Its critical to be able to share that story here, where we are all familiar with guns and aren't going to go nuts that Marla was carrying instead of taking carrying for granted and looking at the main story. In addition, many of us here have been in life or death situations, including many vets who have had to deal with the aftermath of traumatic events including injuries and PTSD. Its actually hard to imagine a better place to discuss this sort of thing.That was a hell of a read. Did not expect that sort of story to be shared much less on here. Thank you for your time, and in a way, you.
Not too sure if it is relief to post your story or pure anxiety. I know it can’t be easy to say what you said to anyone, much less the internet where trolls are everywhere. Emotions aren’t always respected online. They are often read differently online than a person might be able to articulate.
You sound strong, I don’t really know, again the Internet. If you where able to know what to do having taken a gunshot wound to the head, your likely 400% stronger than many posting here. I’d likely have just lied there in shear panic or??? Honestly, I can’t “put myself in your shoes”. I don’t think many can. Like you said, how many survive a gunshot to the head? You are the first I know of and I don’t even know you.
I have zero advice for what to do next. I don’t think you were asking for that though. If anything, I can provide thanks. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your story. It is thought provocative. It will likely bring good discussion, pending moderation…
There's usually a problem with anything this intense expressed on a forum of people not knowing whether it is real. Fortunately, thanks to @Lilhigbee, whom we all know to be reliable, and our loyal volunteer @Moderators we knew almost immediately that Marla's story was real, so we could respond appropriately. That's another way in which few forums are actually as good a place to discuss something this intense . We have 24/7 human moderation, mostly delightfully invisible, always there when it matters.