The last place I expected to be after my birthday party was at the office of a chiropractor in Peoria. Okay, technically it was not right after my birthday party, but rather two days later. That is because I tried to take the pain for that long, thinking that it was going to get better and go away. My husband threw a pool party for me, and someone jokingly threw me in the pool. I was not expecting it though, and I hit my back against the side of the pool. It really was a freak accident that should not have hurt me at all.
We have all thrown each other in the pool from time to time, and no one has ever gotten hurt from it. We don’t take stupid risks when we do this, but this time we all learned a lesson, that it is a risk every single time. I was able to enjoy the rest of the party, but I think the few drinks that I had may have had something to do with my ability to take the pain. (more…)
I suppose in some ways I sort of came out ahead, although it is sort of hard to feel good about it in the totality. I have two cars and the one I was driving was on it’s last legs. It had started to smoke in a most unfortunate way. I assumed the heads were gone and was going to park it forever when I got home. It was not worth fixing. Of course aside from buying my car that other driver sent me to a chiropractor in San Jose and to a bunch of doctors. The other guy did not stick around to let me yell at him any way and no one has yet proven who it was. Of course I got a somewhat decent look at him and I am reasonably sure that he is the boyfriend of the girl who owned the car. (more…)
I decided to get into better shape. I was not overweight, but I was not really in good shape either. I joined a gym, and I enjoyed working out the first couple of days. I took it easy, but by the third day I felt I was ready for a challenge. That was a mistake because I ended up getting hurt! I fell off of a machine, which was embarrassing enough. It did not help that I had to go and see a Sacramento chiropractor because my back was hurting so bad and I could not hardly sit up straight let alone walk without being hunched over.
I was going to give it a few days but decided that was just silly. With how much I was hurting, I did not want to risk that I had done something more serious than just a minor twist. I went to the same chiropractor that I had seen when I was in a car accident a few years ago, figuring the staff there would be able to tell me if they could help me or if I would need to take my embarrassment one step further by seeing a specialist. (more…)
I eventually found myself at a chiropractor in Santa Barbara about a year after I had surgery on my knees. They actually put in knee replacements as I’d worn out the cartilage over the years. I think the problem started when I played competitive tennis as a youngster. All that pounding on the court for several years led me down this path. There’s no going back, obviously, but replacing bad knees is generally a safe procedure. They warned that there could be some post-operative pain (of course), but I thought I’d bounce right back after a few weeks of bed rest.
When the pain didn’t go away, I still didn’t think much of it. The doctors said my knees looked good and to not worry about the pain as it should still go away. The problem is that the pain did not go away. (more…)