Evan’s paternal grandmother, Nana, a very wise woman, has rules. Good rules, but rules none the less. One very important rule is: swearing is bad, using swear words is a sign of an uneducated mind. Not wishing to appear uneducated, but dealing with pain that demands the use of some expletives; Evan has stepped up the plate and delivered a home run. Enter Evan's words of the day "Fish Whiskers" and "Horse Biscuits".
Evan’s advice is simple. Fish Whiskers is said between closed lips while clenching teeth. It is used at times of great physical exertion while dealing with prolonged persistent pain. Horse Biscuits is delivered with one’s head leaning back and upwards towards the ceiling/sky, in a deep guttural yell. This technique is reserved for those sharp, sudden and unexpected pains typically experienced when someone steps on your foot, kicks you in the shin, or unexpectedly moves a skin graft donor site without warning.
The ability to fight through the pain using these simple techniques is highly recommended to all who might face physical challenge or pain.
Evan’s tips on a happy healthy recuperation will soon look at the benefits of Lego as an occupational therapy and constructive encouragement technique in the near future. For now, from Evan to you, good bye, good health and God bless.