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    I will ask my DO this week if he knows anything about his specialty in Canada. I went to Chiropractors since the late 80s. I am convinced it ruined my back in the long run. If I had gone to a DO in 1990, I would have save me years of long term pain !

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    Sucks to hear about the stuff you've been going through, Kevin! Good to see you posting again though, there is progress in that. Was there anything that triggered it or did you just wake with pain? Strange how things can be going so well and then bam, you get dealt a crummy hand that persists long after you've left the table..

    Also sucks to hear about you having cancer, David. Geez, getting old sucks, and we're not even that old.
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    I am 32 and just wondering what the hell life has in store for me next.
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    Thirty-four here. The day you're born is also the day you start dying.. I take it one day at a time. I'm not here for a long time, but a good time.
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    39. Just occurred to me today that the last several times I've seen certain people has been at funerals. Bit of a depressing thought. They all live "away" so its not like I can just drop over for coffee and a bullshit.

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    43 here and yeah... funerals have come and gone too often in recent years. One of my wife's uncles is dealing with brain cancer (hyper aggressive) and has 6-8 months max to live (so say the doctors). No clue how that's going to play out as nobody is broaching the subject at this point. Probably take it as it hits as is the usual pattern with these things. This time we have a heads up. My cousin dying last year caught everyone off guard because he was probably the only one who knew how bad off he really was. He never let anyone worry about him and was one of the most caring assholes you'd ever meet. Sometimes I feel like being such a "responsible adult" and not having fun so I can save and get that nice house on some land and finally have a shop to build "the toy" is going to leave me without any time left to do much of anything. I here today, might as well learn to enjoy it.

    tl;dr - cancer sucks. death sucks. I miss people. I need to learn to live while I can.

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    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    I'm only 21 and sometimes I wonder how I'm not dead yet, considering how I'm living life from time to time.
    Even though I'm so young, I've lost quite many people from around me, every single one is too many. The saddest part is that many were taken by someone else's hand and atleast two by their own hand.
    Some say I seem desensitized, while that may be partly true, I mostly just don't show my (negative) emotions. Because if I do, it takes me over and I crumble down like a house of cards.

    I was taught to be responsible in every way. Responsible is often boring, boring is the opposite of enjoying life. You gotta enjoy it while you're still here
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    You won't understand the full value of being "responsible in every way" until you are older and maybe with a family. Actually any kids you have,will have a good chance of being brought up with the same values that you have.
    It is tragic that so many of the people you know have died. As I read your comments, Your not desensitized, your just holding your emotions in. You need to grieve for each loss. You will feel better and the built up pressure (like a pressure cooker) won't explode when you least expect it.
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    Kishy; I hope whatever scans (MRI, etc....) you get; reveal a treatable condition.

    Dave is right; we/I need to be proactive with our health. I have a tendancy to wait on things like that. Then when things get to the tipping point; I do something about it. That is not the way to do things. I learned that lesson with my deviated septum. I've had the condition since I was a kid; but it wasn't bad; until a decade ago when I noticed that I could only breathe through 1 nostril. I was okay with that until that nostril clogged up. Did I do anything about that? No. I just breathed through my mouth for 2016 (yes, a whole year!) until I had my 3rd sinus infection and my ENT demanded I get corrective surgery. After the surgery, I was able to breathe through my nose again. It's not perfect as one side clogs at night; but I can breathe whilst sleeping. Should have done that 30 years ago; my health during high school would have been much better had I done so. And that is the point; need to be proactive.

    Oh, I'm 43 as well.

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    Oh wait... I didn't carry the 1... I'm 44.

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    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    You guys are making me feel bad. Next year is medicare for me.
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    I will feel really bad when I start getting advertising and discounts for funeral plans. "Buy now..time is quickly running out "

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    yuk yuk yuk.
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    I've been getting the occasional AARP ad in the mail for the past 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    I wanted to retire 20 years ago, unfortunately for financial reasons that didn't quite work out

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
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    The sale of the car did not happen; prospective buyer found a road-ready one closer to home. And apparently did see the post because he re-assured me his intent had not been to derby it. If you see this one...you should sign up and let us see what you're working on.

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    Hope you feel better and continue to take it seriously, as it seems you are.

    Ive had some knee pain isolated to my left knee that came and went (for no apparent reason) since April 2020 where I couldn't bend or put pressure on it whatsoever. September rolls around and it just would not go away anymore.

    After many doctor visits, multiple surgical biopsies scans up the wazoo...x-rays, MRI, CT, PET and bone marrow biopsy/aspiration from back of my pelvis I have cancer. Its not life threatening and slow to grow...the doctors categorize it as a indolent lymphoma but still put a halt on my life for the past 5 months.

    I am currently undergoing radiation treatment for it and am expected make a full recovery.

    Anyways, you never know what is coming your way so always seek out why you are feeling the way you are just to be on the safe and proactive side of things.

    Regarding a potential sale of the car..I get it. Hopefully everyone is honest and no funny business goes down.
    I have been quite concerned about the potential for this being some form of cancer, like a tumor pushing on the nerve. Physiotherapist and chiropractor both agree the issue is that a nerve is being irritated, but symptoms make it impossible to actually verify the exact location of the irritation or to establish that it even is just one source of irritation or one affected nerve. The MRI should tell more. I am now falling victim of the one true criticism of the Canadian healthcare system, which is the wait time for diagnostics such as this. The wait for the MRI is estimated to be a couple months, the wait for the EMG may be over a year. I get the impression that there are not many facilities equipped to do it and I'll likely be traveling to another city for it. Oh well, it is what it is.

    Of course it is also entirely possible that it's just an unfortunate effect of aging (31). I am neither fit nor particularly overweight, but I am certainly not "in shape", and that doesn't help in terms of back muscle strength and maintaining posture. I've been working with the ergonomist at work, and in general my work is very understanding of the fact that this could be an ergonomic injury, so we're making changes to improve that angle of things as well. I will specifically note that my new work vehicle, the Transit Connect, has some really horrendous ergonomic features as related to the seat, which the ergonomist agrees may be a major factor. I may make another thread feeling out this topic a little more, as this isn't really the right one for it.

    It is fortunate that your cancer was discovered and treatment is expected to be effective. I certainly hope you see a full recovery and can go back to life as usual soon.

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    The day you're born is also the day you start dying.
    People at work always look at me in funny and occasionally horrified ways when I make remarks like this, but it's not like it isn't true lol.

    "What's up?"
    "Oh, you know, just one day closer to death!"
    But on the serious side of that, definitely +1 on the remarks about making the best of what we've got. Do things you enjoy with people who are good company, there is certainly no guarantee we get anything else after this life's gone.

    I appreciate all contributions on the topic but do respectfully ask that we let this thread go back to the car it is about. Unfortunately I have no content to add about it presently.

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    Hey Kishy, love that you saved this poor thing from a derby, it reminds me of my old 86 I had, same color, coach roof etc, except my interior was maroon, and the body was much more rusted. I have a soft spot for these cars.

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