Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Yesterday I got up early and started getting ready for work. I reached for the toothpaste and had a pain shoot across my lower back. I tried to work through it and get dressed but ended up taking the advil/extra strength tylenol mixtue that replaces prescribed Ibuprophen. It got worse all morning and I went home sick at 11:30.

I got an appointment with the chiropractor for 4:20 and was terribly happy when the time came to go see him. They put me on the electronic shocker for about 20 minutes to relax all the muscles in my back. While I was hooked up I moved my knees down the table at least four times. That means that through the relaxation my muscles released my legs enough that they extended at least two inches longer than they did when I got on the table. That makes sense because I was pretty tied up when I went in.

He twisted me around a few times and popped the vertebra that always causes the problem. My muscles were fighting him pretty good but he finally got it to pop on the right side. I went home and within two hours I was feeling pretty good as long as I did't move. This morning when I got out of bed I felt fine until I tried to put on my boots - it felt like I was hooked to a 110 volt wire when the shock went up my back. I finally got dressed and feel pretty good so am going to work.


Delirious said...

Like Inklings always says, "Getting old isn't for sissys." :)

Nene said...

Hope you back gets better.

Amber said...

back pain is not fun, i remember going to the chiropractor, it makes you feel so much better! hopefully your back is doing better today!

Debby and McKenna said...

Hope you are feeling better. I've had that happy many times. Me and the chriopractor are good friends. haha

Native Minnow said...

"I was feeling good as long as I didn't move."

I know that feeling all too well.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I had to go last Friday. You should go to your regular Dr. and ask for muscle relaxers and take them after you go to the chiropractor. You'd be amazed at the difference the next day. :)

Dee Ice Hole said...

Yeah or just drink whiskey until you relax all over.