In memorializing those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, I forever hold onto this story of CSM Ioakimo Falaniko and the loss of his son Pv2 Jonathan I. Falaniko. The story illustrated to me how to handle my son’s being downrange and in the fight. Not to single any veteran(s) out as being any more special … Continue Reading “Memorial Day Thought”
I haven’t heard that command since basic training. That didn’t stop me from executing it, so to speak… Yep, arm’s in a sling alright!!! Thanks to rotator cup surgery….
… Continue Reading “Did someone yell sling arms?”
Emergencies come in all forms, from true to perceived. In attempting to quite smoking, Lou and I covered all ’emergency’ situations…. 🙂
We were unsuccessful in quitting by the way…… Continue Reading “In Case of EMERGENCY”
I often think of many things in life that we all take for granted. This surgery has widened my view of those things we never think about because it’s just there, it just happens.
As part of the initial healing effort I have exercises to do to start strengthening my left shoulder, help it start the healing … Continue Reading “Talking to my shoulder”
Has the typical person truly tested him/herself as to how well either hand can do the same tasks in day-to-day activities? And I mean finding out one’s ambidextrous abilities well beyond whether they can bat from either side of the plate, shoot left and right handed, and hold the fork during a meal.
Since the surgery I’ve been on either Oxycodone or Morphine per doctor’s recommendation to “stay ahead” of the pain instead of chasing it… meaning don’t wait to feel pain before taking the meds, but take them by the clock so that I won’t feel much pain. Okay, that… Continue Reading “Painkillers paint the mood”