forums to vent now and then.  It has kept me going on more than 1 occasion... :good

Glad to hear that your situation was finally resolved and congrats on being 9 months cancer free :good   Here's to the rest of you life being cancer free :beer  :beer


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Actually, I really do understand all of the BS and red tape, and I understand a company (Insurance companies too) wanting to save as much $$ as possible, but they do it all wrong IMO.  I just use the various forums to vent now and then.  It has kept me going on more than 1 occasion... :good

Glad to hear that your situation was finally resolved and congrats on being 9 months cancer free :good   Here's to the rest of you life being cancer free :beer  :beer

You're damn straight, venting does give oneself some incentive to move forward.  :good

Sadly, work comp does have to be wary because there are just too many people milking the system.  :angry I went through a physical therapy program at Cottonwood Hospital in Salt Lake City designed to get help people back to work. Aside from myself and another woman, everyone else in the group program did not want to go back to work.  :stupid They just wanted to keep working the system so they could stay home and watch the Price is Right and drink beer.  :confused I wanted to be there so the doctors would release me to go back to work. I've been a working slob most of my life and just can't stand people freeloading on the system.  :angry

Thanks for your nice thoughts about my cancer and let's both keep a positive outlook!  :D  :beer


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Well, I called the buyer of the boat today.  He says it's still on for sunday.  So, I figure by this time 4 days from now I will no longer own my Biesemeyer Flat.  But, it gives me the $$ needed to restore Mrs BBT's Biesemeyer Daycruiser :good

Since I'm happy with the new engine in my Jet Boat and I already have purchased a new pump to handle the added power (still have to install the pump), I reckon I can work on the Mrs Boat :D   It may keep me outta the doghouse for a little while.

But when my back is better, and an agreement is reached on the settlement (whenever that happens) I'll be shopping for another Biesemeyer Flat....but this time with more motor :D  :good




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And on that note, time for bed :sleep  :sleep   I have a Doctor appointment early tomorrow morning so I can get my monthly prescription refills :rolleyes

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Have a good :sleep  :sleep see ya in the morning!. :D
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Damn I hate waking up in the morning, but am glad that I still can :laugh   Same old routine every day. :cool




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I hear that :laugh Only 4 more days to go!.. :jumpie  :jumpie
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SURPRISE!!! The boat is gone :eek  :(   Guy came and picked it up today.  Sold it complete minus motor to a guy that lives in Whittier.  If any of you SOCal folks see a "new" Biesemeyer Flatbottom out there cruising the Lakes/River it may be my old one :banghead  :banghead  :laugh  :laugh

No worries, I'll buy another one when by back injury is fixed......hopefully soon.  In the meantime, I have the Jet that is going faster and faster, and I am gonna go ahead and begin restoring Mrs BBT's Biesemeyer Daycruiser :good

BTW, I do have a spare motor for sale now :D




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In the meantime, I have the Jet that is going faster and faster

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Well, it's faster with the new motor and it should be faster with the new pump when I get that installed.  BUT, it will NEVER be a Biesemeyer Flatbottom and it will NEVER be able to replace it :D

I'll get another one B Boat the time is right :good




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Neighbor offered me a fairly good deal on a boat today.  It's not a Biesemeyer though :rolleyes   We may just buy it for a family boat until the Daycruiser is done.




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Neighbor offered me a fairly good deal on a boat today.  It's not a Biesemeyer though :rolleyes   We may just buy it for a family boat until the Daycruiser is done.

My lips are sealed!.. :)  :)  :)
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Neighbor offered me a fairly good deal on a boat today.  It's not a Biesemeyer though :rolleyes   We may just buy it for a family boat until the Daycruiser is done.

My lips are sealed!.. :)  :)  :)

:good  SHHHHHHH :D   It will only be for this summer anyways until I get the Mrs boat done ;)   I'll let the Mrs have this new one for the family, and I'll stick to the Jet.....for now. :D




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Dang he sales one boat and then wants to buy another one.... :D I say we need to open a used boat/car lot.... :D
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Dang he sales one boat and then wants to buy another one.... :D I say we need to open a used boat/car lot.... :D
Gotta Love him.... :kiss

Hey now...you looked at the boat too with me :beat   Just don't tell anyone or post anywhere what kind it is or we'll NEVER hear the end of it :laugh




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my  :kiss  are sealed..... :D


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Wow could I ever take advantage of this! :eek But I'm a nice guy so I won't!.. :laugh  :laugh  :laugh
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:rotflmao Thanks GFR....It's only for this summer... :)


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:rotflmao Thanks GFR....It's only for this summer... :)

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