Major Back surgery!!!

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  1. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Well , Ive been waiting all summer for the water to cool back down so I can continue my hunt for big Flatheads. I havent caught a good one since early May. Just as the temps are cooling now and the action is about to pick up....wouldn't you know it. I've got to have surgery soon.This will be my second back surgery. The first one was in 1990 and put me out of commission for about a year. I was able to do some fishing, but not serious fishing as I now do. The results from an MRI last week revealed another herniated disc in the extreme lower back..... and it is actually the same disc that I had an operation on in 1990 and should be covered by the lifetime medical coverage that I recieved in a settlement from the courts of TN. I now have lots of phone calls to make and trying to find verification of the ruling that was made in 1990. It is very hard to look through 18 year old paper work. I'm not having very much luck with that. I have current insurance but even with them paying 80%...still leaves me with a huge chunk to pay off. I was awarded a small settlement and lifetime medical coverage on my operation in 1990. A specialist confirmed the other day that this disc was in fact the same disc that was operated on in 1990. So, I now have a call into my original attorney and they are looking for my 18 yr old file and said they would call me when they find it. The specialist also said that this wasn't going to be a simple trim job, but rather a go in and clean everything out and basically put it back together with screws and or pins. I'm not looking forward to this operation, but I am looking forward to continueing my pursuit of monster cats. So if your the praying kind...remember me. If your not, thats ok too.Catch a big one for me!!!! Thanks friends!!!!:big_smile:
     
  2. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I wish you the best brother , I hope you have a speedy recovery.
     

  3. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I wish you the best too.

    Hey you need to be able to compete with The Griz's.


    It's heck to get old.

    Best wishes, Hope to see you next Tues. Night. Don't know how much fishing I'll do. Those rocks are a pain to hobble down.

    Have you ever set up by the ramp on the Energy Lake side at night?? You know, about a 100 ft from the john. There is no Rocks there and a person can park close..
     
  4. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Sorry to hear that this surgery will put you out for awhile brother... I hope you find the paper work (the court house will have the ruling on record too :wink:) I pray that your surgery goes smooth and that God guides the hands of the surgeons and also guides you through recovery!!!

    Praying for you from Iowa brother....
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Prayers sent to you brother!
     
  6. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    John, it just ain't fair. I'm so sorry. Prayers said from your sis in Tennessee.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I will be thinking of ya and praying for a speedy recovery,John. I can't think of being sliced an diced ,I hurt every day all day,But so far I can live with it ,and with NO pain meds. good luck.
     
  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Prayer from mo. Hopefully it's not as bad as they say and you make a recovery quick.
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Been there done that brother...Surgery has come along way since 1990.

    I still have 3 herniated disk now, but I am working and fishing and hope the dont get worse.
     
  10. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    John sorry to hear about you back. Prayers sent your way brother. You will be backing in the hunt for big cats before you know it.

    Tom
     
  11. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    That sucks man! I would see if they can atleast wait till this fishing season over to do the surgery, hang in there
     
  12. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    John you wil be in my thoughts and prayers and i will try and catch a hog for ya. hope you have a pain free and speedy recovery.
     
  13. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    John, prayers sent from So.Alabama
     
  14. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    Been there done that too. 2 surgeries same disc but no hardware installed. I feel for ya, and hope for your speedy recovery.
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    John Prayers sent from So. Illinois. Wishing you a successful surgery, with a quick recovery.
     
  16. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    prayers from here in CA for you John! and prayers for a quick recovery
     
  17. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thanks to you all for your thoughts , prayers and kind words. They are much appreciated.
     
  18. lilgriz

    lilgriz New Member

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    Big Brother, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope evrything goes well with the surgery and with finding all the paper work that you need. My family will be thinking of you and praying for you! If you need ANYTHING, you have my number!
     
  19. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Hope everything works out for you.
     
  20. BIGCAT GarryEads

    BIGCAT GarryEads Head Cheese of the USCA!

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    John ,Hope evrything work,s out.

    BIGCAT GarryEads