Hey there young man, careful what you refer to as old! Nice guess BTW ;)
Hey, I appreciate everybodys' sympathy and well wishes, but I'm finally getting my mind under control. Shooting will never be the same for me. I'll never draw the same weight and the muscle control will never be the same, but I did come to the realization that I have to play the hand that I've been dealt and do my best with it.
I can take some solace in teaching and coaching new shooters, passing on some of what others taught me when I was in my prime. I think I get almost as much joy out of this as I did shooting.
Over the years all the guys I used to shoot with have gone in other directions so I've been mostly on my own the last few years. Now it seems some of those I coached are taking some interest in target and 3D shooting so I'll most likely end up with new "competitors". You know the ones. Those who like to rub it in when they beat the old master. Hey, that's OK, too. I still hold my own.
I guess you can tell I'm starting to enjoy it again. Sorry for the rambling, but it's my way of relieving stress and gives you guys a better understanding of where I'm coming from. I do have to say this. Through it all I never had a thought of giving up. Giving up would be like giving in and I'm too hard headed for that.
Thanks for listening guys
Sonny, it looks like you've had your bad days, too. Putting it bluntly, life can be a bitch. It's a shame these things happen, but it does show you and others just what you're made of. I can imagine this had you down in the dumps for a while, but being a real man you fought it off and came back. Good for you.
im not long winded.that being said way to get back on the horse.good job
No doubt in my mind.