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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Even my knuckles were in pain

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    Talk to most women, especially those who have gone through childbirth and they are going to respond the same way.


    When it comes to being sick, men are weak. They whine about the littlest things and moan and groan just to let you know how terrible life is when they are under the weather.


    I?had one of those weak moments Sunday.

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  •   Talk to most women, especially those who have gone through childbirth and they are going to respond the same way. When it comes to being sick, men are weak. They whine about the littlest things and moan and groan just to let you know how terrible life is when they are under the weather. I?had one of those weak moments Sunday. It actually started Saturday night when the crud hit me soon after I?finished doing the dishes. (See there we men are not all that bad.) After seeing most of the Krause clan ill at one time or another over the past few weeks, I?knew it was inevitable. Despite staying as far away as I?could for as long as I could, I knew it would come, and come it did with a vengeance. I’ll spare you the gory details of the Krause illness, but am adding in my case the experience was a bit different than the stomach issues that left some of my family on a popsicle only diet for days on end. After feeling the crud creep in Saturday night and being in bed by 7 p.m., I knew Sunday was going to be a very long day. The reason was simple. Every joint in my body hurt. At every point in my body where bones joined together I?had pain. From the knuckles of my fingers to my ankles, I was experiencing a kind of pain I?had never imagined. Even my ears hurt. I have felt the joint pain of illness before, but for the life of me I?can’t recall a time when it hurt just to wiggle my toes. So, Sunday was spent under as many blankets as I could find, sleeping when I?could find a comfortable position and often just staring at the ceiling. Monday was not much better, but thankfully by Tuesday I seemed to be on the mend. I?have to admit I?never really appreciated being able to bend my knees and elbows as much as I?did when I?rolled over and shut off my alarm clock at 5 a.m. Tuesday. Perhaps I had the flu or some other odd illness, but I?can tell you it is an experience I?would not wish on anyone. All I?can say now is thank goodness I have an empathetic wife who lets me get away with whining when I?need to. … Perhaps you have seen the Gazette Web site has now added video options, and among those options are some videos which tell local stories. Currently, there is a video from the RVMS spelling bee. There you can watch Jordan Rasmussen spell the final two words which made him this year’s champion.  You can also see a video of Matthew Rich, a Milroy student as he explains his first place science fair project and a short video from an RVHS one-act play rehearsal.  We hope you enjoy these and other video options at our site. … Speaking of the RVHS one-act play, the local troupe placed third at the sub-Section contest over the weekend. I was a bit disappointed to see they were not moving on, simply because I?never got the chance to watch the entire play.  I just wish there was some way the students could perform it at least one more time for the public. After all, they all worked very hard in preparing it only to be able to perform it one time.  That just doesn’t seem right. 
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