Jaws Is Back In Town

Forgive me for this misleading title for those terrified of sharks. I wouldn’t want to swim in a pool with one of them myself. Unfortunately, I have officially recognized a very big threat to my health nearby. It may sound like nothing to you, but it has proven dangerous to me over time. Therefore, I take the fact it’s quickly approaching very serious.

For the last several days I’ve been telling my wife that the nerve near my tailbone is back hurting. I’ve just been praying I was only having a bad day. Tailbone pain or pain in the coccyx (the lowest portion of the spine) may occur suddenly after an obvious injury. It’s like the pain just keeps radiating and throbbing. Now it doesn’t matter what I do it is not running away. Heat seems to be the only certain reliever outside of muscle relaxers.

Time has had proven this can’t be ignored because it will quickly wear me down. While the last shot I got in this area hurt very badly there’s no doubting it brought some eventual relief. It’s been over 3 months since the last shot and that’s typically how long it’s relief last for me. This puts me back at a crossroads that will demand a decision.

If do nothing the past would have taught me nothing. As I’ve said many times you have to respect your pain and remain a student of anything that works to better your quality of life. I believe I’ve got to get back to doing certain stretches and watching very methodically how long I sit or stand at one time. Certainly a lot to constantly juggle while trying to juggle life. But, it’s the trial God has chosen to allow. I know God has reason the adversity. I just have to continue doing what I can while trusting Him for all I can’t.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

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