Who: Barry Jackson
Where Franklin, Pennsylvania
Barry was really going at it with his sledgehammer, trying to demolish a partially collapsed chimney in the attic, when he tore not one but both rotator cuffs. He had the doc operate on the more damaged one so that he'd have one free arm to finish the job. Within a month, he was back in the attic, swinging away with his "good" arm, wincing in pain with each blow. The pain meds made him groggy, so he went without them. "They say you can think your way past the pain," he says. "But it just plain hurt."