One On One – The Doctor

Since the car wreck, and my new diabetes doctor, I feel like I have lived in a doctors office or waiting rooms for months.

I caught poison ivy second hand from dirty equipment and then I am sure I caught a flu or that cold from the same place, for one I have not been this sick since…. well, 2009 and that is around the time I stopped going to doctors unless absolutely necessary.

But what gave me the big kick in the rump I needed to ” get away” from doctors again was that pain block last week and being put out as you would for a major surgery. I called Monday morning and I asked ” what in this world did y`all give me? I have been having problems since.” Well they gave me some steroid based injection and the pain is still there and this diabetes is beyond extremely high. I am eating pills not to fall over dead!

Now my one on one with my Chiropractor, I have used him since he opened around 30 years ago, he knows me. I took the MIR disc in for him to read, he did. He sees the problems and ” SHOWED ME” he knows he can work with me without any needles or drugs, for one I told him I would never go back for another pain block and how I am still in pain.

He first put me on lower back traction, then he adjusted the lower back so I could feel my leg again without this tingling/ numbing. Next he did some type of sonar and muscle stimulation on my shoulders and neck because he seen scar tissue on a few muscles and told me that is what needs treated. He did not bother the area I had the pain block in. This took some time, he was doctoring me.

When I left his office I was not hurting in my neck or my leg anymore, I was so glad because I was getting desperate.

In this same office that MY doctor owns and runs, he has hired two other doctors for the two offices but they are so nosy they could not stand that I was in a session with the doors closed with the main doctor. Both were asking Tony ” wonder what they are doing in there? its quiet.” When he told me that I thought ” what a bunch of idiots!” well, I said it to Tony, he knows how I feel about each of the doctors and which one I trust.

Then when I walked outside to get the camera to show the younger doctor the house for rent, that other doctor came out and stood by the building and ” watched” same way he did when I was ” asking” the head doctor, MY doctor, a question a month ago. Its weird, unprofessional.

At the end of the day I had told my Chiropractor, of all those years, about what that pain block did to me and how it made me feel, that I do have a heart condition but its common and nothing to worry about, I explained that the only other doctors I will be seeing is him and my doctor that manages this diabetes. He actually agreed, he felt it was not necessary to go to all of those doctors when he knows I want natural and not pills, that once or twice a month that he could keep me in good shape with what problems I have. He knows I try to stay healthy and so far no going to the doctors offices has kept me that way.

So the curtain closes and no more show. All those Doctors no more, Life is short and I do feel like I should not give days and days of my time sitting and waiting for someone to tell me I am sick and I feel just find, minus a few aches and pains called hard work and real life. For instance that heart thing that had me freaked out? Its nothing and “maybe” in 20 to 30 years I “may” need a pacemaker. I will say when I am in my 70`s or 80`s “maybe” it`ll be time but for now I am going to just live like I was before ” tests.”

By Andria Perry
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Conversations – The Chiropractor

I think I mentioned on my wall that I was in an accident a week before Halloween, It was minor and both cars was drivable. The lady told us to call and let her know the amount of the damaged she caused.

Now fast forward three weeks. I have had a headache off and on for three weeks and neck pain. But I tend to blow off pain, take an aspirin and move on.


After the bad ass headache yesterday I went to the Chiropractor today, I still had that little nagging pain but it had dulled.

After a million x-rays I was told I do have some problems, my neck is leaning to the right AND my upper jaw is not straight!

Now it makes sense to me, I had this weird feeling in the upper part of my jaw in my face below my eye and close to my nose, it was not pain but felt like pressure, like someone was touching me. I had forgotten all about that.

I told the doc that I was in a wreck and he said it makes sense since I did not see it coming and I was like a rag doll and just flopped back and forth.

The doc popped my neck a couple of time,He told me that it would take a few adjustments to get my neck back in line so I have to go back on Monday.

I learned from this small accident. If you have any pain get it seen about no matter how small the accident is.

My neck is sooooo sore but not as stiff, and the headache? its still here but not as bad tonight as it was yesterday.

I believe in chiropractic care . It is the only way to manage pain for me . If anyone knows me they know I do not like taking pills for anything unless I absolutely have to and I wont take anything stronger than an aspirin for pain except once or twice after a surgery. I like having a clear mind.

How about you? Do you do chiropractic care?

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry