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Friday, August 2, 2013

Wherein Pearl Gets Adjusted; or I'm Back, I'm Nationwide

After two months of splints, anti-inflammatories, margaritas and a promise made by a man on the bus to come over and “take care” of me, I can once again use my upper extremities.

The answer to chronic tendonitis? 

The chiropractor.

A team of bouncy, energetic types working for Lyn LakeChiropractor set to work on my arms with a fervor rarely seen outside of revival tents.  I’ve had electricity course through my hands until my fingers danced of their own accord, I’ve been beatenwith stainless steel devices, I’ve had my arms massaged, manipulated, taped, and yanked by clear-eyed young men with large thumbs and an intense understanding of my musculature.

It’s been a trip.

“I – uh – take back – uh! – all the smarmy things I ever – uh! – said about chiropractors.”

Pop!  My elbows and wrists are realigned.

This confession brought about laughter.  Apparently they hear the grunting admiration of the newly converted fairly often. 

This is not to say that I am completely out of the aching-armed woods just yet.  I will, for example, be icing both forearms in just a few minutes.

That would be a good time, by the way, to rummage through my purse.  I’m pretty sure there are scandalous things in the bottom of it.

As it is, however, I’m better.  I’m back.  And I have books of notes taken to remind me of the all the weird things that have happened since the last time I wrote.

I’m psyched.


A big "thank you" and "is this love?" to Ren Potter, Indigo Roth, Shelly Morales, and a host of others who sent me exercises, herbal/homeopathic cures, and words of encouragement.  It' s been hard on me, these last few months, and everyone's been so kind.  

41 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better, girl! Looking forward to reading about your latest adventures!

Pearl said...

Thank you, Eva! It's nice to have my hands back!

Shelly said...

Pearlie Girl! You're back!!! That alone is a cause for celebration on a lovely August Friday~

Indigo Roth said...

Pearl, welcome back. And you're welcome. Roth x

Simply Suthern said...

Welcome back Pearls fingers, hands and wrist.
You were never far from our hearts.

Pearl said...

Shelly, thank you!

Indigo, I'm still taking the sulfur and the ruta. :-)

Simply, :-) Delightfully goofy.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Woohoo! But yeah, keep up the preventive stuffs now. Looking forward to the unloading of the note book though!!!

Hugs, YAM xx

Leenie said...

Welcome back to the weird world of people with working hands. We missed you even though you kept us fed with Classic Pearlness during your recovery.

Perpetua said...

So pleased you're back and feeling good, Pearl. Chiropractors obviously rock!

Ray Denzel said...

Good news indeed!

joeh said...

Wait! I haven't finished reading all of your old stuff yet.

esbboston said...

I am hoping they didn't replace the old you with someone else as that would be absolutely terrible unless of course the new you was significantly better by at least 3 orders of magnitude. Hahahaha - I just came up with a nice combo of words: magnitude adjustment - I don't know what it means yet, give me a few days ....

esbboston said...

Now the movie Edward Scissorhands comes to mind ....

Silliyak said...

Welcome back, now get to work, interns beware!

haphazardlife said...

Glad you're feeling better. Welcome back!

Daisy said...

I'm so glad you are doing better! Welcome back! Sounds like it was a rough way to go to get here.

Geo. said...

This is such good news!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm sorry for what you've been dealing with. We can't lose our Pearl's ability to bring entertainment to the masses. It seems the world of chiropractic knows this. A wise world it is.

Keep healing.
xoRobyn

Joanne Noragon said...

Good for you for getting through this, and deciding to stay on the straight and narrow, at least for the near future.

fishducky said...

WELCOME HOME, PEARL (& Pearl's hands)!!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Wow. Wow. WOW! Such great news. I've never been much of a believer in Chiropractic; this could make me change my mind. Will you be going back? If so, how soon? Keep us posted on your continued progress. Such great news!

vanilla said...

Great news for the beginning of a new month! Keep on healing. (My fingers kept wanting to write something about "psyched and psycho," but that doesn't seem quite right.) I keed.

Gigi said...

Such great news to kick the weekend off! Can't wait to see what "the" notebook reveals.

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

Great news! Glad your arms are feeling better!

jenny_o said...

A surprising solution, but SO much better than surgery or (horrors) not being able to type at all. I'm so glad you are doing better. Looking forward to "the new stuff" even though I always enjoy "the old stuff" too (I always see something I missed the first time around).

Give those chiropractors a big old clap on the back from us, eh? :)

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Guys with big thumbs you say????

Daisy said...

I am SO glad you are better Pearl! I worked for a chiropractor many years ago and have seen people carried in, walking out. Welcome back! :-)

Daisy and Barbara

Jayne Martin said...

Welcome back, my fine, funny friend. If it flares up again, find a place that sells horse supplies and pickup the roll-on DMSO. Stinky stuff, but great anti-inflammatory.

Hugs!

River said...

Welcome back! But take care, you don't want a rerun of that kind of pain and inconvenience. I'll have to do more research on that Graston technique, could be helpful for lower back tightness and pain.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Well it's good to hear you are feeling better but today I am not feeling great myself ok not sick just very tired at the end of the day

Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Now take it easy.

Mr. Charleston said...

Glad to see you back Pearl. Chiropractors are wonderful indeed. Been seeing them for years myself.

the walking man said...

I wish i could (seriously i do) get to a chiro but with the implant and wires in my butt running up my spine they'd get unplugged...major surgery to reconnect them so that is out...now the shoulders that may be a thought for the weather induced arthritis. Whoever thought a warm upper Midwestern day could be so damn painful?

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So glad that the treatments worked for you, Pearl. Hopefully you will be 100% soon and this chapter will just be a bad memory.

JoJo said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am glad you are feeling better too. :)

NotesFromAbroad said...

I am so glad you are back, that you are fine or will be seriously fine soon and I missed you.

Rose L said...

Never been to a chiropractor but do love getting a massage once a month. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

jeanie said...

Big smile that the bone-crunchers fixed you up enough to come back to we loyal fans.

:)

Jenny Woolf said...

I don't know how you get tendonitis but it sure doesn't sound nice. I'm glad the chiropractor helped. I had thought they were quacks too, but from what a couple of other people have told me, too, I'm starting to change my mind.

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Ha! I made the same confession to a magical chiropractor who helped me with neck and shoulder pain quite a few years ago. She, too, had heard it before. Welcome back!!!

Diane Tolley said...

And we're off . . .!