@17, doing gymnastics (Rings), one ring slipped, fell on headd, ruptured disc.
@19, severe chronic pneumonia, flunked out of college.
@20, " “” " " " (same as above)
@22, ruptured 2 more disc in new, building refrigerators for Nuclear Submarines.
@26, had to get surgery to fix neck, lost job, minimal benefits out of commission 2 years.
@ 30, Started working at Sikorsky Aircraft. floor next to CNC machine I was programming collapsed, fell into said machine, broke bone fusions, more surgery, out of work 1.5 years.
@ 32 to 39, the physically Golden Years.
@ 40, Man hits me while I was driving my 1973 MG Midget (T-boned me), bone fusions in neck break, rupture 2 lumbar disc, can’t walk lose use of right rm, 3 days later major Spinal Cervical surgery, recover, still can’t walk more than 10 feet, major lumbar surgery, I have to learn to walk again, takes 3 months.
@ 43, I do not qualify for any benefits as I attempted to work.
@ 44, my son is born, the light of my life, it all makes sense now, I stay home and raise him ( I helped my wife get get Masters in Financial Management, she is breadwinner now. I put my life savings into a house (70,000 dollars) House costs $170,000.
@ 53, Present time, My son is 10, I filled his brain up, he is an honor student, school supplements the knowledge I give him, he is always ahead in Math. My house, even in this economy has more than doubled in value, I take 180 mgs. of Morphine, plus 8 mg. of Dilaudid when necessary, daily, to deal with pain. I have a implant at the base of my skull which send electrical signals to the Occipital Nerves to try and help manage pain.
I think it is called life, I love it, it all makes sense. If you don’t see the order, you are not paying attention.
Presently, time slipping through my fingers, more years behind me than in front. I love life, the world, this and a couple other forums, there is no such thing as luck or “bad” Karma. I am strengthened by all that has happened to me. True story. I left out a lot, as that would have taken 53 years to read, if you read fast.