I dislocated my shoulder two times in a month and now I am feeling that I will need to leave the sport I have loved playing for over the past 45 years.
I think the first time I played volleyball was when I was about ten years old when we moved to the Sunshine State in the 70’s.
I really got serious about it over 30 years ago and started competing in tournaments across the USA. I was sponsored by a few local businesses and made some good money playing over the years. I mainly played in Cali but have pretty much played it all over the world when I think about it. I just don’t want to ruin my shoulders to the point where I can’t use them anymore or I will not be able to do my HVAC work on heating and cooling systems ever again. So, I may have to hang up my volleyball shorts this year and call it quits while my body is still working well. I need to do my work for the heating dealership to keep food on the table, so playing volleyball is not a good thing for me if you think of it that way. I guess I could do more coaching of the sport, but I feel that if I can’t play it anymore I won’t want to be around it anymore either. I have to put in zone controlled HVAC systems and do ductwork repairs and really need to have two strong and functioning shoulders to do so. Take care of your body so it can take care of you.