Zombieassassin's Stroke Recovery

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by zombieassassin, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Hey Brothers! I have been a member here for a few years. I am thankful and lucky to be alive and able to type these words. God is good! My Faith has taken a strong move forward.
    I say this because 6 days ago I woke up with the whole left side of my body completely numb and stiff. Long story short...I had a Stroke. I am 42yrs old and never thought it could happen to me. I am fit, active, and have a very physically demanding job. Unfortunately I smoked almost 2 packs a day and that is what almost killed me last Thursday. Everyday I have gotten a little better, I couldn't even write my name much less type anything. I am very Blessed and thankful to be alive.
    Unfortunately this event has caused me to not be able to work for at least 6 weeks or more depending on my recovery. I have NEVER been one to ask for any type of hand out or help. But this time I am surrendering everything to God and am letting what happened to me be a lesson to myself and hopefully encourage others to stop smoking before it is too late. As I said...I'm not one to accept charity or help very easily but, I feel moved to let you guys know I am struggling to make all ends meet. With having to start rehab this Friday and not able to return to work until released from my Dr, I am a little overwhelmed with everything that will be piling up due to my unemployment. I know I am not the only one here who is a stroke survivor and would love to talk to anyone that would be willing to help me. Times are tough for me but I am trying to keep a positive mindset and focus on my recovery. If anyone would like to help me in any way possible please PM me or email me at
    [email protected]
    That is also my PP address.
    I never ever thought I would be in a situation where I may need to ask for help...but I am. Please feel free to email or pm me if you feel moved to help me.
    Sincerely, Ryan Evers.
    Thanks to all you guys for just being there...and please stop smoking. My Dr said I am a lucky SOB.....well I feel moved to spread that word. So Glad to be alive and fortunate to help others in the future.
    God Bless.
    And Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any support anyone may be able to help with. Thoughts and prayers for my Family also since this affects them as well. My Goal is to be able to do the Get Up Dance again with my 7yr old daughter who happens to be the light of my life.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
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  2. Ironkid883

    Ironkid883 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Sorry for your troubles and hope that you recover quickly I would love to help out but with christmas just gone me and bigbadgoth are tapped .
    Injust sold a knife on here but had the funds appropriated already .
    Hope you get some assistance .
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  3. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Thanks Kid....all prayers and thoughts are extremely appreciated.
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  4. Richard Carlsson

    Richard Carlsson

    Jun 19, 2019
    I'm glad that you are on your way back. Hopefully you will be back on your feet soon.

    Is there no sick leave and in the US? In Sweden I get 80% of my salary (90% if I join a union) when I get sick. Seems really cruel to me that you don't have a system for that. And don't let me start on your "healthcare system".
  5. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Such a shocker! Sorry to hear you’re struggling. Here’s hoping your recovery continues to accelerate and that you’re able to start putting your life back together soon.
  6. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Hey Ryan,

    Glad to hear you're on the mend. Here's to a speedy recovery. :thumbsup:

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  7. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    I was unemployed for a month before I had my Stroke. I was set to start a job on Thursday but had a Stroke instead. I am Union also...just didn't qualify for my disability because my stroke happened more than 15 days from my last day worked. I was laid off the second week of Dec. Don't qualify for much....I barely meet requirements on my insurance but have that part taken care of. So my meds and visits to PT are covered for now. Dr says I should be a full recovery within weeks. Fingers crossed!
  8. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Hoping for a speedy recovery and no more cigarettes in the future!
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  9. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Our health is arguably the most precious thing we have. Prayers sent to you for strength, a speedy recovery and return to good health as well as for your family during this trial. Stay strong and please give up the cigarettes.
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  10. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator

    Jun 4, 2001
    Sorry to hear my friend.
    Prayers sent for a speedy recovery.
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  11. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    OMG! Thanks to all! God is so good. Thank you guys so much for the time to think about me and more.....I am forever grateful for all that has been done. You guys are Amazing and really good at getting a 42yr old man to cry his eyes out....thanks so much guys. Much love and respect to all of you!
    Also...if anyone desires...my mailing address is....
    Ryan Evers
    31 Cathy Dr
    Newport News VA 23608.
    I will probably remove that later but I feel it is safe here for now.
    You guys are Amazing.....thanks soooo much!
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  12. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I am your age and can concur that it really sucks when time catches up to you and reminds you that you aren't invincible anymore. Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery, man.
  13. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Prayers & Best wishes to you from Alberta...
    Hope you make a quick & complete recovery!!
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  14. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    A big double THANKS Sixx! Your inbox is full brother! I am in awe of the support you guys are giving my family and I.
    Words cannot express the thanks and gratefulness I have for all of you. God Truly is King and works in wonderous ways.
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  15. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    I really have no way to help other than to tell you my personal experience. My birth father had a stroke at age 41 and he is the fittest man that I know. He runs 5-10miles every day and still had a stoke. That was like 7 years ago and he has been ok ever since his recovery and is still working construction.

    You will get back to that point eventually! It will be the hardest work of your life, but it's possible! Good luck and stay positive my friend! Full recovery is going to take some time...
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  16. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Damn mate, that is a bastard. You are one of us here so you are no doubt in the thoughts and prayers of many.

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  17. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Best wished for a speedy recovery.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  18. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Hope things come good for you as soon as possible !!! Life can really kick you down sometimes but as long as you get back up there's hope. After seeing the seeing the generosity of the Hogs in the bush fire thread it's clear this Community is a caring bunch :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool:
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    KNIGHTENFORCER Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Prayers for you and family and for speedy recovery.
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  20. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Just saw this! Holy guacamole! Our thoughts and prayers out to you and yours in this difficult time.

    Hang in there my friend and a full recovery shall be yours.

    Jerry and Crew


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