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Old 02-12-2012, 18:46   #8551
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^^ Yep

You need to think about the good YOU have done since he saved you too.
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Old 02-13-2012, 18:37   #8552
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^^ Yep
You need to think about the good YOU have done since he saved you too.
The first thing that came to mind when I read that was sending the police after Skidoo, since that's pretty obvious, and it was all happening here on GT. I really never thought I've done a lot of good in the world, although I try. But in some ways I guess I do. My employer seems to think I do, they still want me to stay over here in spite of all the problems I have.

I was just listening yesterday to someone complain about contractors, and how we aren't really serving our country, etc. Someone there pointed out that most all of us are veterans, but that didn't make any difference. I just shook my head and walked away, because I think I still do. Then later I stumbled across this article. I think it puts a little bit into perspective...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46357483...s-contractors/



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And it should never leave you.
Greg left with a part of you, and you were left with a part of him.
You will be together again. Acceptance is the only cure. I know how
hard this is and has been for you, my heart aches for you.

Get your butt back home,......ya still owe me the honor of a beer!
I left this one last night because I wanted to think about it. So now I know who got my watch... J/K, no one stole my watch. Now I just hope Greg doesn't smite me for that.

I never really thought of it this way, but it makes a lot of sense. He took the part of me that never really thought of things like this before, at least not in the "It might happen to me" sense. This sort of thing was just something I heard or read about, and I always admires someone who could risk, and lose, their life for another. Especially for someone they barely knew. But the reality is that all of us who serve of even deploy as civilians are risking doing exactly that. Just not on a one-on-one basis like Greg did for me.

That's been hard to accept, that someone died for me. Someone that I didn't want to die, and if I could go back and somehow make him stay down I would, even though I know how that would end for me. He did leave something with me, and I can see why you say it's a aprt of himself. It's the part of him that's made me keep hanging on even when I wanted nothing more than to give up for these past 3 years. I can't just let his sacrifice be in vain, no matter how hard it is for me or how much it hurts.

As for that beer, the honor would be mine.
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Old 02-13-2012, 20:17   #8553
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That's a good post, Wolfe. You ARE serving your country. It doesn't matter what that jerk thinks, but what you think.

When I first "met" you, you could have never posted that.
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That's what I need to be able to do, put it some place and only let it out sometimes, instead of it coming out at the worst possible time or just staying out constantly.
Keep working on that and it will happen. It seems to already be getting better for you.

That sounds like a damn good idea. How I wish I had someone's hand to hold or shoulder to cry on at times here.
You have our shoulders to cry on even though we are far away. Please never forget that.

You're right about that, I'll never forget. I'm just trying to so hard to get to a place where I think of Greg's life instead of his death all the time. He deserves better than that, he wouldn't have done what he did if he hadn't been a good man all those years before he blew cover to save me.
You are looking at it the right way. Now you just need to get your heart and your mind to work together on this subject.

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The first thing that came to mind when I read that was sending the police after Skidoo, since that's pretty obvious, and it was all happening here on GT. I really never thought I've done a lot of good in the world, although I try. But in some ways I guess I do. My employer seems to think I do, they still want me to stay over here in spite of all the problems I have.

I was just listening yesterday to someone complain about contractors, and how we aren't really serving our country, etc. Someone there pointed out that most all of us are veterans, but that didn't make any difference. I just shook my head and walked away, because I think I still do. Then later I stumbled across this article. I think it puts a little bit into perspective...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46357483...s-contractors/
I read that article and agree with it but some of the comments at the bottom were terrible. It seems so many people really have no idea what you do over there. I could not see you becoming a mercenary.




I left this one last night because I wanted to think about it. So now I know who got my watch... :: J/K, no one stole my watch. Now I just hope Greg doesn't smite me for that.

I never really thought of it this way, but it makes a lot of sense. He took the part of me that never really thought of things like this before, at least not in the "It might happen to me" sense. This sort of thing was just something I heard or read about, and I always admires someone who could risk, and lose, their life for another. Especially for someone they barely knew. But the reality is that all of us who serve of even deploy as civilians are risking doing exactly that. Just not on a one-on-one basis like Greg did for me.

That's been hard to accept, that someone died for me. Someone that I didn't want to die, and if I could go back and somehow make him stay down I would, even though I know how that would end for me. He did leave something with me, and I can see why you say it's a aprt of himself. It's the part of him that's made me keep hanging on even when I wanted nothing more than to give up for these past 3 years. I can't just let his sacrifice be in vain, no matter how hard it is for me or how much it hurts.

As for that beer, the honor would be mine.
I hope Greg is waiting to get you for that comment Wolfe!

That would be hard for anyone with a conscience to accept. Only a person who does not care about other could just take another sacrifice like that in stride. You care too much about others to not take it badly. That good in you is what Greg saw that made you worth risking his life and what makes us love you. In spite of what you said in an email to me Greg did not take the best part of you with him. He left that for all of us to see. He did leave the best part of himself for you to carry on. His sacrifice will never be in vain as long as you stay in the fight.

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That's a good post, Wolfe. You ARE serving your country. It doesn't matter what that jerk thinks, but what you think.

When I first "met" you, you could have never posted that.
I agree with you about serving her country. Anyone who volunteers to go over there is serving in some way.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:57   #8555
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May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of those who say contractors don't serve their country and may their arms be too short to scratch.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:11   #8556
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Good one!



I'm not going to try to answer any of the other stuff in here, or the PM's I have, because I'm about to go back to the hospital for the night. At least I hope they keep me there overnight and knock me out good.

I got good news and bad news. The bad news if that I have an upper respiratory infection again. My PA and I talked about it some this afternoon, and she thinks I'll probably be really vulnerable to them for the rest of my life, and really have to be careful about that. At least part of the cause is that it's hard to take a deep breathe, and it hurts so much to cough, that I avoid it even though I need to. Impurities build up, and I can't get rid of them like I should. My breathing capacity when I'm at rest and not having an attack is normal, but when I'm having other problems like this or spasms, etc, then I have a hard time getting enough air.

She gave me something for it and told me that if it didn't give me any relief to come back in. I spent a few hours in my warm therapy room trying to rest, which helped, but not enough, so I'm about to head back over.

The good news is that this time isn't near as bad as last summer when I was home. We caught it much sooner this time, so hopefully it won't get worse. There's something to be said for being over here walking distance to my doc.
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I only have a moment today but want to pass along an update from Wolfe. I spoke to her for just a couple of minutes this morning and she is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. As I have little doubt you understand anything that inhibits respiratory function will affect Wolfe far most than it will most people. Fortunately her PA and others caring for her seem to recognize that and are taking precautions. The have her heavily medicated right now and are keeping her out of the cold as much as possible. I believe she is being well taken care of and will be OK. However a few extra prayers wound not hurt right now.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:48   #8562
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They just need to send her ass home so she can get some rest and better help.....JMHO
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I only have a moment today but want to pass along an update from Wolfe. I spoke to her for just a couple of minutes this morning and she is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. As I have little doubt you understand anything that inhibits respiratory function will affect Wolfe far most than it will most people. Fortunately her PA and others caring for her seem to recognize that and are taking precautions. The have her heavily medicated right now and are keeping her out of the cold as much as possible. I believe she is being well taken care of and will be OK. However a few extra prayers wound not hurt right now.
Will do.

SR, do they do breathing treatments on her?
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I stole it fair and square from Facebook. Feel better Sweetheart.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:36   #8566
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Finally going to get the surgery. It's scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd. My lungs hurt every day. I wish I could breath without hurting.

Otherwise, I'm pretty good...my boy's birthday is Monday. I'm making him homemade pizza for dinner...and I have a job lead that I'm going to follow up on immediately after the surgery!

Hope you and yours are good.
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The very best of luck on your interview, Miss LG. Prayers for you and your family during your coming surgery.
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I only have a moment today but want to pass along an update from Wolfe. I spoke to her for just a couple of minutes this morning and she is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. As I have little doubt you understand anything that inhibits respiratory function will affect Wolfe far most than it will most people. Fortunately her PA and others caring for her seem to recognize that and are taking precautions. The have her heavily medicated right now and are keeping her out of the cold as much as possible. I believe she is being well taken care of and will be OK. However a few extra prayers wound not hurt right now.
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They just need to send her ass home so she can get some rest and better help.....JMHO
Thanks Dinky. I like the idea of rest, but doubt I'd be able to get better help there. At least here I'm 300 yards away from a medic when I'm in my room. OTOH, the thought of being someplace warm is really appealling. I'm so tempted to take my disability payments and move someplace that stays warm year-round, like near the equater. Wonder if I'll have enough $$$ to hire a full-time Cabana Boy. Anyone in here want to apply for the job?

On the subject of going someplace warm, I've got a thread running looking for suggestions about where to go for my vacation trip I'm planning this summer. Anyone with any input is invited to go here and chime in.

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SR, do they do breathing treatments on her?
They are right now, because of the infection. Usually those treatments wouldn't do me much good because my problems are from an injury, not an illness. My therapist does work on trying to improved my breathe capacity. That's been ongoing the whole time I've been in therapy.



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Finally going to get the surgery. It's scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd. My lungs hurt every day. I wish I could breath without hurting.

Otherwise, I'm pretty good...my boy's birthday is Monday. I'm making him homemade pizza for dinner...and I have a job lead that I'm going to follow up on immediately after the surgery!

Hope you and yours are good.
Glad you're finally getting the surgery you need, and I'll be praying for you. I do understand what you mean when you say you wish you could breathe without hurting. It's not like when our leg hurts we can sit down, or rest the arm that's hurting. We have no choice but to keep breathing. Well, we do have a choice, but it might piss off a few GT'ers.



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I feel like................... oh, never mind, you know what I feel like!

I've spent the last few days even more doped up that usual, couching and hurting from this infection. My PA is trying to walk a line between keeping me from coughing and aggravating my injury, and not being able to clear some of this infection out. They've been keeping a short leash on me, making me stay inside except to go eat and shower, plus a couple hours today to work during the warmest part of the day. 'Warmest' is relative, since it hasn't gotten above freezing here in weeks. As bad as this one hurts, it's still not as bad as the one I got last summer, so there's a least a little consolation.

I'd best get back to my room now, there's a medic that's going to come by with some meds and to check and make sure I didn't sneak out or anything like that....
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Sneak out!!!?? Miss Lone_ sneaks out of her hospital bed? Only when Miss Mandy says the coast is clear. May your infection take a hike soon Sweetheart. Please give your lookout a belly rub for me.
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Glad you're finally getting the surgery you need, and I'll be praying for you. I do understand what you mean when you say you wish you could breathe without hurting. It's not like when our leg hurts we can sit down, or rest the arm that's hurting. We have no choice but to keep breathing. Well, we do have a choice, but it might piss off a few GT'ers.
Thank you Wolfe...I know your pain is much more than mine, and I'm sorry if it ever sounds as though I don't realize that.

Today has been a really s*itty day, and I'm waiting impatiently for it to be over. Have a good night all
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Today has been a really s*itty day, and I'm waiting impatiently for it to be over. Have a good night all
That does not make your's any less. Pain SUCKS! All my best to you LG.
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