Who has defensive back up plan for when you are sick?

Who has defensive back up plan for when you are sick?

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    Who has defensive back up plan for when you are sick?

    I have been home sick for two days with flu like symptoms. Very achy from head to toe, swollen lymph nodes, fever, and very weak , and almost felt drunk at time with a very heavy head, and blurred vision at times. Just good old "bug" or virus of some type I am sure.

    My wife and I were horsing around a little, and I told her it simply wasnt fair because I was too weak to fight back. That got me to thinking about what I would do to protect our house and safety in my obviuosly weak/impaired state. I just did not think I could fight off an attacker or home invader, even with my gun. Does any body here have a backup defensive strategy with others in your home in case you are unable to step up?
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    hang a sign on the door that says "quarentine due to highly infectious disease"...

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    Nope. In my household, I'm it. Not by choice, it's just the way it is.

    If it's go-time, and I'm under the weather, it's just time to dig deep. I've done it before, and I'll do it again.
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    You'd be surprised the energy you summon when you feel endangered...
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    If my wife is home, then she will assist..but with that said, she is still the BACKUP...As others have stated, when you hear the music and you know it's time to dance, you'll hit the floor like Fred Estaire and take care of business. There's just something about that adrenaline rush that seems to help out. JMO
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    It's all relative when you're facing something much worse than being under the weather. I know the concern, but I can assure you that feeling ill will be the least of your worries. Look at that one story where the woman and her husband were both shot.....that didn't stop them one bit and I'm confident it will be the same for you, God forbid that day ever comes.

    You'll probably fight harder since you're so irritated that it happened when you were sick
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    You'd be surprised the energy you summon when you feel endangered...
    Agreed. And it doesn't take much effort at all to aim and squeeze. Repeatedly if necessary. This is Oklahoma and we have some excellent Castle Doctrine. If they're in my house and shouldn't be, I have the right to shoot them. Sick or not I'm skipping other options and I'm going for my gun.
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    Feeling like I have I dont feel like I could reliably operate a gun. That was one of my worries.
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    Well if you ask me, a gun is your best bet if you're feeling that bad. How else are you going to defend yourself? Obviously hand-to-hand combat is out of the question, I doubt you can swing heavy objects, don't think a knife is going to do it for you. Your best bet is a gun. It's the method that is going to require the least physical effort.
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    When I am horribly sick which is like once a century I have a monopod that i put through the bottom of a box to keep it stable then rest my shotgun on it. This way I don't have to hold the weight and with the shotgun I don't have to aim. If you have a crutch laying around it works too. I have only done it once it was more cause I was bored than to weak to lift a gun or use fine motor skills.

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