My grandparents often talked about their different ailments openly when I was a kid. I would chuckle when one or both of them would see a friend in a shop or on the street, who wanted to know how they were doing, and they would say things like “My hip is not too good,” or My sciatica is acting up again.” Then, all of them would form a group and discuss every little health ailment. Little did I know back then that I would have arthritis and many more things, leading me to need cold laser in South Surrey myself. I wish that my grandparents had been born in a time that would allow them to get help with their own arthritis, too.
I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to live 50 or 100 years ago when the medical community still had so much to learn compared to today. Did people just accept that many different types of help were not available or did they wish things weren’t so rough back then? My grandmother and grandfather never mentioned it, and I never heard them say that, one day, things would be really different in the future. Mostly, they got by with the help with pain relievers, which did not always work. This was especially true on days where the weather outside was cold and rainy.
I learned about cold laser from my doctor. He referred me to a clinic that does it. I thought it would feel very cold during the treatment, but it does not. I actually really liked it. I wondered how long it would be before it started lessening my chronic pain, and the answer is that there was definitely a noticeable change pretty quickly. That prompted me to keep up with my treatments, which have been very helpful.
Up here in Canada the winters are a whole lot different than when I worked in the States down south. The cold sure can wreak havoc on tools I use on the job too. Plastics become much more brittle and crack more easily in the cold. Batteries need to be recharged more often too. The cold robs them of peak efficiency. I rely on power tools on the job every day. I seem to be able to go through the entire summer without breaking any power tools. However, in the winter, I am buying power tool parts to fix the drills, saws and other things I use on the job.
I still have a couple of tools that use cords too. The unlimited power is nice. Power tools with cords are fine for something you use at a fixed location such as a circular saw. I even have a big drill that plugs in. It has a lot of power that no battery-powered drill can match. I use it for some tough drilling through masonry. It is old. My dad gave it too me, and I can still find parts to fix it. Some of the motors on power tools still have brushes that eventually wear out. They are user-replaceable on many models. A popular brand of rotary tool tells you how to replace the brushes for their brand in the instruction manual. You know you have either kept a tool a long time or use it a lot if you need to replace the brushes on the motor.
I go to a website that sells power tool parts. You can just put in your part number and order what you need. Most manuals that come with the tools have a parts schematic you can refer to for any part that makes up the tool from the motor to the tiniest screw. It is easy to fix most power tools, and being able to get parts makes it even easier.