This is a picture of my shoulder during surgery two years ago. It’s not supposed to look like that. I dislocated my shoulder eight times before the surgery, but I was always able to put it back in within one minute. Today I dislocated my other shoulder during sparring, and it was out for about 35-40 minutes. We tried to put it back in, but I could tell it was much worse than the other eight times on the other shoulder. As I drove to see Master Pierce, my Karate instructor and chiropractor, my arm became paralyzed and I wasn’t able to move my fingers. Then my other arm started to go numb. It’s hard to drive a standard transmission car with half an arm. Master Pierce was able to put it back in place, and I immediately regained the use of my hand. I’ve been putting ice on it all afternoon. There really is no other pain like a dislocation. It’s hard to explain if you haven’t had the pleasure. Hopefully the damage is minimal. That makes 18 stitches, three broken toes and nine dislocated shoulders. Bring on the resurrection.
Monthly Archives: April 2010
I took my oldest daughter and her friend to the Crossroads of the West gun show yesterday. I just passed my insurance exam so I figured I deserved to buy an inexpensive knife. I found an Anza knife for $40. The top knife is the one I bought yesterday. The bottom knife is one I bought over a year ago. These knives are made out of files and each is made by hand. You can see minor imperfections in the handle or grind, and it is just a cool knife. It’s nice to get a customer knife without paying $300. You can learn more about Anza knives at www.anzaknives.com.
Mike Both and I went for a ride on the improved Juniper trail today. This is a new jump that Cougar built during the winter. It’s a great practice jump.This is a new wood structure that Cougar built recently. Mike Both with a flawless execution.
The same wood structure from a different angle.
I passed my dreaded Insurance Exam today. I took the practice final exam yesterday with a 77%. That made me mad since I thought I was doing much better on the test. My wife and daughters helped me study last night and this morning and we wiped it out. I’m glad that’s over. Step 2 in process.