January 8th- My husband and I went to the church and then to Atlantic Ocean Restaurant for brunch with Dad and Mom. Food was great, but I was still in pain... uncomfortable and a little miserable especially when I sit down. I spent the whole afternoon on bed with the heating pad on my back to help ease the pain.
January 10th- I finally decided to make an appointment for Dr. Liz Jones, a chiropractor. The only date that will work with me will be on the Friday, the 13th. I'm a little scared (not because of the Friday, the 13th) but because I am not sure what kind of practice Dr. Liz is performing. I have been to two chiropractor when I was still in the Philippines. The first one, Dr. Dave Israel Cerojano, was my favorite because he did amazing things on my back that after 4 visits I didn't need him again for two years. The second one with the name that I forgot already was twice as much expensive than my first one, and other than that, I didn't like his practice. He didn't spend much time on me and he performed scary things. I miss Dr. Dave. How I wish he is right here where I live so I can visit his clinic every time I need him. And by the way, I am scoliotic, and it is really bad.
January 13th- I finally met Dr. Liz. The first step was performing X-ray in different angle, then they had me tried the DRY HYDROTHERAPY BED for 5 minutes. It was awesome! Then Dr. Liz discussed to me with my husband what she had seen on my X-ray film and how she will fix me. After the orientation, she started performing on me the chiropractic. Nothing new to me except for the cracking of the neck which I was so scared about, and for the clicking of the bed that was design for the purpose to control the pressure of the pressing. (I'm not really sure how to explain it.)
January 14th- I woke up in the morning and felt that there was no more pain in my back. Thank God! Dr. Liz must be good.
January 16th- It was my second appointment with Dr. Liz. The very moment I got on car going back home I told my husband that I will not go back there again. Why? I was frustrated that Dr. Liz spent only 3 minutes on me, and that was it... and then, of course, another session fee. I just can't afford to pay that much for just 3 minutes twisting. I need something that will make my whole back feel refreshed. I told my employer about it. (And by the way, it was my employer who refer me to her because she is a patient, too.) My employer then lovingly explained to me the way of the chiropractic, that it should be done little by little but with sure positive effect in the long run. She explained to me, too, how she fixed her and how long it took her back to being fit. I was even surprised that my husband agreed with my employer because he used to discouraged me into going to chiropractor because he and his family is in medical field. He understood fully what Dr. Liz discussed with us then.
January 20th- It was my third appointment with Dr. Liz. I had back of my head, neck, nape and shoulder pain on that day due to working long hours with my laptop on my "lap" the past night. (Well, that's why they call it "laptop" in the first place.) Dr. Liz then focused on my head and neck... and some on my back. And yes, it was another 3 minutes session again. But I already understood that it was just the right amount that is needed for the moment. I had my husband rub on me some gel that made me feel so refreshed along with mild massage before I went to bed to sleep. (I had him doing it to me regularly even before I had the serious pain.)
January 21st- I feel great! No pain anywhere. I was working with enthusiasm this morning. I was amazed that I didn't had any pain at all except of feeling exhausted every now and then, and I would just sit down for a few seconds to relax and breath... and back to work again. Now I gladly announce that Dr. Liz is now my new chiropractor. Thank you for taking care of me, Dr. Liz. Thank you, God, for leading me to her.