Topic: I'm ALIVE and well!!!
Well I haven't been on board 2 weeks on or for anything on the net cause I had an accident.
On Saturday June 23rd around 10:30pm that night I just woke up from a nap on my couch and I had my new .45 caliber pistol beside me. Well I didn't know that I had left a round in the chamber in it and the gun has a (hair line) trigger. Well you guessed it........as I was getting off my couch I accidentally shot my self in the chest.....OUCH!!!!
Yes, I am stupid and should have known better. I had to big air flighted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where they performed a 4 hour surgery on me and thankfully they found nothing to be wrong with any of my insides. I have no broken ribs, my liver and stomach or great, and they only thing the bullet did was go into my chest and exited near my spine in the back but I'm alive and walking great now.
Everyone in my town has been great and been praying for me and even the doctors at the hospital said it's an amazing that I survived the gunshot and am talking to even you all now.
I have 40 staples in my chest cause the doctors opened me up to look for any damage but found none and I will have the staples removed tomorrow at the hopsital. I was in ICU for 4 days and spent the next 3 days in a regular hospital room. I got to come home last Saturday which was July 1.
I am staying with my parents now til I can start to do things better on my own. My healing process will take 6 weeks the doctors say but everyone says I am a miracle. My buddies who are cops here in town made me a small necklace to put around my neck with the bullet attached to it for good luck.
I feel great now and yes I amwalking and everything. I can't wait to have my staples taken out tomorrow.
I just wanna say that I got rid of that gun and only have my 9mm pistol now but I will be more gun safety aware for sure now and I haven't drank any alcohol of course in 2 weeks and I will stay sober from now on. I might drank a couple of beers later on in the football season but this accident has changed me greatly.
I'm more thankful now of the little things in life. I will still be a horror movie fan though and will post more on here within the next 2 days especially on all the threads I have missed.
I'm a christian and everyone says that the bullet missed every vital organ in me including missing my spinal cord when it exited me cause God guided it and I believe them.
I miss posting on here and I will be back on here soon like I said and can't wait to talk horror films with you guys/gals......yes even I miss talking about the shit flicks by Roth too, lol.
Well thanks all and the Ripmeister will see you back on here this week!:D
Last edited by RIP (2007-07-08 15:55:22)