That’s what the really nice lady said at my Chiropractor’s office today as she pulled me into one of the Treatment rooms.
It had been a really long wait at his office today because he celebrates Passover and had squished in a bunch of appointments earlier in the day so he could leave in the afternoon, so I had waited over an hour. And what surprised me was that I didn’t get too stressed out about it. I gotta bring my book more often because I bet this happens every once in awhile. That’s all. Otherwise, I tried to use it as chill out time.
Anyway, the incredibly spunky lady who works the front desk (I haven’t met her yet till now since this is only my 2nd treatment and I think this doctor has 2 women working for him and I’ve met the other one only) pulled me in the room and quietly said but with exclamation, “OK. 2 things…” and she gestured her 2 fingers up in the air to stress her point. “The first thing before we get started…I’m so so so sorry for the wait today. Our office is closing early because we are celebrating Passover so we are distracted (but don’t worry he won’t be distracted when he’s with you).” she said in a hushed voice. And then she still so discreetly continued, “Plus as you know the traffic was awful due to all this stupid construction out there and it was hard to find a parking spot so all of our patients have been later today.” And she had a brief pause and said, “AND…” and I’m not kidding you, she starts almost flailing her arms up and down and hopping a little bit, “I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR PURPLE HAIR! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!”. So I’m starting to laugh out loud about her reaction to my hair because she caught me so off guard because she was so careful at first with what she was telling me and then she says, “I’m sorry. I would’ve said it earlier and I’ve been DYING to tell you for over an hour but I didn’t want to single you out in front of the other patients and I wanted to stay quiet but since you’re in here now I can tell you. I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF! YOUR HAIR IS SO AWESOME!”.
(Well OK then…)
There I am and I’m supposed to be having worked on relaxing (already know this after my first treatment) so that the doctor can work on looser muscles and joints if possible and she’s getting me all excited about my hair. And so we had this lovely giggly conversation about how much she loved it and loved that I had the guts to have purple hair and how she could NEVER have purple hair in her world so she just applauds women all the time who just express themselves and let themselves be “WILD” as she almost yelled again…
“OK. OK. I have to calm down now so you can calm down or the doctor will be mad at me for getting you excited but then again he wants us to be warm and friendly to you and loving so this is what he gets. Anyway, I love it.”
I thanked her a bunch and even after the treatment and she still pointed it out as I left.
What a hot ticket that lady is! Can’t wait to see her again and more. She seems like someone I need more of in my life. I want her energy.
As for my 2nd Chiropractic Treatment, it was really great. The doctor came in and said, “Hey Superstar!” and I said “Is that because I made it to my 2nd appointment?” (by the way, it’s hard to talk with your face down in those things on the table but anyway…) and he said, “Absolutely!” And we talked about how I was doing. I told him all the improvements I had been feeling since just the first appointment and some of the symptoms I was having and we got started. Wow. He really does so much work on the body AND he makes me work too. LOTS OF BREATHING.
LOTS OF BREATHING.
Apparently oxygen is GOOD FOR YOU.
And I nearly jumped off the table (not sure how since I was face down…) as he ground his hand into my foot because it was “Ow-ie” and yet it was a relief or I would’ve stopped him. At one point I had this crazy fit of giggles, more like a BURST of giggles (my usual giggles times 10 at least) as he released something in my neck (one of the biggest issues right now in my body) and I told him I just had to laugh and he said, “DO IT! LET IT OUT! WHOOO! YOU LET THAT OUT! You deserve it. You just undid a HUGE knot! WE DID! I feel it too. I wanna laugh too! THAT WAS AWESOME!” and so I did a burst of giggling (I have already heard some of the craziness that is coming out of these rooms with other patients while he’s treating them and it’s only been 2 times there so I must’ve also sounded pretty funny with my huge BURST and he was cracking up too). It felt good to get it out and then just as fast as it came on, it left. He said that would happen but with different emotions and to keep letting it out.
We did a bit more treatment, he had me drink some water to rest and regain my equilibrium and I was on my way. I can tell this whole Chiropractic experience is gonna be quite a trip! So much personality in that office. Other doctors and their personnel could learn A LOT from these cool people. WOW!
As for how I’m feeling a few hours afterwards, I’m definitely doing better than the first treatment. My body isn’t in as much “SHOCK” as it was the first time. It kinda gets it now. Who knows what’s next. For right now I’ll take whatever I can get for relief.
I like that word.
Definitely feeling pretty even with my emotions and my body right now too. I’ll take it as long as I can.
I have my next chiropractic treatment Thursday. Can’t even imagine what’s in store!