St. Paul was given a "thorn in his flesh" to keep him humble. We all have something that reminds us we are mortal.
Mine is sweating. Not just a healthy sheen of sweat but rivers of perspiration running down my collar. If you've ever attended a Mass where I celebrated, you've seen me wiping my brow every fifteen seconds or so.
Most who witness my thorn in action assume that all these excess pounds I carry around cause this unsightly problem. Not so. When I was 190lbs. at 18, I could sweat through a McDonald's uniform in twenty minutes flat. Being overweight doesn't help the problem but it doesn't cause it either. Nor am I nervous about public speaking. My cardiologist tells me that high blood pressure can exasperate the problem, but years of HBP meds haven't helped the sweating.
I've tried everything known to the gods and science--medical, herbal, mechanical, and spiritual. The only thing I haven't tried and will not try is surgery. Too dangerous and expensive.
I'm going to give science one more try before I submit to my thorn and offer up my sufferings. Just ordered a box of SweatBlock.
Since I know you are all sitting on the edge of your seats, hyperventilating in anticipation of how this stuff works, I'll keep you posted.___________________
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