Hello and a little about me...

Discussion in 'Disabled Hunters & Shooters Forum' started by herohog, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. herohog

    herohog New Member

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    Hello!

    I am a 54 year old disabled vet with severe joint and back issues. I am fighting for my long term disability insurance as I am unemployed and unemployable due to severe constant pain from multiple herniated disks and D.D.D., D.J.D. and arthritis among other painful ailments I have including needing both knees replaced. We have lost everything but, thanks to friends and family, we managed to survive until we got my Social Security disability after over fighting over a year to get it.

    I use a manual wheelchair to get around as standing and walking, heck, ANYTHING but sitting in a recliner, causes me a great deal of pain. Just going out and sitting in my wheelchair for a few hours puts me down for the next day.

    I USED to race motorcycles since I was 9, dirt track stock cars (modified class) since I was 15 and with the S.C.C.A. since I was in my mid 20's. I was a mechanic since I was a kid and was a certified Master Mechanic up till I became too bad off to do it anymore in my late 20's. The VA tested me and sent me to college where I became a computer geek and changed my life! I worked my way up to a Sr. Programmer / Analyst making GOOD money up to the point that I could no longer do that, even working from home due to my health.

    During all that I had a side job as a DJ at LA105 out of Monroe LA as "Dr Speed" on the air 7 days a week doing the late night/early AM shows during the week and doing a live request show weekends along with running the special canned weekend shows.

    When not doing that, I was a Blues/Funk/Classic Rock drummer with several bands here in Louisiana, then in North-West Arkansas and finally in the Charlottesville, VA areas before my body took that from me as well. I was the house drummer for several Blues Jams in addition to being a gigging drummer. I actually turned down multiple chances to tour with several known musicians because I couldn't leave my day job and the security it brought which was a very hard, but right, decision.

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  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum, sorry for all the pain u r in but at least u have a lot of good memories. There are people on here that run into computer problems maybe u can help? Do u shoot at all? Have u done any karaoke?
  3. herohog

    herohog New Member

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    Thanks, I will help anyone in any area of expertise I posses. Yes, I still shoot a little and I HATE karaoke! THIS is what I do instead of that garbage! I am behind the drum kit... :cool:
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    good on you HH , sorry to hear of your troubles , but it seems you have the right attiude and still living as best you can , and well done on that
  5. herohog

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    Thanks man. It's either live or die and I have WAY to many people to piss off yet in life before I am ready to go! :p
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    love the attitude , just watch them PC UN loving mongrels , they be after me at the moment sheesh , but i got a few tricks left myself , stay chilly mate .. and aim LOW , gut shooting is best for them types, you get to hear em scream some ;)
  7. herohog

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    No worries. Good luck on ya mate!
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