Displaced vertebra = inability to use arm.

The last two weeks have been so very, very exciting. I woke up in the morning a few Thursdays ago and found myself unable to look from left to right or up and down without some extreme pain through my neck and shoulder area. The stiffness of my neck and shoulder was nothing new since I have been dealing with a bum shoulder-blade for the last few years. The pain was entirely new.

Sitting, standing, laying down, it didn’t matter to this brand new stabbing sensation. I finally buckled down and went to visit the chiropractor. I would have gone to a normal doctor at first but I can’t really bring myself to go to the hospitals around my town. I had work to do after all.

So I get in and to my delight the chiropractor was a young practitioner. I did not catch when he graduated from his schooling but I thought it might have been 2010. In either case the years upon years of dealing with assholes like me had not taken its toll on the young doctor and his assistant and they helped out with information, describing to me what was wrong with my shoulder, and even started cracking and popping things back into place.

It turned out that a vertebra or something in my spine that should have been horizontal was more along the lines of diagonal and it was pinching nerves in my shoulder and neck area. It took three visits but the discomfort level every time I left was significantly lowered.

While they don’t have my facebook or any of my blog information I still want to give a shout-out to Dr. Trevor Tennant and Abigail Rose. I don’t put my faith in too many doctors of any sort with my past experiences but you guys are the best.

Gluttony Now in Digital Form!

Well that took much longer than what I thought it would but now S.I.N Gluttony is available for Kindle and other e-readers!

It is available on all e-book formats and can be found on my amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/S-I-N-Gluttony-Volume-Cody-Hutton/dp/099122390X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401408968&sr=8-1&keywords=Cody+Hutton

 

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sin-gluttony-cody-hutton/1119210517?ean=9780991223909

 

and a multitude of other e-readers. Once again I cannot thank everyone enough for the support I have been receiving. It is a dream come true.

I am currently working on S.I.N Wrath and it is coming along quite well. I hope to have it released next spring if time allows.

This is a test. Everything always will appear normal.

A while ago I wrote a two part narration about two things we manifest in ourselves at a very young age: courage and fear. That got me thinking about what I am afraid of in life and what event it was that set me off.

My two biggest fears? Spiders and bees. I will not lie to you I will napalm my own house if I see a spider in it that I deem more formidable than what my shoe can handle (I wear a size 18 shoe so give that a thought) and on the other hand bees are the definition of a homing bullet. I don’t care what I am doing or where I am at in the summertime, if any bee spots me its only mission in life is to bring me pain. I hate them more than spiders.

So where did these two phobias of mine originate from? Well the bee one is simple. I was out playing in the yard and having just the best time ever. I was jumping around, bouncing up and down, tumbling as most children do.

Unfortunately when I tumbled my back went right onto a bee that was near a flower. Boom, right there I got a stinger in the back. I didn’t know what it was at the time and I wish my mother at the time would have made up some unknown entity that only existed in this world once every fifty years instead of telling me it was a bee.

A year or two later I was in a new home and the pizza man didn’t know to deliver to the back door. In my bounding glee I tore open the front door, which was never used, and a hornet’s nest that had been so lovingly crafted in the corner outside was jostled from my excitement and a nice blue hornet decided to share its gratitude with me by landing on my hand and burying that stinger deep a few times.

So yes I have a general fear/homicidal tendencies towards bees. Spiders, on the other hand, was a much more creepy introduction.

I knew what spiders were as a kid just as much as I knew what bees were. I just didn’t know bees could be manifestation of pain in flying form. Spiders were sneaky. Spiders would be seen and then when you look away they disappeared. Didn’t pay them no mind.

One night, as a child, I woke in the middle of the night to the sight of a spider dangling about, oh, three inches from my face. I do not think it was a dangerous one but I sat there with my eyes crossed looking at this thing none-the-less. I couldn’t move.  I had to have laid there for several minutes contemplating how to get out of the predicament. I was scared though. Fearful. I finally realized I had the motor skills to scoot myself to the side and tumbled off the bed without any grace at all.

But it all has to start somewhere doesn’t it? There has to be one triggering event in our young lives that jump starts what we know as “fear”. It is not something we just imagine. It isn’t a conjuration of some mysterious thing that lives in our closet or under our bed. Fear is intangible. It can be anything.  We can learn to live with it, conquer it, or let it ruin our lives. It is our choice.

Me? I’m still terrified of bees. If I see a honeybee, the more friendly looking version of flying death, I do not freak out as much but something streamlined like a hornet? Well nowadays I have weapons to fight back and it is usually in the form of some liquid killer. I know some will say that is inhumane and that they will “leave me alone if I leave them alone” but that has never been the case. I could be minding my own business and a bee will put me on its shit-list of things to fuck up for that day. It is either me or them.

As for spiders they don’t bother me any longer. If I am feeling charitable I will maybe launch them outside via some sort of wood plank or paper but if they decide to put up a fight I have no qualms with showing them the fear does not grip me any longer.

So what fears do you have? Do you think about them sometimes or are they something that only you think about when confronted with it? I would love to know.

So the mini-biography I should have started with. . .

It goes to show how inexperienced I am with blogging since my first two posts I recklessly charged out with pertained to my novel I plan on putting out this month and offered little to no information about myself. I’m here to fix that.

My name is Cody Hutton and I am doing my best to redefine success as most people see it. Right now I’m not swimming Scrooge McDuck style with my bank account but with any luck that dream will be achieved before I am dead. Though money isn’t everything in this world, it really isn’t. I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people and few that I would call my closest friends over the last ten years of my adult life even if my social life has been almost at a zero on the “How much partying a twenty-something does on average” scale. Despite this I am still known for having one of the best Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations around.

As I mentioned previously my very first novel “S.I.N: Guttony” should be hitting amazon.com within a month. I am a huge fan of the supernatural and the unknown and I finally worked up the nerve to create my own world and story with it. With any luck I can create a series of S.I.N novels and I’m working on the next one right now.

In my free time I am usually about one thing: Video games. I grew up with Mario and Sonic, know what I’m sayin’? Video games have had a huge impact on my life and during my childhood I spent the majority of my days exploring worlds other than my own since the nearest kid my age lived about four miles away which made it impossible to have a lot of interaction with my peers outside of school.

Though I don’t regret growing up outside of civilization. Thanks to that I have a vivid imagination and that is what allowed me to write my first novel.

Currently I work in the security business and not the security business that actually pays well. It keeps a roof over my head and food on the table so I can appreciate that. Soon enough, however, I will partake in testing for my local police department and if I get into that profession that will be one dream down and about fifty more to chase. Until then, and even after, I will be blogging about pretty much whatever I want and with any luck everyone who reads this will enjoy what I have to say about the world.