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Sunday Song and Wellness Check In

Updating our Health

First, let’s go over what happened…

During our two weeks time off, we were having problems with allergies, general breathing problems, etc. We got “better” then decided to take a trip which we picked up in Wisconsin. It was a nightmare to get accomplished. We gave it our best shot, but there was no way we could continue safely. 

We made the command decision to terminate the trip in Gary, Indiana and make arrangements to visit doctors and get our health handled. We made it home to Belvidere Thursday night then went to Urgent Care on Friday morning. They made the decision to send us to the emergency room. Our condition warranted us to be admitted and that’s where we are now.

Second, Let’s Go Over What *I* Know; What *YOU* Don’t; and the Rumors…


Okay, so there is a whole team of doctors, nurses, specialists, and everybody else here in this hospital who knows what they are doing. They have poked me, prodded me, stuck tubes and things all over me. They are twisting veins and pulling things in knots. They are doing what they need to do. They have ruled out a ton of things. They have determined what needs further testing. They are also waiting for some verification test results that are taking a bit longer to get back.


This means that since the doctors who have gone through many, many years of schooling haven’t made a firm determination as of yet, then that means YOU certainly have no right to speculate or start rumors of any kind. Nobody knows at this point what the future holds, but as of now, we do know the following:


I will keep the truck. We are still truck drivers. We are still in charge of BigRigTravels. Keep the rumors out.

Third, Let’s Go Over What We Expect to Happen…


The doctors are expecting the final puzzle piece test result on Monday. We will undergo more testing, and most likely we will be sent home afterwards. A treatment plan would be set up for us along with several follow-up tests that need to be done over the next few weeks. We won’t be able to hit the road for probably a month (just a rough estimate for now) since we have so many follow-ups to handle. The treatments and tests we get will determine when we’d be able to hit the road. At this point, we’re fully expecting to continue everything, but it’ll have a much better, longer, and healthier outcome, which will eventually make life on the road much easier for me.



I want to give my sincerest thanks for all of the messages and prayers. I will keep you informed as much as possible. Please respect my privacy, and keep in mind that while having and running a website and trucking around America with a truck full of Road Crew is both awesome and exciting, our health must take precedence. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we obviously can’t do all the other things. Just keep that in mind.

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  1. Hope you get well soon I know what its like to be put up for a while.Listen to the doctors and do as they say and things will be better soon for you.All the crew are pulling for you.Get well soon,from Ron down in Springfield Il.Get well soon Steve.

  2. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Got you on our prayer list. As much as we enjoy riding along we can wait. This’ll give us a chance to catch up on some of your older trips. Sending light and love.
    Art and Deb

  3. About a week and a half before you left for Wisconsin, I was worried.
    Probably my internition the Lord gave me.
    Anyway I’m you’re getting better.
    Godspeed Big Rig Steve,!!

  4. Naturally we’re all very concerned and wouldn’t expect you to return to what you and the Road Crew love until you are well enough to do so. Seeing all of this beautiful country through your window has been a wonderful blessing and journey. Prayers for a speedy recovery and to many more healthy miles ahead.

  5. The internet is full of nuts & troublemakers. But your real friends & loyal roadcrew will be understanding & rooting & praying for you. God continue to bless you as He has in the past.

  6. “Been there, done that” in what seems to be a very similar fashion, so even outside of my work in a healthcare related field, I have a very good idea of what you are enduring. Hope you can relax and focus on getting well, and keeping sane with the poking and prodding and studying by the medical staff. I hope they let you eat some BACON. Glad to know everyone is talking about maybe a month or so to possibly get back on the road as I’ve been told to stay out from behind the wheel for far longer, and all I drive are personal passenger vehicles. Prayers for you going up every day.

    • Oh My For Petes Sake??? Eat Bacon??? Steves condition only warrants pablum and cream of wheat with his sensitive appetite condition!! Bacon would just set him way way way back!!! ATH need to question your health care qualifications !! LOL

  7. Foster

  8. Steve, thanks for the update. Your health takes precedence over everything! We will eagerly await a positive outcome and be patient as you gain more insight and a treatment plan for a good outcome. I will be praying for you in the interim, and most likely be on my road trip to Texas or even back home from it when you return. Your broadcasts reminded me of how much I need a road trip to visit family, I look forward to the open road. All the best Steve and dear Road Crew.

  9. Praying for a speedy and complete recovery. We miss you, but want you back only when you are well. Your health is the top priority. May God lay His healing hand on you, as it will be done in His time, not our time.

  10. Praying for you Steve!Finding your YouTube site has brought me lots of joy! I loved seeing places I’ve never been lie out west.

  11. Feel better Steve. You are in my prayers.🍀

  12. Hello, Steve. Hope you feel better soon. Best wishes that the test results will straighten everything out and that you be whole. Thanks for everything you’ve done for the Road Crew community. Get well soon, man.

  13. No, I’m not a Doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. If you’re hospital stay is anything like mine, you’re in a good dream and someone shakes you at 05:45 to draw blood. Then you lay there cuz you have an hour to kill before you order breakfast. And on Sunday, the residents take the med students from UVM on rounds so, when they wake you at 06:00, there are 6 people staring at you. Hope you have good cable TV and Wi-Fi at least. The docs will figure it out and get you on your way. Pet therapy goes along way. Get well quickly my friend.

  14. God bless you for everything you do. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Prayers that you get well son and are back home to recuperate with your fur babies soon!

  16. Get well soon Steve! Road Crew wishes you speedy recovery!

  17. You are greatly missed, but your health needs to be the number 1 priority. Please relax and follow all of your doctors’ instructions. I am sending prayers for a complete recovery.

  18. Thanks for the update Big Rig Steve! I’m confident the doctors will get you back up and running! In the meantime,
    get rest, get healthy and enjoy some bonus time at home with the critters! Get well soon!

  19. Thank you Steve for the update, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick and a full recovery!! Take all the time you need and we will be waiting patiently for your return to driving the big rig again!

  20. Do what the docs say 100%. Looking forward to the next trip We enjoy all of them!

  21. You will be much better when the test results cgme back and give the medics something specific to work on. Enjoy the rest time and I guarantee you will survive the *hospital food* (no hot dogs and onions) for a while. Just remember, you have all that delicious cooked meat in your freezer to look forward to.

  22. Praying for you Steve and sure need to take all time needed before get back on road!!!Yes take all time in world to insure full recovery Steve!!! Yrs we all sure miss BRT but will pray for your jul recovery!!

  23. I’m very sorry Steve for your health issue. Hope you will be better as soon as possible. I pray for your health! Blessings from mid-Europe🙏💟

  24. Been awhile since you visited the Rez. Our family prayers are with you and yours. be waiting on side of I-40 when you pass through; just sound that air horn. Bless the hands that have prepared our food and bless them that brought it to us. May God Bless. 3’s & 8’s laters.

  25. Praying for you Steve. Your health comes first, so take care of yourself. We will see you back on the road when you are ready and healthy.

  26. Hi Steve, just thinking of you today and hope that you are feeling better. What a rough patch you’ve hit. God is good and He’s watching over you as is all your road crew. So you are not alone in this downtime. We miss having you on the road telling us where we are going and seeing all the sites with you. So here’s the proverbial statement….get well soon

  27. Hi Steve, Thanks for the update and all you do for your Road Crew Family. Get well soon. Best wishes from the UK.

  28. Thank You for the update, Steve. My Best wishes for your return home soon with potions & pills that will make you well. From personal experience, I think being with your dogs will be the best medicine.

    Looking forward to your return to the road when you are rested and rejuvenated.

  29. Thanks for keeping in touch with us Road Crew people. Enjoy your travels broadcast tremendously but there comes a time when a person’s health comes before work. Take care and you are in our prayers.

  30. So glad to hear you are getting things handled with the Doctors and taking the time off to get better. I wish you a speedy recovery and return to health. Take as much time as you need to return to health. Thats whats most important. God bless.

  31. Steve: Thanks for the update. Sounds like you are in good hands! Most of us have been in the “poked & prodded ” state, the wait is no fun, but necessary. Hang in there, we’ll be waiting for further updates & you!
    Don Murray

  32. Hope you are feeling better soon, Our thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery. Your trips bring Joy and Fun too many many people and they All are thinking of you!!

  33. Steve sure do miss you but under the circumstances of your condition you just take all the time needed to regain back your heat!! Prayers goingup

  34. What happened to my comment from the other day?

    • Gus Jones
      There is one above if you scroll back far enough. Is that what you are looking for?

      • Funny how it appears as well as 27 other comments after I leave this message.

  35. Hi Steve, We have been so concerned about your health. We are glad you are in the right hands and we are praying for a speedy recovery. Keep us posted when you can. Thank you for your update.

  36. Thinking of you, Steve , the man, the myth! Praying for your restored health and hoping you’ll be back on the road again soon.
    It’s getting close to high tide out here so hold on to those socks!

  37. Wow, I’m just catching up on everything.. I’ve got to say being someone who deals with respiratory issues that it’s good you knew the signs and got the help you needed. Take as much time as you need to let God heal you.

  38. Steve after some deep soul searching am just wondering if problem just might be too much cheetoes bacon hot dogs with onions belvitas bad Pilot coffee and Lorna accidentally contaminated ice cream ==well might tell Doctors to evaluate as possible causes of illness??? Okay all this is just to state my love for you and all Brt crew with a tad bit of humor !!! God Bless!!!!

  39. Hi Steve, May Lord comfort you and bless you with his healing touch for your complete recovery. Amen, God Bless

  40. We continue to pray. I know I had the bad cough about a month ago while the high school was in spring break. I was too macho to go to the doctor (I had a regularly scheduled appointment April 10). By then I was about 95% and he found nothing wrong. In fact, I had lost another 8 pounds without trying and he was happy with my BP of 130/ 83. You certainly did the right thing. Maybe freight will improve upon the break and when you’re able you can get more home things taken care of. We miss you / we love you / and we are going to try and get along without you – on the road that is!

  41. Hi Steve,

    I haven’t posted in the chat lately. But I still lurk on your Youtube page.

    I noticed that you haven’t been out driving lately. So I wondered what was going on. So I decided to check this website.

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with some health issues at this time. So I pray that you get well soon. Whenever your health permits you to drive again, we’ll be here.

    La Donna

  42. Hi Steve, We miss you but we know can not come back until you are completely healed, Just want you to know we will be here when you are ready to hit the road again. Get well and enjoy the down time.

  43. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Steve, as you travel the road back to wellness!

  44. Prayers still going up for you Steve!! Hang in there till excellent normal health is restored and will be once again ==Mash-It time will once more be heard world wide on BRT Travels!! P.S. just ignore bacon suggestion made by a well meaning bit sadly de-ranged ATH !!

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