I am 52 years old and I spent 16 years in the National Guard Infantry so I got to fire all types of fun weapons. 4 years ago I was diagnosed with leukemia and 3 years ago I had a bone marrow transplant. I am currently in remission and doing pretty much the same as the other transplant patients. Some of the side effects from the transplant I have now is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which makes me tired all day and another is that my eyes are super sensitive to any light so I have to close them when I go out. If I have to I can drive up to 3 miles away but I mostly stay home now in my dark house. Last year some nut killed 7 people about 2 miles from our house so it got me thinking maybe I do need a gun to keep home and to carry so I got a new Sig P229 .40S&W. Took the CPL course and got licensed to carry it.
I read a lot on DC about the benefits to take advanced classes and SA and I just look at myself and wonder how in the hell do I do that? 5 years ago before I got sick I would have shot more, take more classes and have better SA but now it's pretty hard to maintain SA when the light hurts my eyes so I have to either squint or close them outside.
I haven't read any posts from other disabled cancer survivors here but they must be some. If so what advice do you have to give?