I chose life

My shoulder pain started in the summer of 2015 while I was training for a sea kayaking adventure in Fiji. For the next year and a half I battled pain with the help of my tenacious physical therapist. In the spring of 2017 I consulted with an orthopedist. He gave me several cortisone injections but ultimately I had a rotator cuff surgery with reduction of a bone spur. Again my physical therapist was helpful in directing therapy and designing a home program. Although my shoulder felt a bit better, pain continued to motivate me to work for a more comfortable life.

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One Arm University

When we were on the circuit of visiting universities with our sons, we heard a university counselor give some good advice to parents.

He said, “There will be times when your son calls you late at night. He will say, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m flunking out, I’ve got a big paper due tomorrow, I’ve got a huge test the next day, I don’t have any friends, and I am broke.’

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