Seems that I have, according to my chiropractor (who, if my memory has served me right, has never been wrong when it comes to diagnosing what ails me) . . . I have nerve and ligament issues in my right shoulder caused by . . .
"AHEM" . . .
(note the not so subtle attempt at dramatic pause here . . . )
Wait for it . . . .
The way I sleep!
Seems I sleep a lot on my right shoulder . . . and that . . . combined with a recent stacking of a bunch of kitchen tile in my garage . . . caused my right shoulder to have a slight separation recently.
But . . . I thought I had just pulled a muscle . . . Hey, I'm a guy . . . "I'm good!"
However, the pain and discomfort increased dramatically over several days.
My wife said, "Go see your chiropractor, the one who is never wrong about what really is ailing you" . . .
So, I go see my chiropractor, and tell him I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder. He examines me, and says different, that it was a slight shoulder separation . . . and as I said before, if my memory serves me right, my chiropractor is never wrong when it comes to diagnosing what ails me.
So . . . two weeks with the right arm in a sling. I got a black one, pretty comfortable . . . and when I keep my arm in it . . . my shoulder actually starts to feel better.
Hopefully, this means no forthcoming surgery. We will have to wait and see.
In the meantime . . . I am living as a "lefty" . . . not the easiest thing in the word to do if you have never lived that way before. I have already embarrassed myself several times . . . and hereby apologize to all the lefty's out there, including my friend and ministry comrade, Nathan Firmin, and one of my daughters.
And . . . the truth is that I like and respect my chiropractor (Dr. Curtis Ratliff) with all sincerity. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very, very, very good at what he does.
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>