Getting sick

Getting sick

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    Unhappy Getting sick

    Just got back from the docs... I guess I have a pretty nasty case of bronchitis I peaked a fever last night of 101 and was pretty out of it with the Nyquil.

    Today he gave me some drowsy drugs to make me feel better and to heal up quicker. While I am taking these I will be down for the count...

    How do you guys deal with home/self defense and being sick and drugged up. Obviously you won't be on top of your game

    Any pointers on staying alert while you are down for the count?


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    Need to shack up with somebody who is armed.

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    2 Sneaky loud Mini gaurd dogs, Hot tub, Nyquil, 44mag

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    Good post. This can be a very real danger/problem. Last year I was in ICU recovering from a triple bypass, and receiving some strong pain meds. What I didn't know was that I was having a bad reaction to one of the meds. In my mind, people were sneaking into my room through the ceiling and planning with the entire nursing staff to kill me. I called my wife at home in the early morning hours and told her to bring me a change of clothes, some money, and JAKE - that's the name of my carry weapon. I explained the situation and informed her I was leaving, even if I had to shoot my way out of the hospital. She ratted on me and the Dr. changed the med. Back to my normal loving self. So, meds can and do alter your reasoning, and should be seriously watched, especially around firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Good post. This can be a very real danger/problem. Last year I was in ICU recovering from a triple bypass, and receiving some strong pain meds. What I didn't know was that I was having a bad reaction to one of the meds. In my mind, people were sneaking into my room through the ceiling and planning with the entire nursing staff to kill me. I called my wife at home in the early morning hours and told her to bring me a change of clothes, some money, and JAKE - that's the name of my carry weapon. I explained the situation and informed her I was leaving, even if I had to shoot my way out of the hospital. She ratted on me and the Dr. changed the med. Back to my normal loving self. So, meds can and do alter your reasoning, and should be seriously watched, especially around firearms.
    Did you thank your wife for dropping a dime on you?

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    I have been down for two days now, started Wednesday night and Thur. was really bad today is better and hope to be back on feet soon. Swine flu is all over our area and visiting at the hospital leaves one wide open to the what ever is going around.

    As far as being armed during this time my sweet pistol packing wife picked up the slack very well. Every since we had a home invasion and attempted rape down the street last week she has been waiting and watching and armed all the time.

    Not living in fear just ready!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Good post. This can be a very real danger/problem. Last year I was in ICU recovering from a triple bypass, and receiving some strong pain meds. What I didn't know was that I was having a bad reaction to one of the meds. In my mind, people were sneaking into my room through the ceiling and planning with the entire nursing staff to kill me. I called my wife at home in the early morning hours and told her to bring me a change of clothes, some money, and JAKE - that's the name of my carry weapon. I explained the situation and informed her I was leaving, even if I had to shoot my way out of the hospital. She ratted on me and the Dr. changed the med. Back to my normal loving self. So, meds can and do alter your reasoning, and should be seriously watched, especially around firearms.
    Glad you're better and all, but I'm LMAO!
    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    I have had the flu for two days now...
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Several people I work with have the flu. Doctors are telling them that they're not testing for H1N1....they're just assuming it is H1N1 because it's too early for the regular flu.

    Anybody else heard this?

    My daughter had the flu and her boyfriend currently has it. It's very unpleasant.
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    Slightly Off Topic but, helpful.

    Start taking the following NOW:

    > Vitamin D 5000 IU supplement (one or two daily)
    > A high quality Ester "C" 1000
    > Concentrated Green Tea (Concentrated Green Tea can raise your BP so if you have High BP - check w/ your Doc first)
    > Drink enough water.
    > Excercise proper hand washing
    > Keep your nose clean.

    That combination is your best natural protection against Colds & Flu including H1N1.

    Remember that you read it here first. And when you don't get the Flu - put a dollar in an envelope and mail it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Slightly Off Topic but, helpful.

    Start taking the following NOW:

    > Vitamin D 5000 IU supplement (one or two daily)
    > A high quality Ester "C" 1000
    > Concentrated Green Tea (Concentrated Green Tea can raise your BP so if you have High BP - check w/ your Doc first)
    > Drink enough water.
    > Excercise proper hand washing
    > Keep your nose clean.

    That combination is your best natural protection against Colds & Flu including H1N1.

    Remember that you read it here first. And when you don't get the Flu - put a dollar in an envelope and mail it to me.
    What if it's too late?
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    What if it's too late?
    Can I have your guns................ Just Kidding.

    I heard tamiflu helps lessen the symptoms once you got it.

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    Several years ago I was recovering from ankle surgery (I had a three-way break and had to have a plate and nine screws put in) and was heavily narc'ed up. Decided to watch Blackhawk Down...bad idea that movie and heavy pain meds are a BAD combination.

    Moral of the story, hand the carry piece to your wife.
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    Two hours on the gun range will cure what ails ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Slightly Off Topic but, helpful.

    Start taking the following NOW:

    > Vitamin D 5000 IU supplement (one or two daily)
    > A high quality Ester "C" 1000
    > Concentrated Green Tea (Concentrated Green Tea can raise your BP so if you have High BP - check w/ your Doc first)
    > Drink enough water.
    > Excercise proper hand washing
    > Keep your nose clean.

    That combination is your best natural protection against Colds & Flu including H1N1.

    Remember that you read it here first. And when you don't get the Flu - put a dollar in an envelope and mail it to me.
    I also heard that saline up the nose and gargling salt water everyday can help prevent the flu.

    It makes sense. Most bacteria enters your body through your nose and mouth.
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