Okay so I’ve not only spoken to other admins but also people who have some kind of idea of what this sort of thing is like in real life.
Firstly you were giving a huge chance in survival, instead of deciding to CK you on scene JohnM gave you a chance to roleplay injuries as long as they were done correctly, he even explained in detail regarding this.
After you got shot you were found by some individuals who helped patch you up (Kudos to those players and the roleplay that was involved), however you’re missing a key thing here.
Shoulder gunshot wounds are exceptionally dangerous, as explained here:https://www.epainassist.com/personal-injury/gunshot-wound/shoulder-trauma
You didn’t seek medical attention and in fact was just stitched up, you didn’t take into factor the actual damage to the limb or any internal damage (of course this is always up to interpretation upon HOW much internal damage was done, but the fact is there would still be internal damage to the shoulder).
Now I then did a lot of log searching. You roleplayed accordingly when you got shot 1st January. However on the 3rd of January you were somehow able to catch with both hands, go running, and operate a dirtbike with both hands to which JohnM saw you and hence the CK and ban. The only roleplay you did in regards to your shoulder was holding your hand up to it, which doesn’t do anything.
Just because an OOC day went by does not at all mean, mean that your character is all healthy and well. On the contrary you ended up with an awful lot of damage to your shoulder and the sheer fact you then put your body through riding on a dirtbike - which can be bumpy at times - as well as running puts your body through more strain when its still trying to recover.
When you lose blood or other fluids from your body, the amount of blood left circulating, known as your blood volume, is less.
Another possibility is Hypovolemic shock which happens when a sudden and significant loss of blood or body fluids drops your blood volume. Hypovolemic shock is most often the result of blood loss after a major blood vessel bursts or from a serious injury.
Being shot in the shoulder IS a serious injury. You would have internal damage, that damage wouldn’t be fix from being stitched up (despite the good roleplay by the person who did stitch you up), and most likely your actions alone would have ripped the stitches meaning your shoulder would have started bleeding again.
A Class 2 hemorrhage is a loss of 15 to 30 percent of blood volume. This is where symptoms of blood loss begin to manifest. “The body tries to compensate at this point with, among other things, a faster heartbeat to speed oxygen to tissues,” Alton said. “The patient will feel weak, appear pale, and skin will be cool.”
That isn’t something that just goes away easily, your body needs to replenish the blood which takes quite some time.
For those who donate blood: The body replaces plasma in 48 hours. It will take four to eight weeks for the body to replace the red blood cells that are donated.
For reference, when a person donates blood, about eight to 10 percent of the body’s blood is removed.
Now your argument is that you rested for 2 days OOC time, which looking at logs you didn’t considering you were running around on 3th January after getting shot on the 1st, the only roleplay you did for your shoulder was placing a hand on it. That’s it.
You didn’t have any actual treatment measures apart from being stitched, that counts as basic first aid, not medical treatment where in an ideal situation you would most likely have had to have surgery. You stated bleeding would have stopped after being bandaged and with two t shirts around it, which again isn’t very likely at all. In order to have blood stemmed or even stopped you would need to completely elevate the limb, including placing pressure to stop it, in quite a few cases a tourqient would need to be used. Also take into account you can have internal bleeding from these kind of injuries.
The amount of damage caused and the severity of injuries depends on characteristics of the bullet and the gun, the projectile path, the range of shooting and the type and nature of tissue that is affected.
You were shot by a 5.56mm bullet so I’ll just put two videos here to show what sort of damage they can do:
https://youtu.be/Wy46nFMfnUU?t=106 - At 1.46 minutes
The bullet is designed to kill, and the impact for damage is more spread out than streamlined.
The fact is you were given a huge chance in the first place to roleplay accordingly and not get CKd when you could have arguably been ckd on the scene in the first place. Instead JohnM gave you a chance to roleplay injuries for some time in order to realistically recover and to continue on.
Something which in the end you didn’t and your character paid the price for it. The CK rules state that in certain circumstances you do not have to be killed scriptwise in order to be CK’d, and the same rule applies here. You disregarded by putting your body through factors (as well as powergamed) that eventually got you killed instead of roleplaying injuries properly and either A) Seeking further medical attention or B ) Resting and not exerting your body in anyway. Not to mention without antibiotics you would have a very high chance of infection.
Running and driving a dirtbike puts your body in some exertion which baring in mind you had lost quite a bit of blood already alongside other factors, ultimately ended up in your death.
I understand this is of course not the verdict you wanted but this CK appeal is denied.