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Hazards of Detecting, but can't wait to get back to digging...sad smiley

July 24, 2017 09:20PM
I was subjected to one of the major hazards of detecting....

I was up at one of my favorite spots two months ago and found a few rim fire casings, suspender parts, and a few buttons. Ground was drying fast and getting hard, but not too bad as the ground was still damp under the crust of soil. I planned to return the following week, but found myself not feeling well. I soon began to cough, and my lungs filled with mucus. I got worse and worse and thinking I had pneumonia went to the doctor. Well turns out I caught a case of valley fever! That was two month ago and I am finally about over it with most my energy back and an occasional cough. I spent most that time in bed or on the couch. I know of four other cases this year, one being my neighbors daughter. Luckily our strain up here is not as bad as Central California, I know people who have died from that strain; but it sure knocked me out for a few months.

In theory I should be immune to the valley fever now, but am now sitting at home recovering from right hand surgery as I have dupuytren's contracture in both hands. It was getting worse and affecting work and play so I had to get it done. I go back under the knife for my left hand next week. It will be another month and a half before I can get back to anything outdoors! I do not do well sitting at home sad smiley

As a bright side our temps have been steadily triple digits this summer, so I guess it is a good time to be off. I am living vicariously through you all right now and can not wait to get back to digging, fishing and hunting. So keep the finds rolling and stories rolling in!
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