I probably should have picked a different job than being a masonry contractor in Arizona. When I started at 18, it was a lot easier. Thirty-eight years into it is wearing on me. I like being outside, but the Arizona sun can wear you out. My arms and legs are still strong, but my back hurts me so bad sometimes that it makes me weak. I keep seeing my chiropractor in Phoenix on an as-needed basis to keep me able to do my job without going home at the end of the day too sore to do anything else.
I grew up back east in an area where there was coal mining. Continue reading