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. I could not take any pain pills that night though, and I was really sore the next morning.
The following morning when I was still hurting, I went to the chiropractor’s to see if there was anything they could do to help me. I decided to go there because I knew that my doctor would just write me a script for pain medication, and I did not want to take any of that. I was hoping that the chiropractor would be able to give me an adjustment, and that whatever had popped out of place would be fixed. That is what happened, and my only regret is that I did not go the day before. I could have avoided all of that pain if I had.