Yesterday we went about an hour away to get Rich some help with his hip and lower back issues. The man he went to uses a system called “Dry Needling.” It’s similar to acupuncture but instead of putting the needles into Eastern Medicine points, they push them directly into the affected muscles and nerves. Then they attach a machine that puts electric pulses into the needles. After watching him go through so much pain for an hour, I was nauseous…I can’t stand seeing him in hurting so much. I went though, because I thought it would be good for me to drive him home. He normally isn’t fond of me driving, but I know he was really hurting, because he drove maybe ten minutes and then turned it over to me. I probably could have sat in their waiting area, but there was a really talkative woman there, and I just wasn’t up for it. I was hoping to just sit and read a magazine, but chose to watch Rich instead…Next time I’m bringing a book and staying in the waiting area, unless of course, the same lady is there. I’m normally fine with strangers, but she made me a little crazy. Had to tell the front desk that their water cooler was almost out of water and their Keurig could be refilled with water as well, and didn’t this building use to be a post office, and Rich and I made the perfect couple and now I could get a cup of coffee (that I don’t drink)….It went on and on. Plus I was already tense about Rich getting the needles, as this was his second treatment, and he’d golfed in between, and that was a big mistake. His muscles and nerves were inflamed from golfing so every time a needle went in, he almost screamed. He goes back twice a week until they think he’s fixed. I’m not sure how long that will be, but he’s got a lot more range of motion after they abuse him, so he does see immediate help…No other treatments gave him that.
It’s been raining on and off today, so we did some grocery shopping and I finished a book. I have a technique that Gina K did a while ago that she called embossing over watercolor, and I’m going to give that a go. I think I’ll wait a little bit and then go make some cards. Some days it takes a lot for me to go to the craft room. Today is one of those days.