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Lost Leg in combat, Becomes a politician

oldegrump

I just finished Reading 'Whiskey Jack' by Wordytom. I remember a some what similar story of a soldier who loses his leg, does rehab in a politician's home and becomes a politician.

I am sure I have it in my downloads, but can not find it. Any help is appreciated.

Replies:   The Outsider  PotomacBob
The Outsider
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@oldegrump

The MC in rlfj's A Fresh Start injures his leg, but doesn't lose it, on his way to becoming President of the United States. That's the only story i know of which sounds close, though I'm sure others will have a better answer for you.

oldegrump

Thanks, but that is not the one I was thinking of. If I am getting my story line correct, he is put in jail to be raped by inmates because he POs someone and he ends up killing one. Rehabs with a politician's daughter.

sunseeker
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Dual writer Florida Friends series? Chuck Johnson has 1 leg and was put in jail, I believe in this story - http://storiesonline.net/s/59310/job-hunt, but may be one of the others he is the MC in.

I don't remember rehab with a politicians daughter though and Chuck is a Deputy US Marshal

Replies:   sejintenej
sejintenej
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@sunseeker


Dual writer Florida Friends series? Chuck Johnson has 1 leg and was put in jail,


He did rehab in a VA hospital in Florida and I don't think either he or any of the ladies he lived or worked with had close connections with a politician.

As for jail although he was in a jail cell for a few hours and a guest of the Service for a weekend for technical reasons it was a put-up job and he was 100% exonerated

oldegrump

Thanks all, I read and have 'Job Hunt' in my library. That is not the story I was thinking of, but I may be describing it wrong.

The scene I am thinking about is the MC is arrested on trumped charges. His fake leg is stolen, he is put in a cell with two guys who are told to F him up. He kills one and intimidates the other.

Replies:   docholladay  sunseeker
docholladay

@oldegrump

Thanks all, I read and have 'Job Hunt' in my library. That is not the story I was thinking of, but I may be describing it wrong.


I am not sure, but I think it was the next one in the series. That you were thinking of. Of course there are so many possibilities for matches here on SOL that the potential for matches gets huge at times.

sunseeker

@oldegrump

the scene you are describing sounds like the one where chuck is arrested because of rocky mountains the wrestler. Chuck's leg is stolen and he uses the cell bars to kill one of the other guys.

sunseeker

check always finding trouble ch63 - http://storiesonline.net/s/60068:97511/chapter-63-always-finding-trouble

PotomacBob

@oldegrump

"Fifteen Month Deployment" by Daghda Jim.

glassteve1

mc is a hero ,saves politican and others from terrorists loses leg wife cheats with cop

oldegrump

sun seeker you got it right, i remember now. now i have read all the chuck johnson stuff again. thanks for all the responses

i don't know where i got the political stuff.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@oldegrump

i don't know where i got the political stuff.


from watching too many news feeds over the last year - once a year should be enough for anyone now days.

sunseeker

de nada OG :)

oldegrump

I just reread 15 month deployment. the two stories ran together in my mind.

Just remember, it's not that getting old is wrong, it,s that old lasts so damn long

Replies:   LonelyDad  Jim S
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@oldegrump


Just remember, it's not that getting old is wrong, it,s that old lasts so damn lon


I don't know. On the whole I would rather it last so damn long than it not.

To paraphrase my cousin, I would rather keep looking down at the grass and not start looking up at it.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@LonelyDad

On the whole I would rather it last so damn long than it not.


That all depends on how much and how quickly your body deteriorates. It's not fun when your vision goes, you are in constant pain, your legs don't work right, your arms don't work right, and yet you keep not dying.

Sure, living longer is preferable as long as you have quality of life.

If your quality of life takes a nose dive, living longer is just torture.

sunkuwan

depends on genetics.

One of my neighbors in their 70's was fine, physically and psychologically until 12 to 16 months prior to her death. she deteriorated FAST. If I had been away for just 3 months, I would have thought she had a stroke or something.
My other neighbor gets physically weaker every month. He is also in his late 70's, his mind is okay as ever but he lost much of his mobility and general health the last 3 years.

It is kind of scary, he was the posterchild of a healthy (mind and body) elderly person for a dozen years for me.

Sparky-1953

No joke about the genetics; my dad smoked every day from the age of 14. When he was51 they discovered a spot on his lung "that was probably cancer". He kept smoking and died at 79 of hardening of the arteries and a gall bladder infection. The spot had never grown. I met a co-worker's father who was 91, smoked two pack of un-filtered cigarets and drank at least a liter of homemade wine every day. He still worked as a deckhand on his nephew's fishing boat and his hair was still naturally thick and midnight black. Go figure.

Replies:   docholladay  sejintenej
docholladay

@Sparky-1953

I met a co-worker's father who was 91, smoked two pack of un-filtered cigarets and drank at least a liter of homemade wine every day. He still worked as a deckhand on his nephew's fishing boat and his hair was still naturally thick and midnight black.


I bet the same thing would have happened to him that happened to my great-grandpa when his doctors forced him to quit farming. He was dead within a month, almost like the farming had become the reason for him to keep living. But who can tell I admit his age was somewhere around 90 or better as best as I can remember.

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp

@docholladay

doctors forced him to quit farming. He was dead within a month


Same thing happened to my uncle. Doctors forced him to quit, he passed away within a month, his wife not even a month later.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@Capt. Zapp

the doctors need to learn to understand what their patients really need to keep going. But the odds of them doing that are slim and none. I know when ever I have talked to someone about to retire. I have given one piece of advice:

Find something they enjoy doing and do it regardless of whether they get paid for it or not. The first 6 months might be okay doing all those things they never had time for before, but afterwards they will go nuts without something to keep them going.

Replies:   sejintenej
Jim S

@oldegrump

Just remember, it's not that getting old is wrong, it,s that old lasts so damn long

For those of us already there, maybe not long enough. :)

PrincelyGuy

I retired and started reading the forum. Lots of entertainment. Found some good stories to reread as I had forgotten all about them. Wife asks what I accomplished that day and admit that I took a shower and got dressed. Yep. Life is good.

Maybe I should go out and pull a weed or two. That way I can add weeding the flower bed.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay
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@PrincelyGuy

That is why I suggest finding something you enjoy doing regardless of whether you get paid or not. Because within six months to a year you will start going nuts from lack of activity. It can be a mental activity or physical or a combination of the two. Anything that keeps you eager to get out of bed in a manner of speaking.

edited to add: Best part is no bosses and no time clock. You are your own boss and set your own hours.

Replies:   sejintenej
gruntsgt

I have found it is not so much the age, but the accumulated mileage. But then again, I have double time marched over much of this world in my life.

sejintenej

@docholladay

Find something they enjoy doing and do it regardless of whether they get paid for it or not.

Absolutely right - I had written a very similar reply before I saw yours. However do prepare long before you retire or otherwise stop working; when I saw the risk of redundancy I made a list of about twenty things I could do with minimal funds and existing skills. When the time came I immediately went into the twenty first (which was not on the list). That was twenty odd years ago when I was already older than both of my parents and an adopted mother when each of them died.

sejintenej

@docholladay

Best part is no bosses and no time clock. You are your own boss and set your own hours.

I'm in two minds about that.
Some people are so self controlled that I would agree for them. Their partner might not like their hours etc. I have trouble because my sleeping wife hates me getting up every morning whilst it is still dark to work out at the gym for an hour
Others will look out, see it is raining and stay in bed all day and find another excuse on the following day.

sejintenej

@Sparky-1953

When he was51 they discovered a spot on his lung "that was probably cancer".

Such spots are apparently quite common in those with asthma or similar. After several years my consultant has decided that if it still doesn't change next year he will stop the regular scans.

I don't think anyone understands why some smokers get cancer and others do not.

There is one theory that people catch cancer as often as they get colds but recover naturally in most cases.

Some years ago when it was still legal a consultant carried out post-mortems on old people who had died of "natural causes" (ie old age). He found that over 80% had a cancer which had not caused any pain, feeling of illness or other symptoms and was not responsible for the death.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@sejintenej

Some years ago when it was still legal a consultant carried out post-mortems on old people who had died of "natural causes" (ie old age).


Why would they make that illegal? Where?

The local government medical examiner generally only does autopsies where foul play is suspected, or if the death occurs in government custody.

However, there are private autopsy services in the US. And it can be done regardless of the cause of death if the family requests it, of course, the family will probably have to pay for it.

sejintenej

Why would they make that illegal? Where?

Operating without consent or good cause perhaps? That was how it was stated. Remember that these were old people who did not have any known or suspected illness or symptoms.
Even now we are reading newspaper "horror stories" about where a hospital was found to have retained part of a corpse when they handed it over to relatives.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@sejintenej

Operating without consent or good cause perhaps?


I rather doubt that there were more than a tiny number of cases where such autopsies were performed without an explicit request for an autopsy from the family. They aren't cheap and someone has to cover the cost. So given that the family requested an autopsy, where pray tell is the lack of consent?

Replies:   sejintenej
sejintenej

@Dominions Son

I rather doubt that there were more than a tiny number of cases where such autopsies were performed without an explicit request for an autopsy from the family.

It was clearly being done for medical research and remember that the surgeon stopped his research and felt conditions had changed so he could not restart. That said, the existing results seem to indicate that cancer of one type or another, of high or minimal risk and effect is common

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