Monday, November 28, 2011

I haven't got a whole lot

Last week was a Very Busy Week. I had my Hospice orientation all day Monday and Wednesday and the final day today. The rest of the days I worked. I don't know how soon they will find someone for me, but I hope it doesn't take too long. It was a very good orientation and I got a lot out of it, but it did bring up memories.

I heard back from the police on the background check I had to have done. I passed and I gather I'm considered a good law abiding citizen.

One thing I don't think I've mentioned is I've been going to a chiropractor three times a week for 3 months now. I have Vertebral Subluxation. Yes, long word isn't it? What it means for those not in the know; most people's spines are an S curve. It looks weird but that's the way it's supposed to be. But in my case, my spine is straight, no curve. I've know for quite some time now that things weren't quite right, but the thoughts of going to a chiropractor scared me. But my Now Married Son and my Now Daughter in law both go to one and have said it's really made a difference. It first started years and years ago when my oldest son, let's call him Brent, the one who was responsible for me breaking my leg over a year ago now, jumped on me in a swimming pool, years and years and years ago now. The chiropractor said the damage looks like it's been about 25 years in the making and that was right around the time the son I'm calling Brent jumped on me.

By having a straight spine instead of the curved one, all kinds of nerves are being compressed and that results in all kinds of side effects. So I've been going 3 times a week to be 'adjusted'. This means lying on my stomach and he presses down on different places on my spine that make me go "ooof" and want to burp and fart - though I do resist doing those things. Then I turn onto my back and he twists my head in both directions which freaks me out every single time he does it.

I had my second x-ray last week and mine spine has moved 6 degrees. He seemed quite happy with that progress though the spine is supposed to be 45 degrees. I only have 39 more degrees to go *sigh*. But I'm also down to only two visits a week, which is a little better since his office is close to neither where I work or where I live.

I'm working on some reviews, but until I have them, I shall leave you with a movie preview I'm looking forward to off the first book of a series many of us are reading/have read. I wasn't sure when I heard this was being made into a movie, but having watched the trailer, I think I'll like it

So - Joe or Ranger?????


farmwifetwo said...

Been to the chiro a few times. Couldn't pay me enough to go back.

Since my hip went out again at the end of Oct been going to the massage therapist - every 2 weeks, go again today - and doing my exercises the Dr gave me.

Back to my usual "ache". I've lived with it for 20yrs and will slowly spread my appts back up to every 8 weeks like they were last year.

Kristie (J) said...

Farmwifetwo: I've been to massage therapy and of the two, I certainly like it much better. But I've had this issue with my back for years but I just never really went and did anything about it. It's going to take quite a while to get my spine back to the way it's supposed to be, but I will let you know if the chiropractic stuff worked *g*.

Anonymous said...

Is your back feeling better? I'm also afraid of chiropractors for the neck thing - I think I would tell them to work on the back and leave the neck alone.

And doesn't that movie look fun!


Kristie (J) said...

Cindy: It's getting minutely better. But it took over 20 years to get this bad so I knew going in that it wouldn't be an overnight fix. The tingling in my left hand is not quite as noticeable. My hip and back still really hurt when I try to do exercise. And the symptom that really got me up and out to see him; shortness of breath isn't any better at all. I figured once I quit smoking it would get better and over a year later it hasn't. It's a real Catch 22! I'm so out of shape I get real out of breath when I try and exercise, but I need to start exercising to improve my shortness of breath!! Then when you add bad hip and back into the mix - well, I'm just a regular ole mess!

Wendy said...

The movie looks like it's not going to totally suck. Of the two guys, Ranger is at least in my ballpark. Maybe the nose-bleed bleacher seats - but in the ballpark. Morelli? Uh, no. Not even close. Also, I love Debbie Reynolds, and she can certainly play wacky - but she just doesn't look "old" enough to me.

I'm toying with the idea of seeing this in the theaters. Maybe as a matinee - or when it hits the "cheap, second-run" movie theater the next town over....

nath said...

Well considering it's been 25 years in the making, I think that 6 degrees in 3 months is not too bad :) Is the spine really the reason you have shortness in breath though?

Hmmmm, I saw the trailer of the movie and while they didn't get it totally wrong.. I don't know, I don't feel like watching it. i wonder if they found a Blue Buick though LOL. and I agree with Wendy... Morelli's not handsome enough :P

nath said...

By the way, it's funny... the movie trailer reminded me that Stephanie used to have a best friend... What happened to her?

Kristie (J) said...

Wendy, lol, i found Joe rather appealing. And when i first heard about this as a movie, the triler makes it look not bad, not bad at all.

Nath, I think the bad back is only part of it. I'm also terribly out of shape. Ryan told me the other day he would get me an iPod if I started doing power walking. I don't think he really meant it, but I'm going to make him do it anyway. Just 'cause. Heh, heh heh,

I thought Morelli hotter than Ranger. He reminded me a bit of Aiden Quinn and I've always liked him as an actor. And I don't really remember Stephanie having a best friend but I do remember her arch nemesis Joyce Bernhardt, the skank she caught with her ex.

nath said...

LOL, go for it, Kristie :) It'll be good practice for when he has kids - not to say things that he doesn't mean LOL.

I remember her having a best friend and stalking Morelli... but than, the best friend disappeared. ah well. The actor is not bad looking, but he's not enough for Morelli.