Hello and Goodbye For a Little While

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a good week.

I’m going to make this a bit shorter and sweeter this week because yours truly will be taking a bit of a sabbatical from our blog. Here’s the nickel tour:

About a month ago I took a pretty hard fall and did a real number on my shoulder. In fact, I tore my right shoulder’s rotator cuff right off the bone. (Are you thinking, “Ouch!”? Well, you’re thinking correctly!...Hurts like, as my daughters would say, a “witch-with-a-B”.)

But not nearly as much as it’s going to hurt on Monday. That’s when I go to have it surgically fastened back onto the bone. Oh, yeah. O-U-C-H to a higher power.

I’ve been through this once before—about 12 years ago—and let me tell you, on a scale from 1-10, I’d need to use exponential numbers to describe the pain involved. I’m talking off-the-charts pain. My arm will be in a sling for 6-8 weeks before I can start physical therapy. The Doc said it’ll be a year before I regain regular range of motion.

Of course, this threw a major monkey wrench into my plans to attend bootcamp next week. I was really looking forward to meeting some of you, as well as the folks at AWAI that I’ve been dealing with over the last several months.

And speaking of the AWAI folks, they’ve been great about this. I had to cancel bootcamp last year too because of a serious illness in the family, and now it’s my turn. They’re probably thinking, “What’s up with this dude?”, but I assure you, I’d rather be in Delray Beach!

Anyhow, it was decided that I’ll be back when the new website goes live. That should closely coincide with when I get use of my right arm back. (Naturally, I’m right handed. Believe me, this sheds a whole new light on bathroom functions.)

So wish me well, wealthy web writer, and I’ll look forward to seeing you again soon. Until that time, Happy Halloween and as always…

Good health and good writing.

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Published: October 28, 2009

2 Responses to “Hello and Goodbye For a Little While”

  1. Oh dear,not the best news, John. I wish you the very best in the coming few weeks. I'll be sending positive thoughts in your direction. I'm particularly disappointed that I won't meet you at Bootcamp. As a fellow-blog competition finalist, and after your feedback on my Restaurant letter - also from your posts- I feel as if I know you a little bit. 2010 Bootcamp maybe. Take care and take the time it needs to heal!! I look forward to your return in words when you are well. Sincerely, Ann

    Ann Jordan-MillsOctober 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm


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