Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I Believe In Tai Chi

Last Friday, I went to the ophthalmologist to have my eyes dilated and checked. This is a big deal. He came back and said the magic words to me, "NO DIABETIC INVOLVEMENT". It's not like I need a reason to hug and kiss my wife.

Today, I was supposed to have a small procedure where they put a form of Novocaine into the facets in a section my spine. I had tai chi yesterday. I was asked to rate my back pain from 1 to 10, and i said a "1". The male nurse, who in September had seen me almost carried in asked me to touch my toes, and then bend over backwards. Then I did a bunch of big hip circles, and I picked my knees up just about to my chin, while I was standing. They wanted to know if I could tell the difference before and after the injection. I stuck to the truth and told them I didn't know. So the procedure was canceled because I wasn't in enough pain.

The nurse walked me to the waiting room so the lady at the computer wouldn't bill me, and he announced to everyone, including my startled wife who was going to drive me home since I wasn't going to be able to drive myself, that I was being sent home because I wasn't in enough pain. I was sooooooooo bad, my wife just looked at me like I had committed a crime. She said, you have screwed up my entire day, and this is going to cost you. I immediately blamed the doctor, and the physical therapist. Nothing doing, she was getting dinner out no matter what. All of the way out of the waiting room, I kept saying, "Really, the doc is way too good...."

Somewhere around the car, it dawned on me, and i started laughing. They cancelled the procedure because I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH PAIN.

Does this happen a lot to you all? Or I am living in the Twilight Zone?

11 comments:

mist1 said...

Massage therapy has replaced my anti-inflammatories.

The CEO said...

There's a whole side of living I haven't tried yet.

Alison said...

I'm thinking that what you got was NOT the short end of the stick.

Claudia said...

That rocks CEO! I took a couple of tai chi classes and it's harder than it looks!!

The CEO said...

I scored big time! Even my cat came over and gave me 5. She also whispered, "Don't let them try to give you no stinking pills either"

hester said...
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cmhl said...

Good for you!!!!

Odat said...

Hot damn! Wonderful!!!!
Peace

Claudia said...

cats are good like that, no?

Pickled Olives said...

Great news! Reiki helps my inflamatory arthralgia and sex cures my tension.

Crankster said...

Fantastic news!