Monday, July 28, 2008

Things That Make Me Snort

In spite of the fact that it's really helping me, BJ remains a skeptic when it comes to my visits to the "back quack."

I went again this morning, and he "adjusted" my neck and back, and then did acupuncture on my neck. I've always been curious about acupuncture, despite my acute aichmophobia (needle phobia - I just love big words!), so it was a very interesting morning. The needles just pinched a bit going in. It wasn't painful as long as I didn't move my head. It was boring, though, so I carefully got up and looked around the room at the various stuff on the walls.

After reading half a dozen posters about acupuncture and spines, I spied the doctor's diploma. His middle name is very distinctive, and is a name I recognized from BJ's geneaology. When he came back to take out the needles, I asked him if it was a family name. He said it was. I said, "Isn't that funny - my husband's grandmother was Mary B... They were from (small town near here where BJ's dad's farm is)."

"No kidding," he replied. "My family is from (small town 2 miles from small town where BJ's dad's farm is)."

BJ and the "back quack" are relatives! It's a small world, after all.

Unfortunately, I didn't get the family discount. When I told BJ, he just rolled his eyes.


Rob Monroe said...

That's funny. I can see where BJ would think it more eye-rolling than funny, though. I would probably think the same if Anny told me something like that.

Unless there was a discount!

Barbara said...

When I had that subluxated rib a few years ago, my chiropractor was a Godsend! She worked me in during her non-office hours. A guy who just joined our unit is a's too bad he doesn't live in town. He would have a lot of business from our ANG unit.