I'm back and getting better



  • Well as a few of your read on Sniper Forums I was in the hospital for a few weeks.Today is the first day since I came home a week ago that I sat down at the computer. So I for sure wanted to come in here and check in.

    Here's what happened. Most of it I've had to piece together from what my wife and mom told me happened. I was living in my own world for the two weeks I was intabated. July 31st, woke up feeling pretty normal, but just a bit off. Ate lunch and about an hour later started throwing up. Still pretty normal stuff. My wife and I cancelled our plans for the night as it was our anniversary that day. Threw up for a few hours and started dry heaving. Then I started having pain in my lower chest. My wife was getting ready to drive me to the ER and within 5 minutes I couldn't breath and told her to call 911. I remember getting a ride in the ambulance and getting to the ER. After that I don't recall much of anything.

    About halfway through my time under they were working on me and the tube for the breathing machine broke off. I wasn't breathing and my heart stopped for about 5 minutes they say. After that things went pretty well and I made a quick turn around. I did have staff and phenomena so I had to fight both of those off. A few days after crashing they woke me up. I was still in my own world when I was first woke up and it toke about 3 days for all the meds to finally wear off and I was back fully mentally. After that I started making fast progress and was able to go home a week after being woke up.

    The final diagnoses was acute pancreatitis with multiple organ failure. I'm off work for at least 6 more weeks, start physical therapy next week, and have lots of doctors visits lined up for the next month. I'm now on a low/no fat diet and no more alcohol. I didn't drink that much anyways, so its not a big deal. I love fruit and veggies so again thats an easy change. With my job and life being so busy, skipping the fast food will be the hardest change.

    I'm happy to be here on earth still and thank god everyday. God, prayers, my wifes strength, and love are the only reasons I feel I'm here. Well excellent medical care as well. Yeah, stuff that used to bother my wife and I doesn't any more. Everyday I wake up is a gift and I intend to live that way from now on. Lastly, learn from me if you can. Make sure your taking care of your bodies, go to the doctor, and don't end up like I did.

    -Chris

    PS, I'm going shooting Friday.



  • Glad to hear your better, something very similar happened to my father 5 years ago, he ended up losing his part of his hearing because of it.

    Glad you didn't have any bad side effects, and glad everything is well now!



  • glad you pulled through and are getting better. I've been praying for you.



  • @rhyno said:

    Glad to hear your better, something very similar happened to my father 5 years ago, he ended up losing his part of his hearing because of it.

    Glad you didn't have any bad side effects, and glad everything is well now!

    Well my left leg is numb, but I can live with that lol.

    @dddoo7 said:

    glad you pulled through and are getting better. I've been praying for you.

    Thank you. That means a lot.



  • @dddoo7 said:

    glad you pulled through and are getting better. I've been praying for you.

    What he said^^^
    God Bless.

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  • Welcome back aboard! :)

    Sure, you died for a little while and all that... but it's nice isn't it?
    The immediate realization of what actually matters?

    For how advanced we are as a civilization we sure aren't very smart. The constant stress over things that don't matter. Seems silly when you about get your clock punched.

    I'm envious of you actually. I've been there. I remember the feeling well. I don't think there is anything more liberating in the entire world. Don't forget! It's so easy to slip back into "normal" life. DON'T! Normal life is what almost killed you. Drop the socially accepted norms and blaze your own path with your family. What do you have to lose? Money? lol Who cares? You'll likely make more money when you're happy anyway.

    Be happy my brother.

    ... and thanks for the reminder. The reminder to choose to live a happy life.



  • Good luck with your new lifestyle.
    The Alcohol consumption can get you many different ways.
    You will probably start losing weight right away and feel better just from that.

    Enjoy every day.


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