Sometime in early July, Doc brought up the idea of riding our bikes from Shipshewana, IN to Fremont, OH; the town we both grew up in. At first, I thought he was a little crazy and there was no way we’d actually do it. However, there are those who dream big and never follow through with those dreams, and then there are your Terrance Waggoners of the world. So, after looking at our calendars, we decided on a date; August 9th.
As the theme song from Nacho Libre rang out from my phone (my alarm ring tone), I rolled out of bed and glanced at the clock. 5:20 am. My parents had spent the night as well, and I wasn’t surprised at all that my father (Doc’s brother) was already awake and getting things around. It can get a little confusing trying to figure out what to pack and where to put it when all you have are three pockets on the back of your shirt, a
vehicle that will be stopping to check on you several hours down the road, and then a separate vehicle bringing you back. So, I threw a few Clif Bars in my Jersey, a zip lock bag in case it rained (for keeping my phone dry), and a few rubber bands. You never know when you might need them. I meant to put a fresh change of bike clothes in my mom’s van so I could change if the day wound up getting hotter than expected. Unfortunately, I forgot and it ended up at my office instead. With the bikes loaded and our minds wondering what we may have forgotten (you know the feeling), we took off for Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Shipshewana, IN; the official start of our journey. Doc was already there getting his water bottles filled, tires pumped up, and Continue Reading »
My wife says I should write a book of all the interesting things that I experienced in my 27 year of practice. I would, but I don’t think anyone would buy it 🙂
So, I will just occasionally write one of my stories here on our blog page for you to enjoy.
It was the last week in March, and I was treating a 4 year old Amish boy. His mom was holding his baby brother. When I was finishing, the mom asked if I could treat the trigger point that releases the sinuses and eustachian tubes. To do this, I put on a finger cot and go into the mouth and swab the trigger point. Continue Reading »
I am the sole member of my entire family that roots for the University of Michigan. Granted, I grew up in northwest Ohio, but my home was closer to Ann Arbor than Columbus, so cut me some slack. Doc blames my father (his oldest brother) for failing to raise me up as a Buckeye fan. Either way, here we are in 2013, and I am still a diehard Michigan fan. Michigan Vs. Ohio State football is arguably the best rivalry in sports. Check that! It IS the best rivalry in sports. It was late in January that I made the comment to Doc that we should put something on the line here with his weight-loss goal. I made the comment that he should have to get all decked out in Michigan gear if he doesn’t reach his goal. He agreed, as long as I would do the same with OSU gear if he did reach his goal. Then, he took it a step further, and said that the loser would have to wear the “enemy’s” clothes AT THE BIG GAME! After the shock wore off of actually being Continue Reading »
Laughter is Good Medicine!
Twenty-six years of treating patients has produced a lot of funny stories over the years. I will not use any patient names to respect privacy, but will share some of the funny things that have happened over the years.
A newly engaged couple was in my treatment room together for adjustments. I was treating the female who was laying face down, and while I adjusted her Continue Reading »