Now, to anyone out there dealing with any type of health issue, just know that you are not alone and sometimes making light of a difficult situation can help ease the problem.
Let me preface this article by saying I am all good. This piece is to make light of a situation that no one wants to get involved in, such as having to go to the emergency room.
Well, my shoulder popped out for the millionth time and in order to get it back into place the doctor has to sedate me. Now, this is where the fun begins.
The experts in the room want to make the patient comfortable of course cause it’s obviously not the most pleasant ordeal. Thus, when injecting the medicine, the doctor asked me to go to “my happy place.” Then, asked me to say what I was thinking about just as I was drifting off.
I said, “The Browns winning.” That’s where it all went wrong. Unfortunately, the physicians were unable to get the shoulder back into place and I am now once again wearing a sling.
Yeah, I’m going to blame this on my happy place and the Browns jinxing me. I literally could’ve thought of anything. Anything at all and I chose that…
From the most beautiful women to a Chipotle Burrito Bowl, or even LeBron’s block in the ’16 Finals. Just looking back and thinking about what I could’ve said. And ugh, the list goes on and on.
But, nope. I picked the worst possible choice. I had to go with the Browns and it ultimately did not pay off.
While this upcoming year does show a lot of promise, the Browns always find a way to disappoint and that was certainly the case last night for me.
The NFL Draft is in a few weeks (April 27-29) and the Browns have told me that they are hesitant to select me because of my reoccurring shoulder issues and that I need to get everything in order before I can really establish myself in the NFL. It’s certainly a work in progress before I become ELITE.
I am right-handed and it’s the left shoulder, so that’s a good thing I guess…
Let’s hope none of the Browns players this season have shoulder issues or any type of injury for that matter. It could make or break the year.
In regards to overcoming YOUR adversity, here is a favorite quote of mine and it’s from LeBron after the ’16 Game 7:
“I gave everything that I have. I put my heart and my blood and my sweat and my tears in this game and—against all odds, against all odds, I don’t know why we want to take the hardest road. I don’t know why the man above gave me the hardest road but there’s nothing the man above going to put new situations that you can’t handle,” he shared. “And I just kept the same, positive attitude like, instead of saying why me? I was saying this is what he wanted me to do. Cleveland this is for you!”