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    Things can abruptly change...

    I've been hit with Bell's palsy and it will be several weeks to a couple of months for it to resolve itself.

    Why I'm posting about this is that I've decided to continue carrying even though its my right eye (dominant) thats affected. Having an eye patch really impacts my ability to aim. And with trifocals its even more clumsy.

    What this means is that anything outside of a few yards is a no shoot situation at the moment. This also means a bit more SA to compensate if needed. I got out the shotty for the bedside as we all know its center of wall rather than COM.

    Anyway, thought I would share how things can suddenly change and how we can always adapt, improvise, etc.
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    Good luck with the resolution. If you drive, be darn careful!

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    A man's gotta' do what a man's gotta' do.
    Even with some health problems, one may still have to defend self and family.
    I hope you heal quickly!
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    Please be careful and I hope you heal up real quick and get back to your old self soon.

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    Sorry to hear about your condition. A good friend, years ago, while in his 30's, was also afflicted with Bells Palsy. Over time, it eventually resolved itself. The doctor virtually guaranteed that his was brought on by stress. He eliminated the more stressful things in his life and voila...he began to improve and came full circle back to normal. He too had to adapt. You will work it out my friend. Stay positive.
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    I wish you the best of luck and if we are going to contuine this converstation I am standing over here. Over here. Keep looking, Almost got it.
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    Good luck on your recovery. Be safe!

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    time to trade in that 1911 icon for a glock one, you'll have a few more rounds that way.

    I use to be able to shoot clay pigeons from a thrower with my G17, but then my vision went south after 18.

    yup.

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    I hope everything works out for you. Stay safe....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanagonnuts View Post
    time to trade in that 1911 icon for a glock one, you'll have a few more rounds that way.

    I use to be able to shoot clay pigeons from a thrower with my G17, but then my vision went south after 18.

    yup.
    You used to shoot your pistol up in the air???


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    Well, that don't look like fun.

    Hope it goes away as fast as it came on.

    Stay well rested, and hydrated, as that looks like it could be problematic if left unchecked.. Good luck.
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    You might look into a red dot aiming accessory like Crimson or Laserlyte. For the purist, for those who don't suffer any impairments, not necessary. In your case, that red dot aiming point can make a huge difference. And remember, contrary to suggestions of higher capacity, you DO own every bullet that leaves your gun. Make sure they go where intended.
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    Listen to your doctor, take your meds and give this issue a bit of time to heal.

    My mother had Bells Palsy, too. It's kind of weird how it just affects half of your face. She went thru the process I lsuggest you follow and she recovered completely. I'm praying that you get the same results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olduser View Post
    I've been hit with Bell's palsy and it will be several weeks to a couple of months for it to resolve itself.

    Why I'm posting about this is that I've decided to continue carrying even though its my right eye (dominant) thats affected. Having an eye patch really impacts my ability to aim. And with trifocals its even more clumsy.

    What this means is that anything outside of a few yards is a no shoot situation at the moment. This also means a bit more SA to compensate if needed. I got out the shotty for the bedside as we all know its center of wall rather than COM.

    Anyway, thought I would share how things can suddenly change and how we can always adapt, improvise, etc.
    I had Bells palsy about 10 years ago. Funny thing is after it happened my vision improved. I no longer need glasses.

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