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Lately, Life Has Been Extremely Exhausting For Me

Rodney Brazier
3 min readDec 9, 2022

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To say the last month has been exhausting for me might be the understatement of the year. The adventure started on November seventh while I was looking for more cold-weather clothes. What I found shocked me, but I’m glad I found it when I did. To my surprise, I found black mold spreading throughout our bedroom closet. My wife and I believe this was caused by a water pipe that broke under our bedroom last winter. Upon this discovery, I immediately started removing everything from our bedroom closet. Luckily, everything was salvaged, other than a few old clothing items.

I didn’t realize it then, but finding the mold was only the beginning of the November party of 2022. I slipped on our icy back porch on November twelfth while bringing our dog inside. That same evening, I kicked my cane with my left foot, which also jarred my body. To top that weekend off, I slipped on the area rug in our living room the following night. Oh yes, the first two weeks of November was a surprise party like no other. Like they say, all surprises aren’t good.

After slipping twice during the same weekend, I started having a lot of pain in the lower left side of my back. My wife, also known as nurse Tracie, researched the cause of the pain. We’re pretty sure I’m dealing with sciatic nerve pain from the information she found. Nurse Tracie believes I have a…

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Rodney Brazier

I’ve enjoyed writing since I was a child. I love to tell stories that people relate to and enjoy while talking about real-life situations.