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tim1959ttim1959 Posts: 1
edited 08/15/2013 - 8:52 AM in New Member Introductions
MIne started with losing control of my arms final losing complete use of my left arm. I was one of those kids growing up that was always being told to set up or stand up straight stop slumping, I never realized it was a choice thing. I grew up pretty much without parents but with a younger brother and sister to take care of. maybe just me but other than being raised by a drunken stepfather on a farm who yelled at my lack of quality and quantity work since I have been old enough to remember. I was expected to be up every day 2 hrs before school and pick up and continue till dark until I was 18. I was never spoken to by either.Not self pity just fact. we grew tobacco way more than we could handle but when you have a slave that's their problem,mine. I watched my grandmother who had the same problems I have work herself to death. She was a good woman and I couldn't help her. I had all the disks fixed in my neck. whick I have a great dr but as usual money talks since I have little, it coincides with my care, Between all the damage caused by working like a man as a child. I have been in 2 rear end collisions,both I was stopped my drunk stepfather hit me stopped at a sign with a loaded grain truck.and the third he fell asleep and run us under a semi's trailer. He also treated me to a tire iron when I was 7 in the forehead. I still have a 1" deep by 2" long dent in my forehead. that the dr's said no person could have lived through. the other an axe handle in the back of my head-neck, I was only out for 3 days on that one. I was 10 then. getting tougher I guess.I could fill a book the size of war and peace with the ones that didn't put me out of commission and those I don't remember. except for not being able to get out of bed for a week trying to picking up my end of a log. I tell you this not for sympathy [EDIT] My grandfather went to the dr at 55 because he was having headaches and muscle weakness at his job, dr cleared him said just to much stress. 2 weeks later he died of a stroke on the job. Yeah I got a lot of faith in dr's.


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