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2 years 26 weeks ago, 8:52 AM

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Well, went in for my follow up on Monday. Yeah I know, lag time with feeling like doing much of anything is my only excuse.

Anyway, all numbers are all going in the right direction. They backed off 5 mg on the steroids so I'm only taking 15 mg a day now. All the other medications are at the same dose so they still have me on a rolller coaster with feeling worth a crap.

I have a new primary which seems to know her stuff pretty much. Can't get over how she looks like a kid though. Amer-Asian so she looks 15 but is 29. She has that sing song voice too, which makes it hard to follow when she starts talking fast. Other than that not much going on health wise.

I was told it will be months before the rejection is totally over. Once that happens they are going to sign me into this experimental program with a new treatment for the Hep C that is clearing (won't call it curing yet) people. They have not been released to use it on Transplant Recipiants, I'll be taking part in the study which they will use to decide if they will ok it's use on TR's.

48 weeks on daily injections with a few pills, supposed to be a bitch, makes you feel like you have the Flu x 5 but it's worth it if it works. Knowing that the Virus will not end up destroying the organ only to face another transplant down the road is something I honestly look forward too.

I shot Tuesday night, came in 6 th out of 29 shooters on the first round, came in 29 th on the second round. lol talk about a spread. But after the first round and then waiting for the second round I was pretty much done in, so...

I pumped +33 pen points into no shoots on the second round. Got a laugh out of it, hell I was just happy to hit the damn target by this time.

Put a set of CT grips on the 66-2 for the wife, giving it to her tonight when I pick her up at the airport. She complained at first about the weight of the revolver. Then she shot it at 9 feet and 21 feet, 9 feet she had a 1 " group and at 21 feet she had a 1 1/2 " group with 110 Federal HST +P's on a consistant basis. Going to zero the CT at 35 feet which should give her the best range of use for up close and out further.

I am tickled silly over how accurate and easy it is to shoot the Beretta 85f .380. I do not care for the Sig 230 much because it hit back into the web of your hand pretty hard and after 25 rounds you know you've been shooting it. The CZ 83 is easy to shoot but it is a larger grip and higher capacity. The 85f is a single stack, 8 +1, grip size is just right and the angle and beaver tail all work in making it like shooting something around a 22 mag.

For anyone looking for a 380, I would suggest this over anything else and I have shot quiet a few different ones over time. The Beretta 85fs is a double stack which puts it in the same group as the CZ, kind of bulky to conceal easy for someone who can not walk around with their shirt un-tucked.

All the smaller Poly 380's are just above the .25 auto in my opinion. Their weight and design detract from their use as a defensive firearm and the ability to actually get fast reactive shots off on target with any real insurance that your going to hit what your wanting to hit is extreamly limited.

The grips are too small for medium size hands and up, the recoil is too much for Women who have hands small enough to really get a grip on them. There is not a happy medium with them, which is why I generally suggest a small nine or a revolver when size is an issue.

I carry full size combat/duty weapons but thats me, not everyone can or will do that.

anywho, yawl be good and be safe.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 26 weeks ago, 8:58 AM

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ISD

Well, you're up and feisty, sure sign you're feeling better. Welcome back!

2 years 26 weeks ago, 9:03 AM

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Matty, thanky

heh, yeah, guys at the range said something along those lines too. LOL

"Oh Look! Assholes back!"

LMAO, hoping with the roids being lowered I'll start feeling more like being social. Really was a shock just how much they can effect ones mood and how they respond to things.

hope alls been going well for you and everyone else?

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 26 weeks ago, 9:04 AM

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Can't complain

Things aren't bad for me. Just kicked a flu that held onto me for 10 days.

2 years 26 weeks ago, 9:07 AM

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Flu

Next time mention Tamaflu to your doctor if you get it quick enough it will kick the crap out of the Flu in a day or two.

Wife brought it back from Vegas few months back. Daughter and I were put on Tamaflu right away and I had one night of starting to feel crappy and then it was cleared up. My daughter never got to feeling anything, just never got it, wife was down for almost two weeks with it.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 26 weeks ago, 7:29 AM

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Doctor?

What doctor? Only doctor I like is Ron Paul, and only for President. I can't stand going to doctors. I will however take the hint on the tamaflu with gratitude, sir. Two weeks was too long.

2 years 26 weeks ago, 9:22 AM

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ISD, you're amazing.

When I had a fairly simple surgery I was out of action, seriously, for over a month.
You must be one tough customer to hop out of your chair and go about your business!
Keep up the recovery!!

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2 years 26 weeks ago, 9:26 AM

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bp sand

Must be some good stuff. Lol

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2 years 26 weeks ago, 9:38 AM

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Thinking the sand might be the trick. hehe

Tell the truth I spent three years leading up to my transplant dying. Felt like crap all the time, the Cancer was hell and the treatments were worse. My brother got pissed off at me one night and drug me out all night fishing with him, we never got out of the truck. Just sat there and talked about anything and everything. He asked me one question that put it all in perspective at the end of the night when I was getting out of his truck to go into the house.

"You think we survived everything, our childhood, and everything else since then so you can just give up and die? I thought we said we would never give in?" and he drove off.

That night I thought all night long about it, and then let it slip from my mind, then my transplant came about and I was in that bed knowing I had better chance of coming out a stiff than alive. Told my wife and kids and family I loved them, got put under, and when I woke up I almost wished I hadn't I felt so bad. But over the next two weeks of recovering I had lots of time to think about it all and the years leading up to that point.

Nothing negative matters, I mean nothing, you can't change it, it doesn't mean a thing, you let it go and get on to those things you can enjoy and or change. The rest is just weight you don't need to worry about.

I figure if I can move, feel pain or feel like crap, I know I'm alive and if I'm alive short of someone making me stop, I'm not stopping for anything. silly I guess...

But I spent my time dying, now I'm spending every last minute of it living. corny but true as you can get.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 26 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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lol, BP sand

It's the extra "additives" that make the difference. ;)

Good to hear you're doing better, ISD. Congrats on the shoot, too.

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2 years 26 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

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Not trying to be "poetic".. trying to stay on track on important stuff.. Everything you said mattered to me John.. know how important your brother is to you, and i go thru periods of missing mine that are hard..

You can't really understand what it's like to have a life threatening condition till you have one.. couple years ago it looked like a three year window, thank God that window is opening up more and more, and while they can't cure it after failing radiation (twice) they now talk about treating it more like a chronic condition.. That "nothing negative matters" is major.. it's beyond that.. it's pretty much everything..

Tell you guys something i've never said before.. im on here a lot at night due to ..duh.. being up a lot at night.. cramps and peeing.. I flat do them well.. Thing is it's all part of the "cure" and so every time i have the hot flashes (sweat like about 40 fat polish women) I thank God from my soul with everything i have. I know the cramps are going to kick in major later.. but i have a brother in law in GA who's c has spread to bones .. on much the same treatment im on, except his is not effective. The cramps hurt.. to the point of tears and yodeling.. LOVE EM.. Everyone is a blessing.. Nothing negative matters.. know thats not what John was saying exactly, but just another spin on it..

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