Monday, April 27, 2009


So, I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to Vancouver for a week on holidays. Hubby and I went, and it was fun. We did a lot of driving, and a lot of walking, and even though I complained a lot, I was glad to be able to walk. I only limped a little bit the entire trip!

We went to a used book store, and we each found out of print books that we've been looking for, like 6 each I think, and we spent $50.00 on books.

I have to say that the worst part about the entire trip was sleeping in the tent on an air mattress. I subluxed my hips multiple times each night, because of the position I had to sleep in, and every time I did, I'd wake up and have to switch positions, then like 5 minutes later I'd get a cramp and then have to switch positions again.

So, Friday, I tried to get into the chiropractor before we left, and I called, and I had missed him, he was out of the office for the day. So I called his other office, and I talked to the receptionist, and she called the chiropractor, and he said he'd see me at his house, and gave me the address. I googled it and went over to see him. He adjusted me, and I told him about my blog, and the fact that I posted about him, and my doubts about him, and the nail gun it felt like he used on me. He didn't have any problems with it, and he laughed a the nail gun part.

I'm going to go see him again after work today :)

Friday, April 17, 2009


So my day yesterday got ridiculous after I posted.

I went to get lunch for the office staff, and I went to to food court at the mall near us. I got out of my car and started WALKING... not limping, not waddling, not shuffling, but walking. It was amazing. So after work, I went shopping, and I continued to walk. My left knee was getting fatigued at the end of shopping, but it was so much better than the constant pain I'm usually in.

So I went home from there, and I started doing my dishes; while they were soaking, I put some laundry in the washing machine. I got my first sink full of dishes done, and I went to check on the laundry... It blew the breaker... So I turned it back on, and went back to my dishes. When I was done my dishes, I went to check on the laundry again, and the breaker blew again. I turned it on, but it wouldn't stay on for more than a second. So I checked, and nothing else on that breaker was turned on, so I stood by the breaker box and held the darn thing in the "on" position. For half an hour. When the washer was finally done, I switched everything to the dryer, and went out shopping again.

I was supposed to get food, toilet paper and light bulbs. I forgot light bulbs. With the weird power situation where I live, we burn out a lot of light bulbs, I've tried the low energy, the normal ones, the "green" ones, the cheap ones, the expensive ones... They last about a month on average... So anyway I got home from my second shopping trip, and I took in all the stuff i bought, then I went out and cleaned out my car.

After this, I still had unspent energy, but it was like 9:30 at night, so I started watching a movie, and painted my nails. Then I didn't like the color, so I took it off. Then I finally went to bed.

I haven't had that much energy in so long, I wanted to use it all up, just in case it's that long again before I have that kind of energy, but I ran out of time to do stuff.

Needless to say, I'm a little stiff today... But it was so worth it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


So, I haven't been to the chiropractor since late December, and yesterday I was in so much pain, I decided to make an appointment. Problem is my regular chiropractor works an hour away from where I live, because I moved. So I went to see a new chiropractor, and he did his preliminary look you over so he can tell what you need, and I was complaining about left side pain, as I always am, and he tells me I need mostly my right side looked at. He adjusted my right hip, which I thought was feeling fine, and my left shoulder blade, which he said was rotated at a funny angle, along with my spine in 4 different spots.

About 2 minutes after he was done adjusting me, I felt a really stupid pain under my left shoulder blade, almost like someone was stabbing me in the lung every time I took a breath, but after a few minutes of NOT crying (but I was really close) it started to fade. Then I went to walk to the front to pay, and it felt like instead of using the clicky thing to adjust my hip, he used a nail gun. That feeling didn't go away until this morning, but it still feels oddly tight/burning.

So after my chiropractor appointment, I went to the mall to buy a few supplies for camping (going on a road trip to Vancouver). And I was shuffling, I couldn't even waddle for the first half hour. After a while I realised that I wasn't limping, but it wasn't because it didn't hurt, it was because there was a war between my left knee and my right hip - they were deciding which was the worst joint, and they tied.

Then I went to bed, and woke up this morning with some weird pain in some unexpected places. I'm going to go back to the chiropractor when I get back, mostly because I don't want to spend $50 for my first appointment with someone else, but also because he does it differently than my old chiropractor, and I'm interested to see if I get any kind of beneficial results with his method.

Monday, April 13, 2009


So, just thought I'd write a few words, let you all (both of you) know how I'm doing.

I 'm having some weird issues with my ribs lately. I used to have one rib on the left side that frequently subluxed, and it was easy to put back in place. Now I have (approximately) 4 ribs on the left side, and 2 on the right side that are subluxing FREQUENTLY, as in multiple times a day, and they take longer to put back in place, and they're more painful.

Aside from that, I had a wikkid Easter with all my family, and I ate a LOT of good home-cooked food ( YAY no instant mashed potatoes and KD Mac and Cheese!!!)

Oh, and my mom and step-dad built a 100ft wooden sidewalk, and my mom told me afterward "I think I have SOME idea of the pain you go through every day." - This was after she saw that I did as little as physically possible for 3 days, and saw me wince in pain and limp around the house.

Oh, and weird thing last night... I had NO balance AT ALL. It was like I was REALLY DRUNK. I hadn't had anything alcoholic to drink, and I can't think of anything that I could have eaten that would do it. I was also NOT taking ANY medications for anything. Anybody know if this is an EDS thing, or if it might be an EDS-seems-to-come-along-with-a-billion-other-medical-zebra-type-issues thing? Or is it just a normal-people-get-dizzy-too thing?