wit and wisdom

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:41
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Well folks, you will have to do without my wit? and wisdom? for a week:-)

Just like my old G60 which needs parts from time to time I am going in for a replacement left knee tomorrow. It will definitely be aftermarket parts and will be installed by a specialist. It is guaranteed to last at least 15 years. Within 12 months I will have the right knee replaced and then hopefully I will regain full independent movement again.

So wish me luck.........Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: enzo - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:01

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:01
Thanks for the advice earlier and goodluck with the op.
Stay well,
Enzo - Bundubasher
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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:14

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:14
Have you considered a 50mm lift kit all round :)
Good luckKeep your powder dry
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 10:22

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 10:22
does willem have ducks disease....is his backside too close to the ground ie is he short...Richard
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:17

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:17
Ask for a Nolathane (I think it is) joint works a treat............ Good luckKeep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:22

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:22
Willem, get them to fit a grease nipple at the same time. Beg borrow or steal a laptop to use in hospital - you'll be bored senseless and will need some diversion.You may need a vehicle with a slushbox for a while with a gammy left knee. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:03

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:03
All the best Willem!! Hope you get lots of roses and chocolates !! Chocolates help with lubrication:>) Maybe you will never have a dull moment dreaming of what you can do when it is all over.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:01

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:01
Willem,

Had to read your post a second time, thought you said you were getting second hand parts. Was a little concerned about that, but with cleaner glasses, I note they will be AM.

Had a rellie get this op, a year or so ago, and she is very mobile.

Good luck, we'll hear from you later. Just make sure they get the toe-in set for radials!

Hooroo...

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Reply By: johnsy - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:02

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:02
So not going genuine ah they must be pretty confident 15 year warranty you'll hack the pace mate !good luck

went and had a squiz at that g60 and gone from$3000 to $2500 got a lot of hard miles under her belt cya
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:17

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:17
All the best dude...

I had 2 ops on the leg last year, Knee reconstruction replacing all 4 ligaments with ones from Cadavors, and a tendon transfer to try and get my foot to work again after the crash.

Good luck, gimme a call if ya need a chat when ya sittin home doing nuthin!
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Reply By: desert - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:26

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:26
Got me doubts about independent knee's, off road!
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:33

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:33
Hope it goes well Willem, I'm sure it will they work miricals these days.
Watch the weight mate, you loose it going in to hosp & put it on sitting around bored witless after. Give us a yell if the truck looks like it needs a run and we'll organise something, if you behave yourself we might even let you come along for a ride.
Take care.Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:45

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:45
Best wishes, Willem. I'm sure all will go well. You may even be able to use a clutch properly when you recover!!

Don't forget to pick up a script for some of that teflon based, high temp. grease. I hear it works a treat on CVs, springs and the like. Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:53

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:53
Willem,

Make sure the docs dont put in "Johnny joints". I think you will find the Johnny joints are availabe from the local pub, fittment usually takes one evening, 6 mates, and involves a payment of about $250 to the publican. They require frequent lubrication, again performed by the local publican for modest fee.

Make sure you get the joints with the anti-sway bar fitted, very useful around the police. Make sure you get them pointing in the same direction (ideally fowards), otherwise you just end up walking in circles.

All the best for the op.

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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:04

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:04
Many dislocated kneecaps (>20), removal of kneecap, removal of one of my quads muscles, relocation of tendon, removal of "cartilage", 3 therapeutic arthroscopies, Total of 9 months in plaster and crutches, and further 18+ months on crutches in the last 25 years...and I'm 42 years old.

Got a rough idea of what you're going through.....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 23:18

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 23:18
yea about the same, 29 ops since accident in 11/99. 3 weeks in coma, 3 mths in hospital, numerous breakages, and compound fracture
http://truckster.offroad.au.com/injuries.htm

but had broken back, and numerous dislocated shoulders before that from footy and racin :( also ankles and wrists...
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 00:19

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 00:19
Hey..GaryInOz

Are you sure your not actually a Lada Niva?
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 01:30

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 01:30
Nah mate, Ladas breark downbeforethe even leave the car yard.

BTW Truckster, car accident 3days ICU concious ventilated nearly 3 weeks in RBH Brisbane, elevation of middle third (r) side of face ("wired"), #(r)compound radius/ulnar (wrist and elbow), dislocated shoulder x 2, reconstructed (r) shoulder, lower abdo injury, repair to abdo injury x 3, #(r)1,2,3 metatarsal, etc. Bad when you are an ICU registered nurse, gives you a TOTALLY different perspective on the patients that you look after when you get back to work...
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Reply By: Member - Rick - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:30

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:30
Willem,

Take it easy from all of us locals, who are also on the 4wd out of adelaide site.

I used to drive a G 60 tray top for 3 years, honest but definitely no frills. When the seat went, I just grabbed a sheepskin (from the farm slaughter), stuffed it into the collapsed seat, and that worked for a coupla years. Had lotsa dust in the cab, too, and mud, and heat. So I think I have some empathy with your orange beast.

I can report that all you said about Warraweena proved true, starting with meeting Stonie & Gina. We (4 blokes) spent 3 nights/ 3 days there recently, and discovered that it would take another few days to see the other 'half' of Warraweena.

I've attempted to post a few Warraweena pics on the 4wd O O A site, but can't crack it...maybe when you get back in residence at Peterborough they'll be up fro you to see.

Catch yaRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Reply By: Slammin - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:44

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:44
Willem,
just double check they have all the parts in stock and the necassary tools. I once had my suspension done and they didn't have the right torsion bars and I was wihout transport for the week, geeze it was a hassle. Adn a mate of a mate of mine had a half brother that ...............
Make sure you stay online. Good luck.
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 00:51

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 00:51
Hi Willem

All the best & a speedy recovery don't stay away from Explore Oz to long
you always have something interesting to say.

CheersPrado TD Auto
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 08:11

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 08:11
when i read that we were going to have to do without your wit i thought...Hell he is like my wife, a tourist... never home.

Ah but then i read further and realise its a retrofit! Get your warranty in writing lol

good luck willemRichard
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:18

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:18
Good Luck Willem, hope all goes well. Just check with your insurer that the modifications will keep you covered before you get operated on : )Just Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Willem- Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:29

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:29
Thanks fellas for all the good wishes and humour. Catch ya in a week or so.Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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