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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Taking a friend shooting this afternoon



I love these opportunities. For one, it gives me a chance to pass along the education and skills that are required with handling and using firearms. Secondly, it's my neighbor of all people. I never thought he'd ask me to go with him in a million years. He's just not a gun guy. He goes deer hunting, but that's once a year and he uses a borrowed .243 that is only shot during deer season. When he asked me to go with him last night, I had to contain my excitement when I answered him back. He's taking his dad's Taurus .40 with him on a trip to Colorado beginning tomorrow and has never shot it one time. He doesn't know shit about it. The last time we all went to CO, I was the one who was in charge of our security. He's on his own this time.

As you may remember, I posted about going to Colorado next week a while back. Well, things have been brought to light and discovered during an MRI of the Smoking Hot Little Barefoot Gardening Squaw's back since then. She's got 3 bulged discs with 2 of them almost at the point of rupture. Es no bueno por caca. We aren't real sure how it even happened. She's in good shape and still young. The earliest neuro appointment we could get for her that's not in August, is July 16th. Yep, the week we were supposed to be in CO with my neighbor who's not much into gunning and his wife. I would be inconsiderately out of my mind to ask my wife to suck it up and go on that trip in her condition. 

Am I still taking the entire week off next week? Hell yes! Anything I can do to get myself out of the salt mines for a week works for me. Let's call it a staycation y'all. I'll be in The Backyard doing what I normally do, which is building something, working on something, or smoking a piece of meat as I listen to my tunes in the shade while sipping on some of that ice cold Strawberry Blonde Wine. I'll also be taking care of the SHLBGS's needs too. She doesn't lift a finger if I'm around to help. That's what you do for people you love. You cut for each other and that's what keeps you together. She's been my ride or die woman going on 13 years now and we haven't killed each other with our dominant personalities yet. Can I get a hell yeah? 

 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear of your wife's back problems, but it sounds like you are doing all you can to make her comfortable - that is a good thing. Definitely get this looked at, you only get one back, no spares for this part. Figure this 'staycation' is God's plan to be where you are supposed to be. We don't always know the reason why at the time, but later on find out.

Last summer, my wife has lasic eye surgery, developed an infection from the surgery and for a month, it got pretty dicey. She almost lost the eye. She was in constant pain (said it felt like lemon juice was squirted and just stayed there) and for six weeks, any amount of light would give her migraine headaches. A lot of doctor visits, a specialist at Houston's Baylor Hospital finally got it fixed, though she does have some 'halo' issues in direct light. Not good for motorcycle rider, but she manages fine.

extexanwannabee said...

Sorry to hear of your wife's ailments. Discs are nothing to mess around with. She could go years without any problems, then without warning, very severe back pain could develop. Stay on top of it my man.

Stackz O Magz said...

Thanks Anon. We go to her Neuro on the 16th to see what needs to be done to correct it. It sounds like shots first and if those don't work, they may have to go in with a scope and shave some of that disc off to release the pressure on her nerve. I'll keep you guys posted.

Stackz O Magz said...

Thanks Ex. Neuro next week to see what can be done. I exited the USMC with two bulged discs myself. Mine was from a fall at 9 feet down onto a truck hood at about 6 feet, then onto my back to the ground from there. That shit ain't nothing to play with. I also have a degenerative bone issue in my back as well. So even though I jack steel and kick box regularly, I still have to take it easy when I get to hurting so I don't really screw myself up.

extexanwannabee said...

Back in '08, my dad (then 80) had back surgery on a ruptured disk he got from pulling weeds in the garden. Apparently, he was on his knees, and leaned over sideways to pull a sunflower plant, and damaged his disk. Surgery followed with a disk replacement. The doc showed us what they were replacing...looked like a wire mesh cage. He was good as new after that.
Course, Medicare footed the bill.

Anonymous said...

good on ya. I got a little one like that too...29yrs this year...
Bless them Marine families up there in TN too.
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