>>>Glad to hear you are doing well, Torsti. I always enjoy your
and your insights. But be cautious getting back to your full
Thanks for your concern Steve! I agree completely
about being cautious. However our roe-deer are a little special compared to
hunting deer or moose in the wilderness. The roe-deer has adapted very well to
the human environment and in some places they are very used to people and urban
activities. The area were we live is shattered old small scale farming land were
the farmers often were fishermen too in the past. There are small villages mixed
with small patches of forest and farmed land, ideal environment for the
This means that for someone living here it is not
that big sensation to shoot a roe-deer, at least not if you have done it for
some years. I believe I have killed around 150 of them and even if they still
raise my heart rate they will not kill me. On the other hand I would not dare to
raise my gun to kill a moose today, that would be too stressing for me right now
and even for the weeks to come.
Also I can drive right up to all of our shooting
towers with my 4WD pick-up so I do not have to walk for more than a few meters,
50 at most. Usually I leave the car behind somewhere and sneak the last distance
to the tower but I do not have to if I don't want to.
Finally, we do not have medal class bucks in our
area so a big trophy cant raise my heart rate . They say that there
are some minerals lacking in the soil and hence the bucks cant develop really
I would not shoot a deer the way I feel today but
from the improvement I make every day I calculate that I can do it at the end of
It seems like every day a new part of my body
starts to work normally. The heart-lung machine I was connected to during the
operation managed to pump 4 litres (around 1 US gallon) of fluid into my body
during the operation. My weight before the op was 74kgs and 78kgs after! It took
some days for my kidneys to separate that fluid from my body.
I do not know but suspect that I lost at least some
blood during the op and what was left in the body was perhaps
contaminated/diluted with who knows what. My body has to raise the quality and
quantity level of the blood to normal, it may take awhile.
I was totally pumped full with pain killers. Since
they also hampered my brain to work well I wanted to get rid of them as
soon as possible. I was operated on Wednesday morning and Sunday night I took
the last dose of pain killers. Still the wound on my chest and the cut-up chest
bone did not start to hurt until Wednesday! Must have been some powerful stuff
they gave me! Anyway the pain now is .... lets say; irritating
The temperature regulator in my body run mad and
not before yesterday did I feel somewhat comfortable.
Otherwise we have lovely autumn weather, crispy
cold, clear air and sunshine! How could life be better?
I shall later tell about Maud's adventures during
my stay at the hospital. Even though she was in the mountains grouse hunting she
knew about my condition after the operation before I had even woke up from the
narcosis. The surgeon called her right after the operation and told her about
how things had went. Hurray for modern telecommunications!
Now I will get some fresh autumn air.
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