Shoulder Issue and Coughing

We made the nine hour trip to Eureka Springs on the motorcycle. The group of us enjoyed the day but it was long and everybody’s body was tired. About nine years ago I was in a motorcycle accident that shattered my shoulder. It was crushed and after surgery it is frozen, only able to lift it to a certain level. I also live with a chronic cough. I’ve been to several doctors had it checked out. No one can really find the reason I cough. Stomach acid, allergies. I pop a rib every once in a while and I have to have it pushed back in. Not much you can do for a popped rib.

We were walking downtown Eureka Springs, I was so tired and didn’t think I would make it back up the hill to the motorcycles. We sat down at a chair in front of the store. The rest of the group went into the store and was looking around while I sat on the bench wishing I was anywhere but here. I got hot on the bench so I went inside to see what holistic gadgets they were selling. They were doing the arm stretch thing messing around with the jewelry. I told the girl I had limited our movement on my left arm and she asked if it was frozen I told her yes and she just gave me a bracelet to wear around the store within a few minutes I could tell that I felt better. After say 10 minutes we checked my arm to see how high I could lift it surprisingly I can lift it a couple more inches than I had been previously. Everyone laughed and everybody was talking about it. I went ahead and bought a bracelet and a necklace and was wearing them throughout the day noticing that I could walk better. I walked up the hill back to the bikes as a chunky girl I was still out of breath but I was able to walk up the hill without aching and making it easier for me to walk. My back didn’t hurt, my legs didn’t hurt, and I felt pretty darn good. As the day went on we got to noticing that I wasn’t coughing. I have sat at a restaurant eating chips and dip, didn’t cough drank my drink, didn’t call off. Finally I looked over at my husband and said I don’t want to talk about it but have you noticed my cough and he said, it’s not there. I sat through two quiet meals without coughing, coughing usually interrupted the meal and many times leaving me sick and having to wait to finish my meal or box set up to go. Usually when I start coughing everyone in the restaurant or in that room gets very concerned my husband has to tell them she’s fine, she’s fine just let her get her breath. We had none of this. I didn’t wake up in the night choking and coughing and trying to get my breath. I told everybody we were not going to talk about it or mentioning it because I didn’t want to make a big deal of it. I just couldn’t believe it. But the conversation was brought up and someone was asking about the bracelet and I reached over and unhooked my bracelet, taking it off to hand it to the guy to look. was going to put the bracelet on him and see if he noticed any difference. I immediately started coughing and choking, couldn’t get my breath the stomach acid was rising up into my throat my husband grab the bracelet hooked it put it back on my wrist. Everyone sitting around the table had their mouth dropped open looking at me as I was trying to recuperate. No one could believe what they saw. I put the bracelet back on and didn’t take it off again.

Unfortunately, my bracelet broke. But with the quick help from Lindsey at Eureka Springs store she sent me a new bracelet with then days. I have been wearing my necklace faithfully. While, it doesn’t control the cough completely. I am able to tell the difference that I’m not coughing or throwing up as much as I have in the past. And my body aches are down to a minimum.

My husband to has been wearing his bracelet faithfully. He walks and moves around a lot for a living so it’s been very helpful to him with the body aches. But most of all it helps them to not hear me coughing. Thanks, ladies!

— Anonymous