Do many of you have physical disabilities?

Glenn

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I suffer from male pattern baldness.
Because of my condition I can only hunt in short bursts.
Wearing a hat in a necessity.
Getting sunburn on top of your head is no fun.
I've had it several times.
I went to the attractive neighbor lady and asked her to rub
sunburn lotion on the affected area.
She slammed the door in my face.
The milk of human kindness does not flow from her breast.
But I have adapted to my condition.
I swing a light detector and use one of the 'swingy things.'
I also wear loose shoes and drink plenty of fluids.
I hope none of you have to suffer with the condition I do.
It is no fun.
 
disabled

First off, I use the word physically challenged for my condition. I have found that most things can be accomplished, just not in the traditional manner and style. I'm 56, had my right knee replaced so kneeling can be a problem but that's the better part of my physical challenge. In 1989 I was electrocuted while assisting at an auto accident and contacted a high voltage line. My right arm had to be amputated at the shoulder, my left shoulder was burned away, my left wrist was also burned away. Reconstructive surgeries filled these areas in but left me with little function for my remaining arm, hand, and shoulder. I did go back to work but was forced to retire on medical disability. For years I searched for a hobby but kept getting frustrated with having to depend on others to do certain aspects of them. Last year I was introduced to metal detecting and thought now here is something I could probably learn to do independent of others. Yes, I can do this independent of others but not very fast. But then again, I do this for a hobby, to be something to do at a leisurely pace and just enjoy the moment of unearthing a target while giving it thought as to how it got there and how long has it been there. I need frequent rest breaks because even light weight detectors put a strain on my shoulder and arm, my knee needs a break, and digging hurts my hand, but as long as I do it at my pace, it is truly an enjoyable hobby. So if you know someone looking for a hobby, introduce them to ours. Happy Hunting.
 

TN_MD

Active Member
Physical Disabilities - Where do i start LOL,
I guess i start each day with 15 pills and end each day with 14, taking pain meds during the day to be able to move etc, COPD, PAD , 3 strokes , bad back and knees , I have had shoulder , back , hip, leg and neck , prostate surgeries, depression and anxierty issues, and now use a scooter and a JD Gator to get around with, and the docs wont let me drive a car any more cause I pass out for no reason and they cant figure out why , and now I got a little cancer scare going. :doh:
But as far as Metal Detecting goes , thats where the gator comes in , I use it to drive around till i get a signal then roll out of the gator lay on the ground and dig it up. yeah it's not the conventional way, but its my way and it works, I don't always lay on the ground some days, I can actually walk and bend to dig for short time periods but those days are getting further and further apart, But I will always find a way to use my Detector . even if i have to get one of my grown kids to go with and dig for me :grin:.

I refuse to give up, regardless of the obstacles!!
 
God bless you ALL!

I haven't even started but to read posts and I am beside myself...Amazing people!

I would like to share a site that has offered some helpful and useful information:

http://www.richters.com/newdisplay.cgi?page=./QandA/Medicinal/Medicinal.html&cart_id=1246490.2234

Thirty years ago, I got very ill and was supposed to die...fooled them! I took meds for over 20 years and it caused other problems. Occasionally I get something going wrong, wait till the last minute to go to the ER, find out what's wrong, they give meds, I take'em for a week or so (or not) and just do what I can in a day, it's really all anyone can do...what they can, one day at a time. Did you know certain foods can make you feel worse? Learn about 'trigger foods' if you can.

I'm almost 51. I have Crohn's with a permanent colostomy, I have otosclerosis (thickening of the inner ear, hard of hearing), tinitis (ringing/humming in the ears), Cavernous Angiomas (blood vessels in the head that resemble berries that could burst/leak blood), an inoperable brain mass, occasional migraines, mild emphysema (smoked over 38 years but no longer), my left knee keeps popping and dislocating, I cannot think of anything else but that's enough to keep me Thankful to God. My main meds are honey, cinnamon, camomile and green tea.

Oftentimes I think "If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger".

I'm home at lot. I do a lot of web searching for various things. I find this site quite interesting and look forward to learning more. Thanx for the knowledge you are passing along.
 
Disabled, wheel chair bound

I have purchased a f2 for my wife and was wondering if any of you who have big knee probs etc have fashioned some special tools and or techniques for treasure hunting? Thanks ahead of time:smile:
 
Older, fatter, add Diabetes for 10 years and I have actually had to use my detector as a cane to get up from a long dig. Started to carry a cane so I don't bend my MD. I will keep pulling dirt until I am pushing daisies.
 

steve07

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I have bad knees

I have purchased a f2 for my wife and was wondering if any of you who have big knee probs etc have fashioned some special tools and or techniques for treasure hunting? Thanks ahead of time:smile:
I have a Professional pair of Contractors Knee Pads for Tiling Floor, Very Comfortable!!!:grin::grin::grin:
 

steve07

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The Island of Misfit Toys comes to mind and I think most of us on here qualify but, we still manage to get out and hunt still. Once in awhile at least!!!:oops::oops::oops:
 
car wreck when 16 memory loss etc one good thing i go detecting takes me a while to tune in but by the time i get tuned in i forget where the truck is parked thank god i got a great wife that lets me out;)
 
Nothing thats kept me from metal detecting, I too take about 13 pills a day, have a cloged artery that by passed it self
had a knee replaced because of years climing under houses, telephone poles and surfing, surfed untill I was 52, lost
the sight in my right eye in a fishing accident off Catilina when I was 35 gained a lot of waight because of limited activity
and eating to much was about 350 lbs. sence having a stomack by pass, I am back in the game, down to 229 and still
lossing, chopping wood, at my house in the mountains, and mowing the lawn down at my rental. thinking about
getting another bike, and taking up surfing again. I still take a lot of pills, blood thiners, but most of my heart medication
has been replaced with vitamens, I am able now togo places detecting I couldn't before, I don't get as tired. I am 64
and feel like 30 again, just have to be a little more carful. life is great. I still will not when any
races but thanks to God I'am in the game.
 
God bless you ALL!

I haven't even started but to read posts and I am beside myself...Amazing people!

I would like to share a site that has offered some helpful and useful information:

http://www.richters.com/newdisplay.cgi?page=./QandA/Medicinal/Medicinal.html&cart_id=1246490.2234

Thirty years ago, I got very ill and was supposed to die...fooled them! I took meds for over 20 years and it caused other problems. Occasionally I get something going wrong, wait till the last minute to go to the ER, find out what's wrong, they give meds, I take'em for a week or so (or not) and just do what I can in a day, it's really all anyone can do...what they can, one day at a time. Did you know certain foods can make you feel worse? Learn about 'trigger foods' if you can.

I'm almost 51. I have Crohn's with a permanent colostomy, I have otosclerosis (thickening of the inner ear, hard of hearing), tinitis (ringing/humming in the ears), Cavernous Angiomas (blood vessels in the head that resemble berries that could burst/leak blood), an inoperable brain mass, occasional migraines, mild emphysema (smoked over 38 years but no longer), my left knee keeps popping and dislocating, I cannot think of anything else but that's enough to keep me Thankful to God. My main meds are honey, cinnamon, camomile and green tea.

Oftentimes I think "If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger".

I'm home at lot. I do a lot of web searching for various things. I find this site quite interesting and look forward to learning more. Thanx for the knowledge you are passing along.

Since this post last year, I had 4 abdominal surgeries in 8 months. And I still say "If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger"....mind, body and spirit.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may the Lord give you strength each day to do the things you want to do. :) Thank you Lord and Amen!
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KRose

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By law, I could be disabled, but I try my best not to be. I've had two total hip replacements, I'm a Prostate Cancer survivor - 5 years now, I have an arthritic lower middle back, and have carpel tunnel flare ups at times in both hands. I know I sound like I'm some sort of hypochondriac but I'm really not. I just try to keep going like the energizer bunny and thank the Good Lord that all is as well as it is and try to be thankful for each day given. As bad as we sometimes think we have it, there's someone just around the corner that has it worse.
 
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