Archive for September, 2014

I am, at this moment, in the most pain I have been in as far as my recent memory goes.

Two days ago, I woke up and my neck was sore. No big deal, our mattress is old and that kind of stuff happens all the time. So I didn’t think anything of it.

Yesterday, a bump appears on my neck in the same area that was sore the day before.
‘Oh, it looks like a spider or something bit me. Well, that explains why my neck was sore!’

But the soreness won’t go away, and in fact, it was getting worse.

Today I woke up and the pain was easily 150% more than it was the two previous days, the bump is now red as is the area around it.

Pain is now radiating around half my neck, down my left arm and into my chest and now I’m starting to think I’m in trouble.

My wife demands I go to urgent care.

Well, it turns out it’s not a spider bite, nor is it an allergic reaction, and just like an episode of House it’s sure not Lupus.

It’s fucking Shingles.

I want you to close your eyes for a moment and try to imagine what it would feel like to have someone performing the equivalent of a root canal with red hot barbed wire through your neck. That’s about how much pain I’m in WITH the Vicodin.

So, needless to say I’m not going to be of much use to anyone over the next week or more, so I’ll have lots of time to write…in theory.

Back In a The Saddle

Posted: September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thats right folks, Josh is back in the game!

It has been a wild few months, but after a lot of discussion with the wife and her continued success at her job made us confident that I could resign from the delivery job that I had taken up to bring in some extra cash for the family.

Never mind the fact that I was working 6 days a week, upwards of 10 hours a day, and usually bringing in less than minimum wage every day after gas costs and car maintanance were taken into account, or the fact that my boss was an irrational abusive woman who’d driven out three other employees before I left.

Now I’m back to, what I have readily and delightfully rediscovered, is my preferred profession: a Stay-At-Home-Dad. I really enjoy being at home and taking care of my family, making sure they have everything they need. It also helps that it makes my wife infinitely happier to have me home, and a happy wife means a happy life to me.

Another great thing that this allows is for me to write more, and that means a lot to me. A project that I’m working on is to become a ‘published’ author, thanks to the wonders of E-Publishing. My goal is to get several shorts and collections up into Amazon and other outlets to get my work out there, and even make a little extra cash off the whole thing.

I’ll be resuming a fairly regular posting schedule from now on, so expect many more updates soon.

Thanks for sticking with me kids.