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Old 05-01-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hello again,

I've been a member here for only a few weeks. I have to say Kimber Talk is probably the most friendly forum I've ever joined and that's something I certainly appreciate.

My reason for reintroducing myself is because I wanted to share what brought me least indirectly.

Several years ago ago I began experiencing odd symptoms. After many visits to doctors and hospitals and after boatloads of tests, I was finally given a diagnosis. PLS, or Primary Lateral Sclerosis.

PLS is one of a number of motor neuron diseases. Others include ALS, MS, Parkinson's, etc. This was actually good news as PLS is not a killer like Parkinson's or ALS. PLS will shorten my life, but not dramatically. My doctor used analogies such as smoking or being overweight. Things that can shorten your life, but only indirectly if that make sense.

My symptoms began as slurred speech and difficulty swallowing. After a few years, my legs began to feel different and my balance suddenly wasn't right. I have actively been involved in sports, riding/racing/restoring motorcycles and building & flying RC airplanes since I can remember. Now I had to begin giving things up. When I had reached the point where it was apparent I wasn't going to be able to enjoy any of my activities, I was worried. I've never been one to be content with sitting around doing nothing.

Then it occurred to me....shooting! I had been involved with shooting pretty heavily during the mid 80's (before getting married ) and having just sold my last motorcycle, I began buying a few guns, a reloading press and some accessories. This is something I always loved as well as something I can fairly easily participate in while seated (my legs are almost totally useless these days).

So far, I'm really enjoying things and I want to thank the members here for being so friendly, helpful and supportive.

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Glad you're here with us. We enjoy your company. Go Bucks!
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing your situation and know we are happy to have you here. Chime in with your shooting exploits and stories... wife is an OSU Alum and passes along her best wishes...GO BUCKS!
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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Glad you found a place to hang out. Most the people here are a little nuts, but still good people. Look forward to getting to know you.

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Old 05-01-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
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I'M glad you feel comfortable here and we are so glad to have you. The biggest welcome from Texas where our stories are big and our mosquitos are even bigger.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:39 PM   #6
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Another shout out from Cali! Glad you are here. Now start putting some ammo aside and let me know how much I owe you, free shipping right!! Lol
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:01 PM   #7
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If you like us now, just think how fun we'd be if we weren't mostly a bunch of grouchy old guys.

Hope they can do something to mitigate the effects, if not cure your health issues.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:52 AM   #8
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Welcome from Ohio my friend! Yes the others are crazy and should be in the nervous hospital, me on the other hand well I'm totally normal. I wish you well in your shooting and hope it is comforting and fun. Oh and DON'T give the other guys your address.....................picture the old black and white, Night of the Walking Dead
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I love this forum and the conversations almost as much as going to the range and we're glad you're a part of it.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:04 AM   #10
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Welcome from Northern Illinois
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