My wife went to the range today.


July 8, 2008, 09:17 PM
Some of you may know, maybe you don't, but back in November, my wife who posts here from time to time as CajunsMisty, suffered a ruptured aneurysm in her brain. By the grace of God, and with the help of a a first class rescue squad team, flight paramedics, and a XXXX good team of surgeons and nurses, she survived. (Praise God!) She's been recovering since, and has come a long way, but still has trouble with her balance, walking and standing, and her short term memory.

Today she spoke up and said she was bored and wanted to know, "Can we go to the range?" She loves to shoot, but of course hadn't since "that day." CAN WE? You bet.

I packed up her Ruger MK II, and her Ruger Single Six, as well as my Dan Wesson 22, and my new to me Smith and Wesson Model 17. Grabbed the bag with a box of bulk pack Federals, ear plugs, and shooting glasses and off we went.

I had to go over some stuff with her again. How to load and fire the single action. After one time, it came back to her. I don't know how many rounds she fired but it was a bunch. Then she switched to the MK II and did another couple hundred I guess.

It was hot today, but she didn't complain about it a bit. The Lord blessed us, and we were the only ones at the range, so we could take our time with no distractions at all. The rangemaster told us to just let him know when we wanted to switch targets. She had to sit down to shoot, and use a rest, but she had a great time. When we finished, she carefully checked each gun twice to make sure she had them all unloaded.

Here she's taking a turn with the Model 17. We were about ready to go, when she asked to shoot it, and she didn't bother to put her bag down, but even then she shot a pretty decent group.

I honestly didn't know if I'd ever see the day when she would be confident enough to try shooting again. Thank you Lord.

(Yes, she is wearing "eyes" and "ears.")

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La Pistoletta
July 8, 2008, 09:24 PM
That's nice. Always good to see a successful comeback after a battle with disease or injury.

Unfortunately it's almost 3:30 AM here so see you tomorrow, heh.

July 8, 2008, 09:37 PM
I am happy for the both of you......keep it up.

July 8, 2008, 09:51 PM
Congratulations! Great story of recovery!

July 8, 2008, 09:55 PM
I'm glad to see that she got to go back to the range.

July 8, 2008, 09:57 PM
That's a heckuva stepping stone. My congratulations to you both!

July 8, 2008, 10:07 PM
Range shooting is good therapy! It's very nice that she's back at the line.

July 8, 2008, 10:10 PM
Way to go, and congrats to the both of you!!

I love a nice story around here once and a while...

July 8, 2008, 10:19 PM
Out Standing. Very glad to here it.

I guess all those Prayers on the BBC are helping. :)

Poor East Texan
July 8, 2008, 10:21 PM
What they said!!!!

July 8, 2008, 10:22 PM
Excellent, glory be to God and congrats on your wife getting back on her feet, with marksmanship to boot! :)

July 8, 2008, 10:26 PM
God bless!

July 9, 2008, 12:04 AM

Best wishes for a complete & full recovery.


July 9, 2008, 01:20 AM
Wonderful day for both of you. God bless.

July 9, 2008, 01:32 AM
. . . she was bored and wanted to know, "Can we go to the range?"

I gotta tell ya, man, that there made me all misty-eyed.

You have no idea.

And, for those of you who are wondering:


I am 100% serious.

That's real recovery and real progress.

Well done and keep up the good work.

You have any idea how silly I look, grinning through misty eyes?

Happy for you, man.


July 9, 2008, 02:20 AM
Thank God.

July 9, 2008, 02:28 AM
Good to hear that your other half is doing well. May God continue to Bless her and you! My prayers (as well as many others here I suspect) are going out for her full recovery.

July 9, 2008, 07:44 AM
I am very happy to hear about her continued healing and especially about the range trip. I remember your story about her health incident.

Shooting, swimming, any step at a time in any illness or 'recovery' is very good therapy.

I am happy for HER and I am happy for YOU. It is nice to hear a 'happy story' in health matters and in the shooting sports.

God bless both of you.



July 9, 2008, 12:40 PM
What a wonderful milestone in her recovery!

July 9, 2008, 12:45 PM

July 9, 2008, 01:55 PM
Glad to hear she is recovering well!

Sounds like shooting is a good therapy for her.

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