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Boy am I fortunate

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Popgun, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. Popgun

    Popgun TS Member

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    To all my friends on Trapshooters,

    I am a very fortunate individual. I had a small stroke in my left eye
    and it gave me warnings of more serious consequences. After all the
    tests were run, I was rushed into emergency surgery for Carotid surgery.
    If not for the small eye stroke, the problems would not have been found and
    I would have ended up in the Trapshooters in the sky. The stroke took away
    1/3 of my vision in the upper left eye. Will I be able to shoot??? We will
    see as soon as I am able to shoot. Please all shooters have your doctors check
    your carotid arteries so this does not happen to you.

    Popgun, Bob Smith
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    My brother in law just had the same thing, and he was on a motorcycle trip. He lost his left eye completely, but he is alive. Unfortunately he shoots left handed.

    He's just happy to still be here.

    HM
     
  3. nspktr1

    nspktr1 TS Member

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    When I had my carotid blockage in September, I blacked out while doing 75mph on I-75 South in Tennessee. Lucky for me there was someone behind me with cell phone. Paramedics were there quick. Was dead, but they brought me back after 8 shocks. Glad to be alive, two stents later I'm fine. No permanent damage, sorry about you guys, hope everything works out OK.

    Mercury Sable earned it's 5-star crash rating that day.
     
  4. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    Bob,hope you will be able to shoot.

    God Bless

    Bocephas
     
  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I'm glad for all you guys.
     
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