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Another Injury, Another Sign

Here I sit one more time having not listened to my wife and now I may be facing another possible knee surgery. It is not so much the pain of being injured, it is more the pain of her being right. Because of another knee injury, another sign to me to start listening to her.

What happened?

Well, I was well on my way here at Street Articles and had just joined Wealthy Affiliate University and things were going pretty good when I received that dreaded phone call. It went something like this: "Hi, Shawn? This is your friend and former co worker. I really need you to help me open this shop that is in a prime location and I know you can help me get it off the ground!" Now, the first thing my body said, ( and the wife also) was no way! I am too beaten up and I am just not up to full time physical labor anymore.

Why do it?

People like to be needed, and some people do not like to say no. I come under both of these headings, and that can be a not so good thing.Sometimes we have a hard time letting go of things we can no longer do, and I really thought I could do this for a few weeks till she found a full time mechanic. I made it two weeks.

What caused the injury?

When a person gets finished with a job like changing tires, he gets rid of the old ones, and for some reason I tried to slide a used tire sideways with my leg and immediately heard a pop. I knew from that second on things had just changed as far as me working anymore.I had been regretting taking on this responsibility after the first week and was wishing to myself I was back home working on my new business of writing articles and running some websites. Well, you can guess where this is going.

What now?

After twenty one years of marriage I am finally willing to say my wife was right and yes, I will start listening to her.I will be off my feet for awhile and I will be doing much more interesting and rewarding things, like interacting with you, my readers.

My advice to anyone who might listen? When your wife politely reminds you should be working on your new online business instead of things you can not handle anymore, and for some reason your ego has made you forget, listen to her. She will apreciate you more and you will be in much less pain! I think I will play it safe and stick to the stay at home work! By the way, turns out no surgery will be needed, only some R&R.

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Street Talk

Nice article ,i hope your knee get better soon.

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  about 1 decade ago

All better now, I am back to riding bike and taking long walks, it feels much better, I avoided surgery and am grateful for that.

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  about 1 decade ago

Get better soon Shawn!

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Lacey,I am better, this was an older post I had to correct the links on.

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  about 1 decade ago
C4rmen  

Get well soon Shawn. Funny how life gives you want but not in the way you wanted.......take care!

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  about 1 decade ago

I hate the pain, but am so glad to be home

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  about 1 decade ago

Isn't it amazing how often they are right, You sound as bull headed as me but i have learned to take her adice on health issues. Enjoyed the article.

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  about 1 decade ago

It sure is. Every single injury I have had, and there have been many, ( I have lived the extreme lifestyle long before they called it that, ) She has been in the background with that smile on her face, lol

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Shawn, sorry to hear about your knee but pleased to see you're back on Street Articles. Everything happens for a reason!

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  about 1 decade ago

It sure does Penny, and I am glad to be home and ready to work.

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  about 1 decade ago
Joan S  

Just be cautious when it comes to your health. True for any age. Just take educated risk. I did something dumber than what you describe in your article. I found a beautiful crystal cake dish and dome in a store, that I had to own for some reason. It weighed a ton. I bought it, and carried the box to my car that was half way across the parking lot. Next morning I couldn't walk. Tore a meniscus. That was 6 years ago. Still hurts. Could have been avoided, but hey, who knew? Shawn, we will be the richer for all your new articles. Hope your knee feels better.

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  about 1 decade ago

It is absolutely hurting, lol. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  about 1 decade ago

I ain't touching the 'listen to your wife' issue with a ten-foot pole! I just wanted to say good article, shawn--it IS amazing how hard we try to pretend that we're still the young men we once were-but our knees (and all our other joints) are quick to remind us. I think, in a way, it's better to get sidelined for thinking you can still do anything--if I could have that feeling, I'd pop a joint a week.

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  about 1 decade ago

wife reading over your shoulder Chris?LOL

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  about 1 decade ago

Now, if you'll just follow your own wisdom and listen to your wife. I pray that you have a speedy and complete recovery to your knee injury.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Doc. And yes, I am listening. :)

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  about 1 decade ago
Lemuel  

Good advice Shawn. Sometimes our wives can see the impending danger and we don't. Get well soon.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank You Lemuel

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  about 1 decade ago
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