So, like a year ago (okay, it wasn't "like" a year ago, it was a year ago, almost exactly) I got Derek visits with the chiropractor for Valentine's Day. He's dealt with lots of issues since we got married. So, I thought, "Awww, how romantic! Chiro visits."
And it was good! He liked it, it seemed to help with the pain, they got him all aligned, FABULOUS! So, Derek went six or so times and then went to once-a-month checks. And finally, several months after starting with the chiro, he went to an eight-week check.
And he came home. With a perfectly straight face, when asked by me, "How was the appointment?" answered, "My colon is in spasm."
I gasped. "What does that mean? How? HOW did this happen?"
Derek just shook his head sadly.
"He was so close, he just went one too far, huh?" I asked.
"Yup. I'm done with the chiropractor." He answered.
And that was that. No one in our home has visited one since.
And when I got home from my appointment, my dear sweet husband asked, "Is your colon in spasm?"
I replied, "No, and if he'd tried to tell me it was, I'd have punched him in the face."
So, I went, and it was fine. Weird, but fine. See, I'm all about holistic, natural remedies, right? I totally believe we as a society as FAR too medicated for FAR too much. I mean, come on, Cialis for daily use??? But, still. I have a hard time knowing how much to buy into chiropractic-ness.
I mean, my back kills, so if the dude can fix that, then bring it on! And fine, I get that spines have nerves which lead to EVERY major organ, blah blah blah, but how in the heck can looking at my nakie back tell someone that my colon is out of whack?
See my problem?
Plus, I do not like it when ANYONE tells me that Diet Coke is poison to my body. DUH! But it tastes so good!
And the good doctor knows I'm a doula, and informed me that I need to practice what I preach to my clients.
I don't think he liked it when I said, "I'm on hiatus, I'm not preaching to ANYONE right now."
HA! Take that!
So, I'll go back on Tuesday, because we've got to get this baby moved, but I'm not yet a believer yet... besides, he's too expensive. ;)