pain, adjustment, stream of consciousness, coffee…

perfect symmetry

perfect symmetry

so here i am at another coffee shop, another cup of steaming java, late friday afternoon, barry at a high school track meet taking pictures for his newspaper job.  me writing before he retrieves me just because it’s fun, playin’ with stream of consciousness writing, just because.

so here you are reading another blog before you high-tail into your weekend and what are your plans?

just had a fabulous chiropractic adjustment at superior family chiropractics, bless their adjusting hearts, i do love them so.  it turns out the pain i’ve been experiencing lately merely involves a twisted sacrum, swollen ligaments and a kinked-up lower back.

perfect alignment

perfect alignment

oh, guess i haven’t told you about my pain lately. sorry.  too many other things to tell you in blogs.

want to hear a funny story? ok, maybe you won’t think it’s funny.  on tuesday limped out of the doctor’s office after telling him, “i’m here to see if i have a dread disease.”  he laughed, probably because it sounded so honest and real and not what people usually say because they’re too afraid to even utter the words “dread disease” out loud, and he felt the lower back and said, “oh my goodness, your ligaments on the left side are swollen” and “i am thinking you need chiropractic and massage and physical therapy” and i said, “forget physical therapy; we’re too poor.”

he ordered all these tests (of which you shan’t be bored to hear) and so far all of them have come back normal, but who knows?  so i’m driving the car down into town pondering whether to get a massage sometime soon.  “what do you think, universe?” i ask, but the universe remains typically silent.

perfect cutlery. (what else did you expect from a stream of consciousness blog?)

perfect cutlery. (what else did you expect from a stream of consciousness blog?)

get out of the car, walk in an auto body shop, another long story which you won’t hear because it’s not very relevant to the current story, when simultaneously a young woman walks in wearing a “back to basics message therapy” t-shirt, no kidding.

she then utters–seriously–it’s almost comical how the universe answers sometimes.  she utters, “gosh, my client just canceled!” and out of these lips come the words, “hey, i need a massage, could i get in?”

and the nice young girl takes me in off the street and massages the swollen ligaments and, yes, the rest of the body, too and the pain ceases for two hours, bless her heart, before the pain starts again.

so now it’s friday, how many days later, and i’ve just been adjusted by jinny, the chiropractor, even though kemmy is my usual adjusting sweetheart.  and now, guess what?

no pain.

let’s hope it disappears forever, or at least for three hours, just so we’re gaining, you know.  another appointment scheduled for next week, along with another massage and, yes, it’s time to get serious about yoga again and maybe deep breathing and better alignment with the universe, amen, and hope your weekend involves a straight spine.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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26 Responses to pain, adjustment, stream of consciousness, coffee…

  1. Back pain is nothing to take lightly. It can be absolutely debilitating! (I just realized I haven’t been called upon to write “debilitating” in quite a while, and have no idea how to spell it! Let’s hope spell checker is on the ball; otherwise, forgive me!) I’m glad you’re getting the care you need, and I’ll be hoping – right along with you – that it takes the pain away.

  2. Kathy – not just any old yoga, but RESTORATIVE yoga. Not kidding. Here is a link to a great pose that you hold for between 5-10 minutes. Not kidding. Think of restorative yoga as constructive rest. Take it from me – Dr. Laurie. Not kidding.

  3. bert0001 says:

    Take good care of yourself and be well soon!

  4. P.j. grath says:

    In our house, we are seriously talking NEW MATTRESS. How about that? I am tired of feeling 100 years old when I get out of bed in the morning!

  5. debyemm says:

    Wishing you ease, faster than you could have ever thought possible. Happy Mother’s Day, sweetie !!

  6. Elisa says:

    I love you Kathy. I, this week, was able to call some cavalry for help, attend Dr. visits and take good orderly direction. I almost wrote about it this morning, but, I slid so far down my scale that I worried what the few readers that read me would think. oh yes, lest I forget, I DID get some good orderly direction and others are directing me, where I could not! I’m not giving me a cookie, lest I think I have me licked.

  7. Lori D says:

    This is so crazy, Kathy. Your blogs so often align with what’s going on with me. The last time it was music. This time, just today, I went in for a chiro adjustment and … a massage! I didn’t write about it on my blog. Today was my End of Week Wisdom post. Anyway, just this morning I went for my back pain and a pinched nerve shooting through my foot. Guess what, no more pain. At least for now. I do feel a little tender where the massage therapist worked my lower back, but it’s so much more loosened up. Here’s to a pain free weekend.

  8. dorannrule says:

    If wishing would make it so, I wish your back pain away by the time you write your next inspirational post!

  9. Brenda Hardie says:

    Oh Kathy, I hope you feel better real soon! Take it easy and get extra rest and know you are being held in prayers. Hugs and love are coming your way ♥

  10. penpusherpen says:

    That darned Universe Kathy, not bothering to answer you, then again maybe it’s swamped with wishes and is catching up, getting back to you when it can.. I do hope so… and maybe in a way the t’shirted woman was Universe sent?. Sounds like a ‘meddle’ here and there and your prayers are answered,
    Hope the massage continues with it’s benefits in pain relief… I’m sending healing thoughts your way, … with the hope they join with the others and create a healing cloud… softest of hugs. xPenx

  11. bonnie says:

    Glad you found some relief, and hopefully it will be long term. I feel your pain…really! 🙂 Take care of yourself.

  12. Good to hear the back pain is on its way out Kathy. No fun. But the knives? lol Happy Mother’s Day weekend to you!

  13. Dawn says:

    Hope you’re all better for good! Yoga will probably help keep you that way. We’re on our way home after a week of walking. Feet hurt. Back hurts. Sunburned. Tired. But happy to be here, and happy to be going home.

  14. bearyweather says:

    What a serendipitous day you had … isn’t it cool when life works out that way?
    I have suffered back issues, I know the pain … I hope you heal quickly.

  15. Carol says:

    I have massage on my mind. My back says I should take action on that. Soon. Glad you’re feeling better!

  16. Tammy says:

    Oh, I want someone to tell me to get a massage and to go to the chiropractor. I forget how good those adjustments are.

  17. My friend just tried acupuncture for the first time due to what they thought was a pinched nerve in her upper back – so far, so good! She said she won’t be so skeptical when someone mentions things like that anymore. So are you still in blanket and mitten track and field season? Our meet last Friday had periodic snow flurries, but yesterday only required huddling under blankets while sitting on those darn metal bleachers!

  18. sonali says:

    Awww.. what happened to you? Hope you are fine by now. Do take care of yourself..

  19. I “liked” this post a lot. Back pain. Oh, yes. It is a PIA for sure. Been there and done that many times and the saga continues. 🙂

  20. Karma says:

    I hope your pain continues to lessen. A massage sounds truly wonderful. I haven’t treated myself in years. Been thinking about doing just that, some time soon.

  21. Kathy says:

    thank you all! i am feeling a bit better…sometimes…but a lot better after reading your words. happy mother’s day to all!

  22. Hooray for a straight spine and back massage! Both of those I am in dire need of, as well. Back pain is nothing to sneeze at, is it? My mom suffered with it most of her life and I seem to be following a little to closely in her footsteps. Hope your pain stays away for a long time. 🙂

  23. Heather says:

    Does your insurance cover chiropractic? Wish mine did! Hurt my back over a week ago – exercising! – and I can’t seem to get it all the way back. The chiropractors put it back, but little movements keep it off kilter. Was almost All The Way Better, then hurt it again yesterday. Perhaps there’s a one-client-short massage therapist nearby?
    Glad you’re feeling at least sometimes better.
    And hoping you have better weather to celebrate Mother’s Day than we’re having here. No accumulation, but they say we’ve gotten 2 inches of snow. It’s icky out. Anyway, happy Mother’s Day, and happy soon-to-be pain free day!

  24. Yoga, yes, union and alignment in so many ways.

  25. Robin says:

    Hoping the pain has not returned. I need to get back to a good yoga practice, too. 🙂

  26. Colleen says:

    Amen to alignment Kathy, in all ways. So glad the pain has eased.

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