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I just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive. Lots of life changes. Finally had an MRI of my neck and back. I have a herniated disc that's bulging into my spinal cord and pinching a nerve at the base of my neck. That's is why I have lost alot of the mobility in my and use of my left arm. On the MRI it also showed that I have lesions on my spine. They recommended that I see an oncologist and be tested for cancer. Went in for nuclear bone scan.... Negative thankfully. But they still don't know what they are. More testing is required.

I'm starting a new job in the communications industry as a manager on Nov 18th. I'm excited for the new opportunity. This means good things to come for myself and the family. This new opportunity is gonna make life easier on me.

I'm still working on the xB as time permits between work and life. We went to the Drop Em Wear show in Winston-Salem, NC on October 19th. I actually drive the xb for a change! It was the furthest I've ever driven my xb. Almost 4hrs each way. I Caravaned with a few other members of my club. I took these videos as we sat at the gas Station at 3am getting ready to leave SC.

I''m fortunate enough to have always surrounded myself with good people. I am very thankful for my car club Freaks of Nature. Thank you to all my club xb family for your love and support.


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Just figured I'd check in this morning hope everybody's having a good week. I'm looking forward to Turkey Day.... had a CAT scan this morning of my thoracic spine and also a bone density scan. they're still trying to figure out what's going on with the lesions in my spine. but cancer has been ruled out.

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Just figured I'd check in this morning hope everybody's having a good week. I'm looking forward to Turkey Day.... had a CAT scan this morning of my thoracic spine and also a bone density scan. they're still trying to figure out what's going on with the lesions in my spine. but cancer has been ruled out.

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Good to hear some good news Ray, you the man!

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Good to hear some good news Ray, you the man!

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Thanks Samy

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Good to hear you are getting some good news Ray. Hope everything continues to go your way
 

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Sorry to hear about the herniated disc. Mine - between L5 & S1 in 2001 - has been 99.5% resolved for many years. The great news is that, as the leaky fluid dries out over time, nerve pressure decreases. The challenging news is that strengthening the surrounding muscles takes regular work. And it's worth it. Walking a lot helps keep the discs refreshing themselves as well.

Being well over 40 is lots of work! Good luck with handling those lesions, and I hope the mobility returns sooner than later.
 

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I just wanted to reach out and wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving. Please be safe


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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well. Happy Thanksgiving to our Scion Family
 

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Me too

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Just figured I'd check in it's been awhile since I've been on here. I've been staying busy with the new job and all. I like it. I can't believe it's already almost Christmas. hope everybody's having a good December. have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Hay there Ray, great to hear you are enjoying your job, any new updates on your project?

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Now I've been working so much, I haven't even really been in the garage at all. I had to go out of state for two days for training this week.

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Sad news to pass along. ?

Jeff Dubois passed away Nov 13.
I have been chatting with his wife today after she replied to a pm id sent. Said it was ok for me to pass this along to his scion family.
My heart is broken we lost a super cool man.

Here is some of our convo.
She is doing rhe best she can, knows how much he loved his xb, forums and family.
We had some good laughs. We are now friends on fb. So feel free to friend me (Deb Lowe) to get to her to send a message.
Im sure shed appreciate how much we thought of Jeff.

RIP my friend.. we will carry on for you. ?
 

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Mine Too Dion. Will miss his random calls when he didnt hear from me for to long.
He fought soooo hard to live
Wife retired this past June so they could have time together. Soo sad.

She keeps finding what shes labeled suprises all over the place. Misc gift cards from him.
Hes still trying to spoil her. ❤
 
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