Sunday, I threw my back out somehow. I’m going to see my doctor, Cyndi at the Kaiser Permanente clinic this afternoon. I’m in pain but semi-functional as I inform you my loyal readers that I had some not-so-great news from my publisher in regard to the royalty payment I’ve waited since August for.

They say all calamities comes in threes so I guess my back issue is number three after my unforeseen eviction from my mother’s in law and this royalty business. I had high hopes that the book would sell better than it did. The payment was chicken scratch for all intents and purposes. I’ll just have to get more marketing done so my book is out there for the masses to see, buy and read, then word of mouth usually takes care of itself after that.

I had a feeling that the back issue would be something like a foreboding since about July. It was then I started noticing my left foot turning outward whenever I walked. I blamed it on the uneven ground and the fact that Lillian insisted no shoes be worn inside the house. I thought after I bought a newer pair of shoes this would stop, and it did to a point, but every once in awhile it periodically became an issue again and I concentrated on repositioning my left foot so it wouldn’t turn.

Since I moved up here and started working at the casino again, the problem resurfaced, only this time it happened more as a result of my left foot doing this after four or five days of work. On Sunday it became so bad that it was affecting my back and I fear I might have pulled a muscle. I told the nurse who took the call this morning that I had a stroke going on 19 years and haven’t used an AFO in ten because I felt I had outgrown that orthopedic device. Now I’m thinking I may need to wear it again.

So, this afternoon I get to see her and see about getting fitted with a new AFO and hopefully the back issue will resolve itself.

Published by Jerry Schellhammer

Jerry, a published author of both published and self-published books, is devoting his time and efforts to his craft after having retired from the previous job as a janitor at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. He now calls Gooding, Idaho his home. Writing is his passion and he now has a successfully published book and another on the way to being published later this year. He has a BA in English with emphasis in professional writing from Washington State University. His website: is available for everyone to see. In it are the lists of published books available both through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook and print format.

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