Mar 21, 2011

Ah.. that's better!

You know the old joke about "my back goes out without me" well ...


I've been seeing a chiropractor off and on for several years now and I don't know what I'd do without him.  I try to keep myself in line but certain parts of my body like to twist and turn on their own.  I'd like to call it flexibility but in reality that would have been years ago.  I could once put both feet behind my head at the same time, but now I celebrate just getting my shoes tied in the middle.  You know you can tell a fat person by the way they tie their shoes ... on the outside edge. By the way, I can still tie my shoes in the middle!  I've been working on that and am now hoping to keep my body in line longer than a month at a time. 




A little history of why I see a chiro:  I broke my back in a horse accident when I was 12 years old.  They didn't even know if I could walk until the swelling went down. Thank God, I can walk. Heck, in my younger days I've even been known to dance on a bar once or twice (sister Mel is a bad influence on me - lol)  I wore  a body cast for 6 months and a back brace for an additional 6 months.  Then when I got married they didn't know if I should have children or not because of delivery.  Once that was affirmed as a go, I had three kids with the last one weighing 10# 10oz.  Fortunately I had the same doctor for all three deliveries who had tended my back years prior. He knew me well and he knew my back.  


As I got into health care, I worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home and hospice care.  Throughout those jobs I've had my jaw dislocated, my shoulder muscles torn loose, another incident when my shoulder was dislocated and herniated discs in my lower back, etc.   I was known to be compassionate, understanding and patient with clients, so therefore I was assigned to a lot of the 'tougher' cases.  Now you know why I started seeing a chiropractor to keep my spine in line. 


Today when 'doc' asked how I was, I responded with "I hurt from my neck to the heel of my left foot!"  He said I was really twisted up and it was any wonder that my body hurt.  He adjusted my neck, upper back, mid back, lower back, right hip, both knees and my left foot and heel.  Whew .... I could instantly feel the relief. I followed doc's orders and put ice on my low back and heel when we returned home. 


I love our chiropractor and told him that if we ever move, he better pack up his family and move with us! 

12 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Wouldn't it be nice to be rich and just employ him as your personal chiro? :) god bless you, dearie!

Dar said...

Ain't life grand? Glad you have the confidence in your chiro as I do my ortho down south. Sorry you're still 'feeling it.' Feel more better and Take care, CherlyGirl.
Loveya sis
BlessYourHeart

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Well this will give you a great reason NOT to get out and shovel any of that "spring" snowfall you had!

The White Farmhouse said...

I hurt my back when I was 12 falling off a horse when taking it over a jump. Sounds like the same as you. I have also been known to dance on a few tabletops too. LOL! I have no sister to blame it on though. I used to see a chiro, but lately I have been thinking I need to go back. Glad that you are doing better!

Paula said...

I am praying my back doesn't go out without me because my acupuncturist moved away. Glad you have someone you have faith in for your back.

Remington said...

I am sorry your have back problems....but am happy you have someone you trust....

jack69 said...

I love stories that have a good ending. Glad you are feeling well. I only visited one Chiro, and it seemed like a miracle. I practically crawled into his office and walked out. They are amazing at what they do.

I can't believe anyone, I mean anyone (other than Slim) would say the Mel is a bad influence!!!

Would have loved to see you on a BAR! hahahahaha

Love from down here in the lower end of Michigan.

~mel said...

Who is this Mel?? I look in the mirror and I just get the reflection of this quiet demure gal looking back at me. Do I have an evil twin that no one has introduced me to?

Dar said...

Jack, I Have seen Cher on a bar, and Mel Can be a bad influence. Who else can get away with derned near anything that the rest of us could only dream of. Who do you think taught the rest of us to shoot from the hip? Mel did~~~need not add anymore.
BlessYourHeart

Fred Alton said...

Sorry for those back problems Cher. I do hope that you get all better and soon!

Cher' Shots said...

UPDATE: My back is feeling much better. No pain today and I slept good last night. Thanks for your concern.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

You are so darned creative ... that is why I'm nominating Cher's Shots for the One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations, Cheryl. Stop by my blog page to pick up your award and proudly display it on your blog. Your creativity is an inspiration!

Cindy