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    It was 22 years ago this Memorial weekend, By the Grace of God, 22 Bonus Years Now!

    I had been having terrible headaches and I mean terrible. I was working lots of hours and needed to be working even more. I went to the local small town doctor and it was 1st a sinus infection and he told me to take Sudafed. Then it had to be migraines. I was taking every kind of headache pill that I could find. I even tried Midol, desperate times mean desperate measures. I was taking Tylenol by the handful but nothing helped. ( I totally messed up my liver in the process). Then during the Memorial holiday, on Monday night, I had the headache that made me want to just die right then. I managed to make it to daylight and made my way out to the truck where the sun actually felt pretty good.
    I lay down in the bed of the truck and passed out. About noon, the wife came home to check on me and managed to wake me up. I had her to drive me to the hospital. No one ever rode with her, she was the worst driver ever with the accidents to prove it (1st wife.) As I found out later, it was the next day before these doctors figured out what my problem was and finally sent me by helicopter to Sparks Hospital in FT Smith. 14 days later, after a clip was put in and the brain area cleaned etc. I was able to go home.

    When I went in for my 6 week check up, The Neurosurgeon looked up and told me that there was absolutely no way that I could be still alive, he shook his head and said that he had never seen anything like it. I told him that God wasn't thru with me yet. He told me that my previous terrible headaches had been in fact, small brain bleeds and that when the blood was outside of it's normal place, it had become a foreign object on the brain. It was just the start of more bad things to come and they all stemmed from a miss diagnosed case of severe sleep apnea. Oh yeah, I didn't have a shirt on when I lay in the back of the truck, got really sunburned too. My blood pressure was over 200 on both the top and the bottom reading, the Sudafed had made it worse. Blood pressure, the silent killer! DL
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Glad you made it through all that dirtlooter, I enjoy reading your posts here and hope you're around another 22 years, at least.

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    You never forget stuff like this. Mine was October 1, 1961. Got hit by a car and was dead for an hour. And for all those who don't believe either story, best of luck to you. I however, do not believe in luck. In any way, shape or form.

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    glad to see you back God has a time and a place for you it wasn't time yet
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    What a terrible ordeal, so glad you were able to recover! We really enjoy your posts.

    May God Bless
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    Small world:

    My Memorial Day was 40+ years ago.
    35' fall off a bluff head first
    Fractured skull & broken arm
    Coma for 3 days
    Last rites administered and called the family in
    Also in Ft Smith

    Btw: dirtlooter, glad your still with us

    -Weekender

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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

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    God has a plan for all of us, sometimes not understood until he explains it to us. Carry on with the plan. ╦╦
    3 out of 4 of the voices in my head are telling me to go to sleep. The other one wants to know what a chair would look like if our knees bent the other way.

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    Title? old fart

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    What is so cool, I very rarely get a headache now and usually a Tylenol or something similar takes care of it quickly. Yeah, in spite of any of my circumstances, I am a very blessed man. Not everyone gets a second chance, we are not promised our next breath. And I too, do not believe in luck.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Glad the Good Lord granted you another day Dirtlooter. It's fun being alive, eh?
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    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtlooter View Post
    I had been having terrible headaches and I mean terrible. I was working lots of hours and needed to be working even more. I went to the local small town doctor and it was 1st a sinus infection and he told me to take Sudafed. Then it had to be migraines. I was taking every kind of headache pill that I could find. I even tried Midol, desperate times mean desperate measures. I was taking Tylenol by the handful but nothing helped. ( I totally messed up my liver in the process). Then during the Memorial holiday, on Monday night, I had the headache that made me want to just die right then. I managed to make it to daylight and made my way out to the truck where the sun actually felt pretty good.
    I lay down in the bed of the truck and passed out. About noon, the wife came home to check on me and managed to wake me up. I had her to drive me to the hospital. No one ever rode with her, she was the worst driver ever with the accidents to prove it (1st wife.) As I found out later, it was the next day before these doctors figured out what my problem was and finally sent me by helicopter to Sparks Hospital in FT Smith. 14 days later, after a clip was put in and the brain area cleaned etc. I was able to go home.

    When I went in for my 6 week check up, The Neurosurgeon looked up and told me that there was absolutely no way that I could be still alive, he shook his head and said that he had never seen anything like it. I told him that God wasn't thru with me yet. He told me that my previous terrible headaches had been in fact, small brain bleeds and that when the blood was outside of it's normal place, it had become a foreign object on the brain. It was just the start of more bad things to come and they all stemmed from a miss diagnosed case of severe sleep apnea. Oh yeah, I didn't have a shirt on when I lay in the back of the truck, got really sunburned too. My blood pressure was over 200 on both the top and the bottom reading, the Sudafed had made it worse. Blood pressure, the silent killer! DL
    Glad you are still with us and hopefully God is using you
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    RCJH!!!

    If you died today are you prepared for where you will find yourself tomorrow? Think about it - there is time to change!!!


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    Title? old fart

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    Sometimes God uses us whether we want Him to or not but it is usually better if we do it willingly
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    You never forget stuff like this. Mine was October 1, 1961. Got hit by a car and was dead for an hour. And for all those who don't believe either story, best of luck to you. I however, do not believe in luck. In any way, shape or form.
    Were you hit by dirtlooters wife?

    chub
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    Title? old fart

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    Quote Originally Posted by chub View Post
    Were you hit by dirtlooters wife?

    chub
    my wife would have been 2 years old them but anything is possible
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    dirtlooter I don’t know you personally but I always enjoy reading your posts. You are a very knowledgeable man. I’m glad your feeling better and hope it’s all behind you now. Take care and keep doing what you like...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtlooter View Post
    What is so cool, I very rarely get a headache now and usually a Tylenol or something similar takes care of it quickly. Yeah, in spite of any of my circumstances, I am a very blessed man. Not everyone gets a second chance, we are not promised our next breath. And I too, do not believe in luck.
    Looter, i, among many here, are very glad you're around to deliver us inspirational words. You have too many bucket listers to find yet! So...off on a tangent, Nov 18, 1987...Kings Cross Railway Station, London. A fire broke out, due to a match or cigarette dropped down an escalator shaft. 31 people perished. Here is where the world gets small...30 people were identified, 1 would not be id'd for a long time. This person, known as body 115, rested in an unmarked grave. Finally, after exhaustive research, and a lot of people coming forward to claim 115 as theirs due to monetary compensation, body 115 was identified as the result of a clip installed in his brain in 1980 due to an aneurysm. A rare, Asian clip, called a Sugita clip, was used as this surgeon preferred them over all others, and that is what positively identified body 115, Alexander Fallon...my grandfather. Mom was raised in Falkirk, Scotland and came to the states in 1962-ish. Don't mean to hijack things Looter, but your story struck a certain chord with me today. Thanks, Ddf.
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