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    i will start by saying i am totally uninjured.

    as some of you know, i live on a nice country farm.
    it is cheap rent, and very peaceful.

    our heating is by an open fire in the loungeroom.
    i cut our firewood with a chainsaw.

    today whilst cutting some wood, i had another brain pause.

    i came out of my brain pause to the feeling of the chainsaw pulling on my jeans leg.

    i dropped the saw, in fright.
    my jeans has a cut about 3 1/2 inches long totally missing from the knee area.

    all that happenned to my leg is a red welt, and very slight internal bleeding.


    i am sharing this to let everyone know, do not take your illness for granted.
    do what you can, but when it is living on the edge, have someone else with you.

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    Wow! glad you are ok!!!
    "I'm going to get healthy or die trying"

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    Steve,

    I've made a few jokes here from time to time about why I don't fly anymore. I figured I'd get up there and suddenly forget how to land. The truth is, I stopped flying because I could do just that. I have these sudden lapses of judgement. I've been driving and suddenly nodded off a bit and found myself unable to drive a stick or sometimes find my way home. I have a brand new Husqvarna chainsaw I've never even started up because I worry about the possibility of suddenly not knowing what the hell I'm doing.

    I'm glad you're OK. It could have been bad beyond words. Your advice about having someone with you is something I need to hear, regardless of my not wanting to hear it.

    Rob

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    I'm glad you're ok Steve. This is how driving was for me for a long time. It still is sometimes. I go through stop signs. Now I have been requested to do jury duty for a federal case. I don't trust my ability to focus and make a sound Judgement. I am requesting an exception. My doc is writing one but isn't sure it will work. Be safe buddy.

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    Glad to hear you're okay! And thank you for posting as I've been debating about driving lately due to how I've been feeling!
    Lauren

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    Quote Originally Posted by red246 View Post
    Glad to hear you're okay! And thank you for posting as I've been debating about driving lately due to how I've been feeling!
    i only drive in emergencies.

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    Hi Steve,

    Boy, that was a close call, to close for comfort. I am very glad that you're ok.
    I work in a store, where we the cashiers, have to do all the stocking of the shelfes. We have a hand driven lift for the pallets, we drive the pallets to the isles and unload them there. Alot of times I mean to go foreward or backward and go the opposite way. I have run into shelfes and such and ones I ran into the cooler door, which shattered into a million pieces, all because I meant to go backwards, but went foreward. When my coworkers are around me, I tell them to get out of my way, just in case.

    Debbie
    I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).

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    Glad to hear you're ok!!! Cant say I've experienced anything like this yet but good to know what to be on the lookout for!!
    Diagnosed with SLE and Antiphospholipid Syndrom - June 2010

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    Yikes! Glad you're okay. Scary. Definitely time to practice the buddy system when using sharp objects, steve. My husband has talked about getting a "Life Alert" thing for me. I've told him not to bother, I'd put it down somewhere and forget where I left it.

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    Steve, I am SO glad you "came out of it" when you did. I hope you can get help cutting your firewood, or have a buddy, as you say. It's so hard to know when to call it quits on driving and other dangerous activities (that are necessary to our survival). Thanks for the reminder that we aren't invincible.

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