June 15, 2009

On the mend

     This time last week I was under the care of Dr. Evan Butcher, in my opinion one of the best Chiropractors in the world.  I woke up last Monday morning unable to stand up straight . . . I couldn’t even take a deep breath without having a sharp pain shoot across my lower back.  Now I had been having issues with my back for the past month or so but this was something totally new.  My wife and her friends had been urging me to call Dr. Butcher but I kept putting it off thinking things would get better . . . now that wasn’t an option.
     So, I called Trinity Chiropractic up where his office was and asked what their earliest appointment was and he (Dr. Butcher answered the phone) told me to come on and he’d take care of me.  When I got there he was with someone so I started filling out the paper work.  I only mention the decor of the office because of what happened later . . . his office is a house that has been converted to an office.  The decor is ok . . . nothing really impressive . . . but to be honest we don’t go to see docs for the decor do we?  LOL
     Have you ever had a moment in life where you saw something so beautiful that you were effected emotionally?  Like a sunset . . . your child taking their first steps or maybe even the birth of your child?  That’s really the only way I can describe what I felt once we got back into his office where he did the adjustments.  It was like a presence, or better THE presence . . . Dr Evans makes no apologies for his faith in Christ and during this past week while he was doing adjustments it was not out of the ordinary for him to give praise to God while he worked.
     I know this may seem odd and sound out of sorts to some of my readers . . . but what I know is that I went in bent over and unable to take a deep breath but I walked out upright and breathing fine.  He did not spend a lot of time asking about insurance, payment, etc; he just took care of me.  He explained what was wrong (hip is out of align on the sacrum and putting pressure on nerve bundles) and what he was going to do to fix me.  He didn’t tell me I’d have to see him 5 days a week . . . the first two appointments were back to back and then he wanted space in between to see how I was doing.  Now I’m on day 4 with no adjustments . . . I know I’m going to have to go in tomorrow but it’s no where near as bad as it was.
     Obviously we eventually did talk about money . . . ha ha, only because I kept bringing it up though!  He charges $75 for your first visit and then $25 for each additional.  Small change in consideration of the relief that I’ve gotten.  Between this, losing Pudgy last week, and other assorted things that came up it made for a crazy week . . . I’m hoping things are a little more calm this week.  I’ve gotten several jobs recently and need to focus on getting them done.