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Old 11-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #121
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Also, the second you stop working you die.

I went with Gramps to visit the old family farm where 3 of his cousins still worked. This was in about '06. When we went to see them they had just sold the farm to Green Acres and retired(to a place a mile down the road to be closer to their sister). They were all dead within the year.

The second you lose your purpose you're a goner.
That is the truth there....

I know in February, when it is as cold as it can possibly get, we will be having lambs! Every year it happens and I can see a few of the ewes are pregnant, so just a matter of time. Scoping poop daily, feeding daily, loving that I put in the auto waterer so no more carrying 5 gallon buckets of water. Dont forget the hand bottle feeding the lambs that are struggling every 2 hrs like clock work.

I wouldn't say I am a farmer, but have larger acreage with too many "hobby" animals! Hard ass work added with everything else but today it was cold as hell, blowing snow and I was walking fence lines because voltage was down (f'ing deer) but loving every second of just me and nature. Hard work but really enjoy nature and spending my time outside no matter what.

I get my bales already done, dont have the pasture land and the baler quite honestly scares the crap out of me, seen to many accidents and they do not forgive.

We sure have high jacked this thread!
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:41 AM   #122
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Well then to get back on track I am on my way to to hospital today for a check up.
Hope it goes well and I am clear for my last surgery
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Well then to get back on track I am on my way to to hospital today for a check up.
Hope it goes well and I am clear for my last surgery
So how'd it go? Man, that would be awesome if you regain complete control of your motor skills with that hand. You would be the first I have ever heard tangled up with a bailer and coming out whole.

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Old 11-17-2014, 08:06 PM   #125
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More gruesome pictures please.

I really love injury healing progress pics. From the first round it looks like your doctors are on their job. Clean!
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:32 PM   #126
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I won't really have any more pictures until next Monday for surgery

Doc's say it looked like it is healing well and expect me to gain full function again
But have not told me when
Hope to more next week
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I won't really have any more pictures until next Monday for surgery

Doc's say it looked like it is healing well and expect me to gain full function again
But have not told me when
Hope to more next week
Only farmers will appreciate the real story behind that scar, I suggest making one up.

Say you got bit by a komodo dragon or got in a fight with an anaconda, maybe whipped a silverback for trying to get your banana. A buddy had his leg cut off in a PTO when he was young and we always said a shark ate it. Only went so long as we could keep from laughing but it was always good for a laugh and made people comfortable about his fake leg.

We could help you think up a good supporting story.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:39 AM   #128
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whipped a silverback for trying to get your banana.
That's the one! African Safari accident would be cool.

Donohue, I won't say you're lucky to have your hand half eaten, but you're lucky to have good doctors.
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Hope you feel better soon!!!
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #130
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Best regards/wishes for a speedy recovery....And a bottle of cheap booze if ya run outta pain pills.


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(Guys and Donahue.... Don't mean it critical/bad.... but IMO we should all realize that insurance is generally a good buy value... especially in our professions... no matter how carefull we think we are
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Can we make guesses on the final bill?

I'm in at $250k, since mine was $40k for 1 night and tendon surgery 10 years ago
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For my sake I hope your wrong

But I am afraid u might be close
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A friend of my was in a snowmobile accident with no insurance
Bill was 200k, they said if he paid within 30 days they would take 20k
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Remember, only suckers pay retail.

Seriously. The massive bill you're going to get is just a suggested donation. Haggle the hell out of them. Use your buddy as an example. Get a pile of cash together and see if they'll quietly settle for 10% but in a duffel bag full of hundreds.
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A friend of my was in a snowmobile accident with no insurance
Bill was 200k, they said if he paid within 30 days they would take 20k
Friend of mine had no ins, total bill was 114k Dr. portion was 40k. He explained to doc the situation he settled for 5k in 2 payments 6 months apart, doc told him to just pay hosp 75 a month, after 5 years they will consider it paid. The Doc explained how the "game " works
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Everything is a scam.

Insurance is the biggest scam there is. You can tell when something is a scam when your fascist government makes you buy it against your will.
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Get a pile of cash together and see if they'll quietly settle for 10% but in a duffel bag full of hundreds.
Sometimes easier said than done.

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... Get a pile of cash together and see if they'll quietly settle for 10% but in a duffel bag full of hundreds.
More like a sandwich size Baggie....
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You can tell I don't hold a lot of cash. hah
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I pay cash for all my doc visits. I have insurance only for like what Donahue went through. Just got an MRI done on my back... $150.

Did a cutting edge procedure for prp disc therapy with a ultrasound to view epidural point. Whole thing cost $1800. Getting a new procedure with stem cells in my disc xray and ultrasound injection point, $2200.

Once you become known as a cash guy and are known to be good for it, you get good rates.

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