It happens every few years.
Unfortunately because of my fucked up back, me no can do.
For those who don’t know, I fucked my back up when I was 20 and lived in misery for 5 years until they finally figured out what was wrong. I then went under the knife for 5 hours while they opened me up, took out one and a half discs, cut a chunk of my pelvis out and broke it into little pieces and then stacked those pieces up around the lowest vertebra before your spine hits your pelvis. It had to fuse together like a broken bone heals.
L-5 and L-6 they worked on. It took two years to heal up and has been fucked up ever since. I got a nice wicked zipper down my lower back out of the deal and had zero reportable income for one entire year back in 86 because I couldn’t work above the table.
So yeah, I have a very fucked up back. I have been a mechanic anyway for forty years now.
There are some things I have to be damn careful about but I manage.
One thing I can’t do though is to sit for long periods of time. Long road trips kill me, I have to stop and get out every so often and walk around to get the feeling back in my leg.
Sometimes it feels like someone is pouring ice water down the side of my right leg onto my foot and there is a dead spot on my tiny little right butt cheek from them cutting some nerve when they opened me up.
I still have a pinched nerve back there and my fucking leg goes to sleep if I sit too long.
So I sent off to be excused again. I haven’t had to serve on one yet because of this issue.
Now I have to wait for their reply.
I can get a doctor to verify this shit if I have to.