Jim Edwards, I am back :)

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2018-02-03 20:18:13 -0600
Started 2018-01-31 18:06:33 -0600

It has been a long time. I took 2 falls at work, one from a ladder. I landed on concrete on my back. The fall apparently sent 2 things into orbit. One was arthritis in the entire lumbar and sacral areas. To add to that I was diagnosed with AS. Okay, I will make it easy for you, Ankylosis Spondylitis. This is deterioration of the spine. Think of a house with a rotting foundation. That Arther guy has also made his home in my shoulders, hands, feet, hip, and knee. I was fired from my job at the camp because after telling them over and over that they were not allowed to burn mattresses and plastics and that they were not allowed to bury hazardous waste on the property, I reported them to the EPA. EPA came, made them dig up the contaminated area and told them no more burning. No fines or anything. I was fired 2 days later. So I am retired and have applied for SS disability, as I can no longer stand, sit or walk for prolonged periods. Geez,,,,and I have not started on my diabetes!
Okay, personal life. I am still alive, still single, and think I will remain so. I really do not want to burden a woman with my health issues. I have buried 2 dogs. Shadow, my beloved companion for 13 years was buried last year. My heart still aches. Her name was Shadow for a reason. I buried Jazz this past October up at Moms. Her back end failed very quickly and she was crying in pain. I now have a 100-pound vicious pit/boxer. If you came to my house and she was loose, she would knock you on your butt before you knew what hit you. She would then proceed to lick you until you covered your face and begged her to stop. I would be the only one to put a stop to it. When I approached, she would sit and wait for me to tell her what a good dog she was. So, call first! LOL! The other one is an Australian Shephard and who knows. he is about 30 pounds and grows faster than a weed. He and the pit wrestle like there is no weight difference and he cries if the pit is outside and he is not. In the morning they greet each other like they have not seen each other in years, even if they just spent the night in the same bed.
Ok, running out of room, Next discussion…Jim Edwards-diabetes

5 replies

msann 2018-02-02 11:46:48 -0600 Report

sorry Jim to hear about your fall and job lot on your plate but you still here praying for you

Type1Lou 2018-02-01 08:17:43 -0600 Report

Sorry about the job Jim…and the accident. It sounds like you've got some good canine support…we can never have too much love and a dog's love is unconditional. Looking forward to your future posts!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-01-31 18:14:41 -0600 Report

Hey Jim, it's great to see you again. So glad you checked in! I am sorry to hear about the falls and your AS diagnosis. And sorry to hear you were fired from your job. Just amazing. Sounds like you are dealing with a lot right now. Really sorry to hear all about this. You have a great optimistic attitude. I love your stories about your dogs. They must be great company. I hope you will keep us posted on how you're doing. Yes, let us know what's going on with your diabetes, too. Again, good to be in touch with you again.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2018-01-31 18:23:59 -0600 Report

Hey Dr. Gary, glad you are still around. The diabetes post will probably be Friday. Right now the dogs are playing king of the bed. For a long time Zorro, the pit, was the king and Ajax would fight the king from the floor. I am talking about 2-hour fights. Last week Ajax took a leap of faith and can now hop on the bed. They still play king of the bed, sometimes switching positions. They also found it makes a great trampoline and a fun place to wrestle, once they pull the covers to the floor!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-02-03 20:18:13 -0600 Report

Hey Jim, yes, I am still around. Soon to be 8 years with Diabetic Connect, how time flies. That's a nice visual of your dogs have fun bouncing around on your bed. Good company I am sure.

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