Without fail, when someone else has something wrong with them, Vince thinks he has it. If someone at work has a sore throat or cold, within minutes of hearing about it, Vince is experiencing symptoms. If anyone mentions a disease around Vince, within days, he’s sure he has the same thing. Remember when our friend had a heart attack and it wasn’t long before Vince thought he was having a heart attack. I just hope no one around him complains of menstrual cramps because he will have a hard time explaining that one but no doubt, within days, he’ll be suffering from menstrual cramps!
Recently a friend had shoulder surgery. Today we were talking about how difficult his recovery has been. Vince worked a lot around the house today. He came in tonight and said “My shoulder is hurting!” I said . . Oh, My Goodness! You’re just saying that because your friend had shoulder surgery. Vince said “NO! It’s even making a funny noise. Listen!” He raised his arm up and down and sure enough . . it was an awful, scratching/rubbing sound. It was so gross. I said “Yuck! Get away!” We were putting clean sheets on the bed and every time he would move his shoulder, it would make that scratching sound. It was horrible. I asked him if it really hurts . . it sounded bad. When did it start hurting? He said “Yes! It really hurts” He just noticed it making the sound about an hour earlier. He had been working on getting my under the cabinet radio installed (which didn’t actually happen) and when he finished (gave up in defeat after drilling 8 holes in my cabinet . . and the radio still didn’t fit) is when he noticed his shoulder making the sound.
Later, he was getting ready to take his shower and when he took his shirt off, this is what he found (I had him put his shirt back on for the photo!):
The noise was a piece of painter’s tape stuck to his arm and every time he’d raise his arm up or down, his shirt would rub on the tape and make the sound . . resulting in the “shoulder pain”.
Never a dull moment around this house!