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Here's a sure way to kill your career

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by RollOver Pete, May 20, 2016.

  1. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

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    Syncope....sudden loss of consciousness.
    My commercial license is gone for 5 years and I lost my job.
    On the bright side, I'm still alive.

    This is dash cam footage of my accident.

    https://youtu.be/phnPNufAFgI
     
  2. redneckracin

    redneckracin Senior Member

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    wow thats scary as hell. Hopefully they can find out what is wrong with you. I hope you're allright as well.
     
  3. Trashman

    Trashman Well-Known Member

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    Wow......hopefully you can make a speedy and full recovery. :eek:
     
  4. mitch504

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    Man, I hate that for you. I'm sure glad you didn't veer left a little earlier and go off the overpass, or go head on with that car and kill somebody else.

    Do you know what caused it? Can they keep it from happening again?

    Did you get hurt bad in the wreck?

    I'm sure you'll be able to get another job with your operating and repair experience. It's nice being an operator with a CDL, but keep in mind, most operators don't, and they still work.

    BTW, How is your daughter doing?

    Keep your chin up, we're all pulling for you.

    Keep us posted,
    Mitch
     
  5. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    Ditto what Mitch said .

    Our thought's & prayers are with you & family Pete .
     
  6. Scrub Puller

    Scrub Puller Senior Member

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    Yair . . .

    RollOver Pete. All the best from down under, man that was scary . . . trust the medicos can find and alleviate the problem.

    Cheers.
     
  7. lantraxco

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    Without knowing anything at all I would put first money on prescription meds cause over a sudden health issue, but then I'm paranoid about the medical/pharma conglomerate.
     
  8. fast_st

    fast_st Senior Member

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    Glad you're okay, holy cow what an experience! Did you wake up in the ditch? Good news I suppose you weren't in all that heavy traffic and that one guy got out of the way.
     
  9. 51cub

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    I too, hope for a fast, and full recovery. Expect a couple of pretty weird tests if you didn't get them already. If nobody comes up with anything, or if they start treating you, but you still don't feel right, get checked for Lyme Disease. BIG BUT here, make sure they do the Western Blot test, or they won't find it. It's a whole new world to find out everything that a little bug like a tick can do to a body
     
  10. digger242j

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    I can't add much to what's already been said, except to throw in my own personal wishes that you get to the root of that and get it sorted out.
     
  11. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    Ditto what everyone else said Pete. Thank God it was not worse and you are around to find out and correct the problem.
     
  12. seatwarmer

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    Check your sugar, happened to me before I knew I'm diabetic.
     
  13. Wytruckwrench

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    So sorry to hear of that. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and keep your chin up.
     
  14. wilko

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    It sounded like you were yawning and fighting sleepiness a few times. What was the lead up to going unconscious? Like when you stand up too fast? Tunnel vision? Or just boom and wake up in the ambulance?

    Hope they find a cause, maybe then you can get the cdl back sooner.
     
  15. heavyhaulskip

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    Holy **** man, im glad you are ok. That is some crazy ****. Thankfully no one else got hurt.
     
  16. JDOFMEMI

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    Pete

    That is scary, and especially for me since I know we share a lot of the same work habits.

    Please keep us updated on the diagnosis, if you feel comfortable doing so. You are lucky that it happened on a slow, quiet road, not at speed on a busy highway< but I am sure you know that already.

    Best wishes for a full recovery. If there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out to me.
     
  17. Buckethead

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    Thank God you survived to tell the story. Get better soon.
     
  18. grandpa

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    By god your handle fits anyhoo.
     
  19. simonsrplant

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    Hope you get fixed up livo
     
  20. JNB

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    Any updates Pete? Just wondering how things are working out for you.