been suffering a literal pain in the neck that's
my sleep so i went to a GP whose exam was so
didn't even look at or touch the affected area until
i asked him.
in the end all he did was prescribe a muscle
relaxant, which the
pharmacy tried to push 3x more of than i asked for.
being warned against them by a neurologist friend
stroke risk, i visited a
chiropractor who was pitched to me as a
holistic healer. interesting
but the adjustments were scary and
left me sorer than when i came in. so then on the
thanksgiving i gave acupuncture a try and it was
so i followed up with an even better practitioner
who was able
to pinpoint the problem through careful attention
was it small talk, genuine interest, or just a
distraction tactic to
get a better read on vitals when she asked what i
did for work?
i don't know, but when i told her i'm a contractor
she asked if
i made a lot of lists. not really, i explained,
mostly i just draw
plans and visualize the steps; the rest just bounces
my head. then, as if to contradict myself, sarah and
i made this
list to keep our weekend and then some
straight. ✓ to done!