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Old 04-20-2013, 23:20   #10251
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Please tell Gloria we are continuing to pray for her and her family. I'm also praying for Lady Glock and everyone here who mentions a need. Wolfe, maybe the longer you have the gun in your house, the more used to it you will get. Perhaps you could take it to a shooting range when and if you are comfortable with it. You have overcome so much, both physically and psychologically. This might be another of those things.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:45   #10252
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Please tell Gloria we are continuing to pray for her and her family. I'm also praying for Lady Glock and everyone here who mentions a need. Wolfe, maybe the longer you have the gun in your house, the more used to it you will get. Perhaps you could take it to a shooting range when and if you are comfortable with it. You have overcome so much, both physically and psychologically. This might be another of those things.
Ditto on the prayers for Gloria...please tell her I am happy to pray for her by name and will bring her name to God several times a day.

Glock26girl-thank you so much for the prayers. It's so weird how bad it feels this far out from the surgery. I was told to expect 6 weeks, and it's been several months now. I just want to feel better so I can return to work search. On another note, I've been referred to a pain management specialist so maybe he will get me the relief I need since the surgeon wants to put me on tylonol and ibuprofen, and I've been forbidden by my regular doctor from taking those as I was taking too high a dose just to get minimal help with the pain. Unfortunately, I can't see him until the 10th of next month
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:40   #10253
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I'm still here. The pain in my chest varies between my version of normal and wanting to either climb the walls or something worse. Nightmares and crap are about the same, and other stressors building up right now. I'm not sure what's going to happen with my work/insurance situation, that's got me worried too.





Thank you for that, she needs them. On that subject, I've always respected Silent_Runner's privacy here and on her home forum, and any other place. She never shared her name or picture publically, so I didn't either. I know some of you talked to her privately or on the phone and had that info. She got a lot of that from me, I cautioned her early on about giving identifying info publically. The reason I meantion this (again), is that she gave me permission to tell you all her first name. It's Gloria. You friends have been praying for Gloria for a couple years now, and I ask you to please continue.

Gun issues........... Yeah, issues. I don't know any other way to describe it. One moment I know I need that gun and the ammo gone, the next moment I'm more afraid of not having them. I don't know what I'm going to do. PTSD and lack of sleep are still here, they're not going anywhere with or without the gun.

Thank you for the prayers, and back. I sure hope your insurance agrees to pay for more treatment, and it does some good. Praying for you, too.





Gloria told me her name a long time ago in PM's. I hate what has happened to her. I pray for peace for her.

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I don't know quite what to say, except hang in there. You have a lot of people praying for you.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:24   #10254
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Please tell Gloria we are continuing to pray for her and her family. I'm also praying for Lady Glock and everyone here who mentions a need. Wolfe, maybe the longer you have the gun in your house, the more used to it you will get. Perhaps you could take it to a shooting range when and if you are comfortable with it. You have overcome so much, both physically and psychologically. This might be another of those things. : patriot:: hugs:: hugs:: hugs:
The message has been given, and she and her daughter thank you very much.

I can't say I'm any more comfortable with it being here yet, but I'm trying to get used to it. It spends most of the time on the floor of my safe, back in the plastic bag it was given back to me in. Then I hear something go bump in the night, so I get it out and load it. I know that wouldn't do me much good if something really happens, because it takes to long to get it out and load it.

When I was overseas I heard gunfire quite a bit, and dealt with it OK, even thought it made me tense. Except AK-47 fire, that never stopped scaring the hell out of me. Part of why it didn't bother me as bad over there is the ranges were a ways away from me. I wasn't hearing the gunfire from 50 feet away, or even the next lane like would happen at a range. That's more than I can stand even the thought of. I had thought of asking Jeff to take me somewhere with a 22, and try to help me deal with it, but that's not an option now. I know he would have. I also thought about asking Gloria, but she can't either. If I can bring myself to do it, I'll try shooting in my back yard. I used to have a 25 yd range set up here, but it's gone now.

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Ditto on the prayers for Gloria...please tell her I am happy to pray for her by name and will bring her name to God several times a day.

Glock26girl-thank you so much for the prayers. It's so weird how bad it feels this far out from the surgery. I was told to expect 6 weeks, and it's been several months now. I just want to feel better so I can return to work search. On another note, I've been referred to a pain management specialist so maybe he will get me the relief I need since the surgeon wants to put me on tylonol and ibuprofen, and I've been forbidden by my regular doctor from taking those as I was taking too high a dose just to get minimal help with the pain. Unfortunately, I can't see him until the 10th of next month : crying:
Thank you for that, she really needs it. I want so bad to go up and see her again, but she doesn't want me to now. She doesn't want me to remember her like she is now.

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Gloria told me her name a long time ago in PM's. I hate what has happened to her. I pray for peace for her.

: wavey: back.

I don't know quite what to say, except hang in there. You have a lot of people praying for you.
Thank you for that. She told me she'd talked to you several times. I can only imagine the topic.

I'm trying to hang in, it just seems like I'm not getting any better, and am getting worse in some ares. 5AM, and I've slept for maybe 2 hours so far.
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Old 05-03-2013, 18:55   #10255
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Mostly the same stuff you're all so sick of hearing about. Gloria's steadily getting worse, for her sake I hope she doesn't have to suffer much longer. I'm still having the usual nightmares and head issues, plus my chest feels like.......... Oh, never mind! I'm still butting heads with the VA, they just don't want to do much more than throw meds at the pain. They did have me see another counselor, he wanted to deal with my fear of guns, especially AK-47's. He told me to get a non-firing replica and keep it around my house where I can see it. That actually seems like a good idea, now to find one for sale. He still doesn't have any answers for the nightmares and other issues, but I really don't have much hope that anyone will after all this time. I just have to accept that it is what it is. Same with the chest pain, it's not getting any better. Sometimes it eases, then flares right back up.

I had my 3 month post-cancer exam this week, still waiting on the blood panel results.

I also waved the white flag on my knee pain, and went to an orthopedist. He ordered an MRI that showed mostly intact, but some Arthur Itis moving in. He decided the best treatment was a steroid injection into the knee joint. I know I don't like needles, but have never been so afraid of one as I was today. I tolerated the needles poked into my chest cartlidge much better than this big needle all the way into my knee. It seems strange that I've been shot, I've had cancer, I was in a helicopter that got shot up and had to make an emergency landing (I didn't post about that while Gloria was reading this thread), I've been in car accidents, but that still ranks as one of the worst times I've been afraid in my life. I think the only thing that might have made that worse is if he'd tried to use an AK-47 to inject the steroids. I got both knees done, and one feels decent, the other hurts like all hell.



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Thank you for that. I pass all your messages to Gloria, now through her daughter. Please pray for her, too, this is so hard on her. She's really done so much for her mother, I don't think I could be near that strong.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:43   #10258
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Mostly the same stuff you're all so sick of hearing about. Gloria's steadily getting worse, for her sake I hope she doesn't have to suffer much longer. I'm still having the usual nightmares and head issues, plus my chest feels like.......... Oh, never mind! I'm still butting heads with the VA, they just don't want to do much more than throw meds at the pain. They did have me see another counselor, he wanted to deal with my fear of guns, especially AK-47's. He told me to get a non-firing replica and keep it around my house where I can see it. That actually seems like a good idea, now to find one for sale. He still doesn't have any answers for the nightmares and other issues, but I really don't have much hope that anyone will after all this time. I just have to accept that it is what it is. Same with the chest pain, it's not getting any better. Sometimes it eases, then flares right back up.

I had my 3 month post-cancer exam this week, still waiting on the blood panel results.

I also waved the white flag on my knee pain, and went to an orthopedist. He ordered an MRI that showed mostly intact, but some Arthur Itis moving in. He decided the best treatment was a steroid injection into the knee joint. I know I don't like needles, but have never been so afraid of one as I was today. I tolerated the needles poked into my chest cartlidge much better than this big needle all the way into my knee. It seems strange that I've been shot, I've had cancer, I was in a helicopter that got shot up and had to make an emergency landing (I didn't post about that while Gloria was reading this thread), I've been in car accidents, but that still ranks as one of the worst times I've been afraid in my life. I think the only thing that might have made that worse is if he'd tried to use an AK-47 to inject the steroids. I got both knees done, and one feels decent, the other hurts like all hell.
You sure have had your share of hardship...I'm glad you are stateside and in less danger, I wish that fact would help you get over the nightmares.

I have a friend who gets the injections to his hip and knees...they feel great for the first day, then pain for 2 or 3 days then they feel pretty good for about a month. After having pain for the next 2 months, he can get another shot...and then the same results. Seems they can't make it STOP hurting for as long as they like to promise.





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Thank you for that. I pass all your messages to Gloria, now through her daughter. Please pray for her, too, this is so hard on her. She's really done so much for her mother, I don't think I could be near that strong.
I will, most definitely, add Gloria's daughter to my prayers. I have been praying for family and those who love her...but I will add her daughter to my primary prayer list. I'm sorry you are having to go through this Wolfe...the loss of another close friend is the last thing you need to be dealing with right now...and for those of us on your thread who think of her as a precious friend...I wish I could have met her. She's missed already.
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You sure have had your share of hardship...I'm glad you are stateside and in less danger, I wish that fact would help you get over the nightmares.

I have a friend who gets the injections to his hip and knees...they feel great for the first day, then pain for 2 or 3 days then they feel pretty good for about a month. After having pain for the next 2 months, he can get another shot...and then the same results. Seems they can't make it STOP hurting for as long as they like to promise.



I will, most definitely, add Gloria's daughter to my prayers. I have been praying for family and those who love her...but I will add her daughter to my primary prayer list. I'm sorry you are having to go through this Wolfe...the loss of another close friend is the last thing you need to be dealing with right now...and for those of us on your thread who think of her as a precious friend...I wish I could have met her. She's missed already. : crying:
The truth is, I don't feel in any less danger, in fact maybe more. It's a different danger here, muggers, drunk drivers, etc. A lot more to watch out for. Over there, mainly AK-47's, mortars rockets incoming. I didn't have to worry about getting robbed in the Walmart parking lot, or someone breaking in my house at night. That sort of thing was really rare where I was. The nightmares about what happened haven't let up, but they do vary by bringing people and places here into the mix. I get to get shot here and in the sand, isn't that just great?

One knee started hurting really bad that night after the injection, ut feels like bruising inside the carltilage from the needle. It's not so bad now, but it still does just. The knee doesn't feel quite so unstable as it did though, hopefully this will last. I'm not getting the side effects like I have from the chest injections, too. The induced breathing attacks hurt like hell, but then all of them do. I still have them pretty regularly.

Yep, she is. She can't talk much at all now, and what little she can is too hard to understand. Thank you for adding her daughter, please add the younger one, too. She's not up there with her mother, but is still taking it badly in her own way. She's taking care of some things down here, and I talk to her some. She called me yesterday to ask for one of the guns Gloria gave to me. She'd given each of her daughters a couple, but left most of her collection in the storage locker with my collection for me. She wants the Glock that Gloria pulled in self-defense several years ago that's posted about in the women's forum. I made sure she's aware of that history, and told her I wasn't ready to go to the locker, but would makemyself get it for her soon. Not looking forward to that, but I've known I wouldn't be able to just ignore them.

This is hard to deal with, that's for sure. She's done so much for me in the last few years, I don't know how I'd have gotten through them without her. She doesn't deserve this.
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I wish I could be there to give you a big hug and a listening ear, dear friend.

I have a couple of things to share with you about cortisone injections. I've been receiving them in both my hips for the last few years. Believe it or not, they last 4 or 5 months. They hurt like a mother, but help a lot. Try to get a hold of some Lidoderm lidocaine patches. They are 5" x 6" patches that numb whatever part of your body you put them on for 12 hours. I put them on my hips each night when my cortisone is wearing off and right after the injection. They are wonderful for any kind of pain, anywhere.

The other thing is that I injured my hip a few months ago and have been in physical therapy for three weeks (I put off going to the doc, thinking it would get better). The Physical Therapist is super upset that my docs hadn't recommended physical therapy and just kept giving me cortisone injections. Maybe pt could help you? It has done wonders. I am embarrassed to say that I have to use a walker, but am hoping to downgrade to a cane soon. Although, I won't like that any better. Due to having Fibromyalgia, my strength in general is poor and she is going to start working on my upper body, too this next week. I really wonder if you could benefit from it. Please check into it. You too, Lady Glock and anyone who is suffering with chronic pain.

I wish that I could wiggle my nose and have everyone's problems go away, but instead I just keep praying. Dear Silent Runner and her daughters are at the top of my list.

I like the idea your doc had about the AK-47. If you can't find one, maybe you can just use a photo of one as your screen saver. It is so vital to face our fears head-on, don't you think? Take care, dear one
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I wish I could be there to give you a big hug and a listening ear, dear friend.

I wish you could, too. Just don't squeeze.

I have a couple of things to share with you about cortisone injections. I've been receiving them in both my hips for the last few years. Believe it or not, they last 4 or 5 months. They hurt like a mother, but help a lot. Try to get a hold of some Lidoderm lidocaine patches. They are 5" x 6" patches that numb whatever part of your body you put them on for 12 hours. I put them on my hips each night when my cortisone is wearing off and right after the injection. They are wonderful for any kind of pain, anywhere.

I've had those patches on my chest before, they gave a bit of relief for a while. I wonder if there's any chance of the VA giving me any.

The other thing is that I injured my hip a few months ago and have been in physical therapy for three weeks (I put off going to the doc, thinking it would get better). The Physical Therapist is super upset that my docs hadn't recommended physical therapy and just kept giving me cortisone injections. Maybe pt could help you? It has done wonders. I am embarrassed to say that I have to use a walker, but am hoping to downgrade to a cane soon. Although, I won't like that any better. Due to having Fibromyalgia, my strength in general is poor and she is going to start working on my upper body, too this next week. I really wonder if you could benefit from it. Please check into it. You too, Lady Glock and anyone who is suffering with chronic pain.

I'm doing PT with a personal trainer for the past couple months, it's helping in some ways. He's never had someone with a chest injury like mine (surprise, surprise ), but he works around it pretty good. Plus I told him what exercises therapists have had me do in the past, and he's having me do them too.

I wish that I could wiggle my nose and have everyone's problems go away, but instead I just keep praying. Dear Silent Runner and her daughters are at the top of my list.

Thank you for that, I wish you could too. I'd send you over to see her first.

I like the idea your doc had about the AK-47. If you can't find one, maybe you can just use a photo of one as your screen saver. It is so vital to face our fears head-on, don't you think? Take care, dear one
I thought about that, and have tried it a few times myself. This shrink specified a prop because he wanted me to be able to "put hands on it, stomp it, throw it across the room, scream at it, put it in your driveway and run over it", etc. I get what he's saying, a part of me really wants to do that. Yes, I think I need to. I know I had to see them things overseas at times, and just had to go on doing whatever I was doing most of the time. I remember walking to the gate at the base I was on in Afghanistan last year, I rounded a corner and there was a long line of Afghani's all sitting there holding AK-47's. I was having a total panic attack and trying not to let it show as I walked past. I knew if I turned and ran they'd know I was afraid, and that would be a mistake. My legs were jelly, I was so scared. I have to face my fear at least once, http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1477080



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Thank you very much. Speedy isn't going to happen, I'll just settle for recovery.
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This may be stupid, but have you considered one of those mini AK airsoft guns? They're small, funhouse mirror versions of the real thing, usually made of clear plastic. If you want to start small, that's one way to go. Plus, it might be therapeutic to break it when you feel you can move on to something a little closer to the real thing.
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I thought about that, and have tried it a few times myself. This shrink specified a prop because he wanted me to be able to "put hands on it, stomp it, throw it across the room, scream at it, put it in your driveway and run over it", etc. I get what he's saying, a part of me really wants to do that. Yes, I think I need to. I know I had to see them things overseas at times, and just had to go on doing whatever I was doing most of the time. I remember walking to the gate at the base I was on in Afghanistan last year, I rounded a corner and there was a long line of Afghani's all sitting there holding AK-47's. I was having a total panic attack and trying not to let it show as I walked past. I knew if I turned and ran they'd know I was afraid, and that would be a mistake. My legs were jelly, I was so scared. I have to face my fear at least once, http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1477080





Thank you, we all need it.





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You might want to take that picture down, you know AK's upset LW a lot.

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This may be stupid, but have you considered one of those mini AK airsoft guns? They're small, funhouse mirror versions of the real thing, usually made of clear plastic. If you want to start small, that's one way to go. Plus, it might be therapeutic to break it when you feel you can move on to something a little closer to the real thing.
Not a stupid idea, but I don't think it would do much good. I've seen those things in Walmart, and they don't look enough like the real thing to register. They don't rattle me at all, so I doubt it would really help. The shrink said it was important that it look real, but not be, so I'm not even looking at the red or blue ASP guns. The thought of just beating the crap out of what looks like an AK is really growing on me, I don't even know how well an Airsoft would hold it. I've even started to have thoughts of getting the real one and destroying it for real like we've talked about in the Drunk Squad.



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You might want to take that picture down, you know AK's upset LW a lot.


Thank you and the others with that avatar, it means a lot to me and to her and her daughter.
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Wolfess I would get one of the studio prop guns, the all plastic kind. They look real but don't feel real. The 2nd step would to be to get you a full size airsoft AK, one of the ones that shoots. Those are not cheap and they do not feel like cheap toys. Heck maybe even buying an airsoft gun would be an idea, something to shoot with that doesn't make a gunshot but still shoots a projectile. I wish you the best Wolfy, take care.
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Wolfess I would get one of the studio prop guns, the all plastic kind. They look real but don't feel real. The 2nd step would to be to get you a full size airsoft AK, one of the ones that shoots. Those are not cheap and they do not feel like cheap toys. Heck maybe even buying an airsoft gun would be an idea, something to shoot with that doesn't make a gunshot but still shoots a projectile. I wish you the best Wolfy, take care.
That's what the VA shrink was going for, one that looks real enough that I'll react to it as if I was seeing a real one. He said to get it and leave it out where I'd see it while moving around my house, and to take my anger and fear out on it. Wrapping it around a tree as much as my chest can stand, etc.

The airsoft one might be a good idea, too, if it can take being thrown around and stomped on, too. Plus, it might do a better job on the critters around here than the crappy Walmart BB gun I have right now.



Got a bit of good news today, my 3 months remission check came back clear.
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Got a bit of good news today, my 3 months remission check came back clear.
Awesome news Wolfe!!!! I'm so happy to hear this!
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An update about my pain issues...

Yay...I saw my pain management doctor yesterday...he seems to think he knows why I still hurt so bad and how he is going to treat me for the problem. Already, he is giving me meds that are going to help…then I have 2 shots scheduled and a nerve induction test to see if they waited too long and let the nerve get damaged. He says one problem is that I probably have a large growth of scar tissue that is causing me pain issues. Only one outstanding problem, still nothing to help with muscle relaxing as he is not comfortable giving me diazepam since I have sleep apnea and that coupled with diazepam (valium) has been known to cause people to not wake up when they have others contributing issues such as I do such as weight and diabetes.
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Got a bit of good news today, my 3 months remission check came back clear.


Good to hear
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That is great news LW!

I've spent most of this week at the hospital with my best friend. She has some type of bacteria going on with elevated organ enzymes. The current IV antibiotic seems to be working, thankfully. I'm ready for some sleep. They might let her out later today on oral antibiotics. If so she is coming here for a couple of days.

I've seen fake but very real looking toy guns at Fleet Farm.
I'll check for an AK.

Thinking of you and Gloria and her family.
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