Hey all not really sure how to post this as it was something horrorfying that happened to me tonight and afterwards it really got me thinking about lots of things.
I had a close call tonight that could have ended very badly if not for a dear friend of mine. Me and my wife and a few friends went out this evening for a group meeting, We have a Pagan group that meets once a month at a local restaurant, anyway when the food arrived we were still talking and enjoying the evening when I took a bite of my beef dip the unexpected happened two pieces decided to go down the wrong pipe first I just coughed a bit normally to try to dislodge it, but then I realized I had a bigger issue as it wasn't clearing and ended up going down further and at which point I started to gasp and then stopped breathing, everyone around me froze except for my friend Beth who realized the extreme trouble I was now in. She first tried giving me a few pats on the back to see if would help clear it, but then I stopped breathing she acted fast it took about a minute and a half of her doing the Heimlich Maneuver to get both pieces out, I then started breathing at which point I sat and slowly tried to get me breath it took a few minutes but thanks to her I am here to write this. I have been in some situation where I seen horrible things and risked my life numerous times. But for the first time in my life I was truly scared of dying, All my wife could do was sit and watch in terror. I am ok now still shacking a bit and tired,
I didn't need to go to the hospital or anything though. But had she not been there I honestly am not sure what the outcome would have been.
One of the things I thought about after was how fast your life could truly end, and not having a chance to say goodbye to anyone and things like that. I also thought about all you guys and how much you all mean to me as my extended family, I never really say much when it come to how I feel about people, but this made me realize that I could have died tonight, And it's time to change the way I view life now.
I want to say to you all those I have known since I joined this forum you have all helped me out in more ways then just questions about collecting you have been there when I needed to vent or just needed someone to talk to. I want to get to know you all better some I already do those guys are closer then my real family are to me those who have joined in the past year or months I am slowly getting to know you more as well. I enjoy talking to you all here and just seeing your collections and builds and of course The Chicken Shack House of Horrors is just awesome to see how James tops the year before.
In short all of you guys are truly the best mates anyone could ever want to know and I am truly a blessed man to belong to such a great family. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my wife as well over the years, All the times I felt truly down I knew I could come here and find some amusing thing to make me laugh. The Love and respect I have for each and everyone of you will never change you are all great human beings never change the way you are as this world need people like you all.
Take care everyone and thanks for being my extended family even if we are a bit dysfunctional and crazy