Saturday, September 16, 2006

Now is time on Sprockets when Josh posts.

First off, this week we learned that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis!

Basically this means that my spine might fuse together! This explains why my hip joint has felt like utter poo for the past year of my life! Not to mention the migratory, spontaneous pains that have baffled numerous doctors and cost our family thousands of dollars!

Alright, I'll put aside the exclamation points for a minute. Obviously this is...uhm...pretty upsetting. The good (?) news here is that we actually now know what in the world is wrong with me.

You might be having a hard time tearing yourself away from the hunching nude in the photo above. You can all rest assured that I will never become this hunching nude. I might become nude, but never will hunch. At least not as a result of this disease.

This is because I will soon "kick AS" if you will. Most will say that AS can't be kicked, but these people do not know me (Kick AS Green). I'll provide more details about this whole deal as people inquire. Obviously, I need prayer from everyone.

In other news, we went to Rocktown today. It was great. Every time I go up to that place (Pigeon Mtn.) I think about spending just about every weekend of my 13th year of life with my Pops up there rock climbing and generally frolicking around the boulders. It's pretty surreal doing the same thing now with my kids.

We (Infradig-, ) finally got the CD done that we have worked on for two years (it releases officially on HALLOWEEN. We did a CD release show here in town last weekend that was a smashing success. Thanks especially to the old family men (Matthew P. Monahan, Scott W. Gast, David Q. McAlister, and Joseph "Thunderpex" Nichols) for breaking on through to the other side.


katiek said...

Wow, Joshi. I'm glad for ya that you know what's wrong. I do think and KNOW that God will keep your spine from fusing together. I look forward to being in Chatt so Joel and I can come and pray for you with words and hands.


Susan said...

"I'm learning to welcome pain, and not to dodge it. It's one of the most valuable of lessons. Pain has a refining work to do in us, if we welcome it. It teaches us what is temporal, what is superficial, and what is abiding and deep. I'm tryin gto let pain do its work in me." - Luci Shaw

Dear Josh,
I've had this quote posted at my desk for about six years now. There is a lot of truth there and my prayer became one of asking God to not let me miss anything He was trying to teach me through all the pain that I was going through. Know that you are deeply loved by your Heavenly Father and your earthly father and mother and many others. You are being lifted up daily before
a Father who has you blazened on His hands. I love you, Mom

Juden and Ella's Nana said...

Josh, dear (who taught Juden to say "my daddy dear"?) Now we know what we are fighting. And I do mean WE. We are all in this with you. I can't kick high but I sure would like to kick AS as high and hard as anyone. So many praying for you and very concerned. God chose you, loves you, and keeps you. Beth

Michelle D said...


We'll be praying for you. Your writing is so good and funny and your kids are just beautiful. Congratulations on the new CD coming out. I'll have to get Amy to pick one up for me. Then we can start a huge following out here in Germany and you guys will have to come put on some shows. Well I'm sitting here with my new baby who still looks a bit like a stodgy Winston Churchill and we should be getting to bed. Still not used to the time change - people finishing dinner in your neck of the woods and its one in the morning here.

God Bless you Guys!

JR said...


Still thinking about you and praying for you. Let me know how you are doing. And save me a CD.