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    Whos awake, and if so, why?

    As some of you are aware Im fighting the big C, I have stage 4 in my spine, lungs and liver. Every three weeks I am now on a a drug called Keytruda and as of last year this has become subsidised by our medical organisations. Normally after my chemo transfusion I feel like crap for about a week and then I fel slightly better. After 2 weeks I start to feel crap agai till my next transfusion or whatever they call it. Yesterday was my Tranny day and surprise surprise I feel ok. Got up felt good ,had a pee as you do. Then thought yup! Gotta drink water. So I had a glass, possibly to quickly and promptly spewed it up. Still feel ok. As I sit here on the side of my bed with a blanket around me ,my wife sleeps on another level so she can sleep, she has comms to me so I can call if needed. This funny as it sounds , has given me the time to dot the eye and cross the t as it were, a lot of people don't get the chance. If you havent made a plan B by now I urge to think it over. I was not a insurance man but the bride was on to it and had us on a good scheme. Ill tell ya if it wasn't for this money, sad as it is I would not have seen Christmas. One of my drugs has cost me personally over $130000. Yup thats a shit lot of money for a 1.5hr session at $30000. If you don't have the financial support from your life insurrance, retirement funds or investment properties you get the big hand shake and see ya later your just on the government funding now, and this is not bad, but you will need something else.

    iM now at that stage in life where I can get out and go for a walk supported by my quad. I will get a deer or a pig if I so choose to pull the trigger. I have 20 duck ponds of which I only shot of all season, apart for arvo with Woody on one of his. Crack time was held by the both us ,with alot very much in common except 12 yrs and health issues. I have hardly any debt, and every toy I want or need I now have. I just have that feeling that I may of left my run a bit late. I want to go up to my batch and spend a night out at the Mercs with my son. My mate are nearly finished the out side of my studio and that's weather proof. I have some really cool art commisions on the go. One of those I will do a how to on here when its finished. Studio is my big project this winter. I normally it a goal. For me it was Christmas 2019, sons wedding March 2019, duckshooting, end of trout season, looking forward to opening in October. About 22yrs ago my best mate lost a 16yr old daughter in a stupid car crash. My bestie and myself with the help of a Scottish product decided to get a wish and things to accomplish list.

    On the list there is pretty much no items I have not ticked the box for, oh shark diving, one thing after 30yrs off and on in the commercial diving field, that 50 in the recreation I haven't done the shark. Would want the water warmer crickey. What I saying is it ever better than now to get a plan B in place. My bestie as well as being a directer in my company he also owns the largest Accounting firm in town nows a thing or two around money. Like most of you I dont like insurance Salesman. I aslo brought an investment property in the Corromandel 20yrs and this waS a fantastic investment, have fun whilst my properties increases in value. The property is not flash, but man its fun sitting down shucking scollies whilst having a beer thanking god I listened to GA.

    Drag that along but it has helped me kill time, Might try a moi now with no water, havent spew again so there you are a shared yarn a medical cure at the end.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Mate I am up. Always am at this point in the day. Keep fighting the good fight .
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    We have traing week for Fire and we are the hosting station. I welcome them in and probably go back to working on the studio. Rushy go for a walk and score some of those big Westcoast tuatuas.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Up here as well at this time most mornings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    We have traing week for Fire and we are the hosting station. I welcome them in and probably go back to working on the studio. Rushy go for a walk and score some of those big Westcoast tuatuas.
    Mate I am off to the pistol club this morning with Ashleigh.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    . I expect its all farming orientated. You and Rushy have a lot in common with Horses and hunting and dear I say it .............age ha ha.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Age sure fucks things up, I would love to go for a wander up the track for a deer, plenty of the buggars, but what to do after I smack one over is something else...I leave it for my son to go get them now.

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    Age is certainly a bitch but I was out leaping around (well walking anyway) the hills yesterday with a rifle in hand chasing goats that were well and truly tucked up in bed. The mind is still willing but the body is far less able than it once was.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I have a two hour drive to the Ruahine gunshow but otherwise its normal wake up time for me anyway. Dunno how people stay in bed half the day....
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    Dunno how people stay in bed half the day....
    Me too. If I am awake then I have to get up as there is just no way I can just lay there.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    missus has got work so get up to make her a drink for the drive into town. the one thing i have noticed with people getting the news with cancer is some just seem to have nothing to continue for and dont seem to live more than a couple months where as others have things to finish and live much longer and occasionally the odd one surpasses the doctors predictions. I am glad to see to that you are one to keep going and not give up . just keep setting those targets and make sure you hit them and ginger is good for upset stomach i found that blackmores travel calm was good especially as i get seasick ( not great when you are working as a deckhand ) maybe take it before transfusion or whatever it is that you get and stick around as getting the missus primed to be up your way feb next year so she can catch a prawn at that place in Taupo be cool to meet up then.

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    Been up since 3.30am went to check on the girls and took a couple of calves back to the calf shed and gave them their wee jackets and a drink of colostrum. Fed out some silage to the heifers. Then home for a coffee and the guys are just starting up the shed to milk the cows now, only got 30 odd in so far, so about to head out the door again.
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    Always up at 6 but been busy this morning, no chance of a wander thick clag here, but of to Goon (Rangiora) this morning to do groceries and collect my rifle that's been away to get suppressed..

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    Just got around to opening the forum , food for though there Gapped axe for sure.
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