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Re: John the Driver
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Re: John the Driver
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Re: John the Driver
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2018, 02:12:46 pm »
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
—Patrick Henry

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
— Daniel Webster

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Re: John the Driver
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2018, 07:37:47 am »
I haven't had a chance to see John since he got home.  He did stop into the office after most of the office people had left and left the doctor's reports on the desk of the human resources person.  She came over and talked about it with me the next morning.

The doctor in St. Paul stated that he cannot return to work until the 28th.  This means another week out, and then depends on what his followup with his local doctor reveals. 

At this time it appears that the whole episode is due to dehydration.  He does not take good care of himself, and did complain about the heat the week before.  When I visited him in the hospital, he thanked me for making him stop and go to the doctor, and his wife told me that he felt so bad he almost called in sick and didn't take the route.  His typical routine is to rely on Pepsi, Monster, and 5 Hour Energy.  When I used his truck, and gather his items together to leave some at the hospital and put the rest in storage at the company, I didn't find any water in the truck, three bags of high sugar "kiddie" cereal, chips, Ramon Noodle cups, six packs of cigarettes, and three vape pipes.

I don't know what will come of John's final doctor visit, and if he will change his lifestyle.  But, before he was even out of the hospital, two of our drivers made appointments for physicals, and one who recently had one called his doctor and scheduled a colonoscopy.

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Re: John the Driver
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2018, 12:37:56 pm »
Gosh...well, now it's up to him...  Good to know his experience might have lead to others considering their well being.

Get him a CamelBak to hang in the cab and drink while keeping both hands on the wheel  =))

Someone here should be able to come up with a list of "good" snacks for truck drivers to live on. =)

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
—Patrick Henry

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
— Daniel Webster