Wednesday, July 24, 2019


    I usually don't write about personal health issues. It's a topic that can deteriorate into a never ending list of aches and pains.

   Well, this one's different. Oh ya! That's what they all say. 

   Since last September I've been living with a torn rotator cuff.  It hasn't been funny. It just kept getting worse. The pain was acute. Night was the worst. December to April were brutal. Things improved from May and June. I kept getting stiffer to the point that I had difficulty putting on a coat.

    I saw my doc in Nov and he said go to the Internet and find stretching exercises. He also ordered an ultrasound. The ultra sound showed  bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis and a tear. 

    I went to physio in Jan.,  Feb and didn't get any results.

    Finally, my doc suggested  a cortisone shot.

    Well yesterday I had that shot. What a difference! I didn't realize that the pain had taken so much energy away. Energy had been stolen.  I was back to my normal self. Normal energy. I was beginning to think that I had become a very old man!!!

    Now I'm hoping that I'm not speaking too soon. I hope that this lasts for a while. At least until I get my fence built.