March 19, 2004

a twist with a twist

My back has been “out of whack” for going on two weeks now. It sucks. I don’t like it.

I don’t like it when I can’t tie my shoes and have to wear flip-flops to the office. I don’t like it when using the ladies room carries with it worry about if I’m going to be capable of wiping, fer christsake!

Nope, I’m not liking this at all. The pain and immobility clearly visible in both my movement and face inspired office co-workers to proffer everything from advice, to anecdotes, to referrals, to apologies.

After a nearly tear-inducing incident putting my socks on Wednesday morning, I broke down and called a chiropractor whom came highly recommended (and he would work around my not having insurance until April 1st – bless his heart).

After a heavenly bit of some machine with electrodes delivering some sort of therapeutic shock-therapy and a “G5 massage” (it feels like someone’s rubbing a car buffer up and down your back, butt and legs!), I received my first adjustment.

At least, the poor doctor attempted to give me my first adjustment. It was a lower adjustment only. I accidentally knocked him in the mouth as he was putting me on my side, I felt so bad. He put my right leg in a painful position and then he set doen on me saying “Now exhale deeply…” and with that he pounced on me, eliciting a small “pop” in my back. Ahhh that felt good. Now the other side. Pounce #1 – no pop. Pounce #2, still no pop. Okay, stop now!

Fortunately he did. After some advice to not use the heating pad I just shelled out $30 for a couple nights previously, he made a second appointment and sent me on my way.

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That evening I attended an employee screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind… how glorious it was! I absolutely love Kate Winslet, and she was so adorable in this film. How a guy could not totally fall in love with her after seeing her in this film is beyond me, but I’m a chick, so what do I know.

I liked everything about the film. To this viewer, it didn’t falter like it could have – it didn’t end as I expected, it didn’t begin as I expected… I even liked Jim Carrey in it! Or rather, his being Jim Carrey didn’t especially put me off of this film. Fine performances all around, an again wonderfully-refreshing script penned by Charlie Kaufman, with such a great showcase for the directing prowess of Michel Gondry. I loved it I loved it I loved it. When it comes out on DVD I’ll pick it up on the Tuesday it comes out, I’ll even see the film again in theatres… perhaps more than once.

But I won’t be seeing it again this weekend. I won’t be doing anything but going to the chiropractor again and laying flat on my stomach with ice on my back, hopefully in a state of ibuprofen-induced coma.


posted by julie at March 19, 2004 02:21 PM


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