hope you don’t mind me dumping a bit. I’m a middle class guy who recently lost his job and now require surgery on my left shoulder as I tore every single tendon holding it together. I also just got out of the hospital after a week and a half as I had an extremely bad reaction to a medication which doctors originally told me I did some serious damage to my liver but by day five everything was performing as it should again. I’m a bit down and out but fortunately this won’t wipe me out as my wife still has her job. It’s funny but what really is bumming me out is the dent this will put in my watch acquisition. Every week I was putting some cash aside in my watch box working my way up to a nice omega. I’ve been scouring the for sales here and Reddit but I it looks like a speedy (my grail) has become out of my grasp. I consider myself very fortunate this situation will for now not effect the roof over my head or food in the fridge. I managed to pick up a 60’s constellation and a mechanical dynamic (still can’t find that damn piece that holds the dynamic to the band but it will come along.) I have my damn gold quartz Cellini I can’t sell or trade but I’ll put a little more time into doing so at some shops in my area. It’s funny how this crap almost did serious damage to my body and I come out the other side OK but watches are one of my main concerns. I think it’s because I had a pretty good plan going on but it seems my priorities are a bit out of whack. I guess I don’t really need a a speedy anyway, maybe I’ll hunt down that baby monster orange seiko cheer myself up a bit and call it a day on watches for a while. Just figured I’d throw this out as no one knows me and I’m not the type of person who will open up about my problems to my friends. If I may say one thing be grateful and be careful. Situations can change in a heartbeat, but they can change for the better as well. When I was ten years old I got hit by a drunk driver so I learned early life can be tough. I lost friends to suicide and car accidents and am currently dealing with my mother who has Alzheimer’s. I’m very sorry I don’t mean to bum anyone out. I’ve been knocked down before and always come back but it gets tougher to bounce back as we get older. OK enough of this, things will be fine, I’m just curious if any of you got hit with a series of unfortunate events and had a nice bounce back. I also encourage a mod to delete this or just let this sink into oblivion, it may not have been proper to share it here but I felt like doing so due to the anonymity. We never know what’s going to happen next but it always does and it never asks our permission.