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    I woke up Monday and had a hard time standing up. Sat on the bedside as I about tipped over. I tried to stand and on the forth try I managed to stay up. Held onto the dresser as I got dressed and walked into the kitchen. I walked like one of those "walking dead" folks. My balance was gone. I tried to get a handle on what was happening and thought I had had a stroke. My daughter said I was going to the hospital as it was obvious something was haywire. Went in on Monday morn and they did brain, heart, blood and strength tests. When I first went in and got a room, I went to the bathroom which was a short walk from the room. I came back and tossed up the glass of orange juice I had had before leaving. I am back at my daughter's place and will be leaving for home on Friday. I am still a bit unbalanced, well always have been, but this is different. While here in SC I did take a deer and my gson took a nice one, 3x3 with double eyeguards. At 10 yrs old he has taken 9 deer so far. Has been a good stay and was going to be here until the 5th, but shortened the trip due to the latest issues. Hope I can still keep a TW upright, I do know my flying days and driving semi's is over unless they can figure out what is going on. At least I do have 4 wheelers I can take on some of our expeditions, just won't be the same though.
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    Hope you feel better soon brother Plumb... I always say a little prayer for you when I think of you.
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    Sorry to hear that Plumb.
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    Hey, Mr. Straight...sorry to hear you're feeling poorly.
    Sounds like a mini-stroke, but then I ain't no doctor.

    Will you be hearing their conclusions soon?
    Be sure to let us know.

    Are you a smoker? Sounds like a great time to quit!
    Hell, you're just 70 and you have a lot of good years left...take good care of them.

    I just read your bio...you are one tough old sumbitch, ain't ya?
    "Jumpmaster", eh? Probably just too many hard landings!
    All those jumps static line on those big ol' T-10 canopies?
    Much respect for the Airborne!!

    I have 211 civilian skydiving jumps on good sport equipment, for the most part. Mainly soft landings but quite a few really hard ones, too. Enough to still being able to feel the effects of those at 75!
    And then there were "a few" motorcycle crashes, *really* feeling the results of those.
    But you know what? I wouldn't change a damn thing...and I bet you wouldn't either.

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    Randall, take care and listen to the docs and you daughter. Scary stuff, let us know the results when possible.
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    Wishing you well Plumb ! Blue skies and tailwinds to yah!
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    If you used to smoke and drink and quite andthen all these medical issues started, you should go back to drink'in & smok'in. Of course, I kid and you should stick to candy cigarettes and apple juice.

    Be well my friend!
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    Sounds weird. Get it checked out and get better.
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    Hope you feel better soon and get home safely. I blame South Carolina. Ha ha. Get well Uncle Plumb.
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    My prayers are with you Plumbstraight. Get better ASAP. Hopefully it's just some vertigo or something simple that can be diagnosed easily.
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