Thursday, September 9, 2010

Have you ever....

..had a day where you feel pretty good..happy..all sorts of healthy..

..and loving the fall-like

..and loving an early-out day because you have a "look-see" appointment with your hubby's chiropractor?

See Exhibit 1:

You go the young {like about 13 years old...}chiropractor..and she takes X-rays..
See Exhibit: 1-a

...and then you find out...

one shoulder is lower than the other one..


See exhibit 2:

"OK..well that's not too bad..right?" says me..all curious and trusting..

"well..." says she..{insert nervous chuckle}."there's also.....that 'curve' in your spine..see this? It's pretty common as one .... um....ages.."

See Exhibit 3:

"EEK" I say...

"And then there's this..." says she.."uneven shoulder, crooked spine......and one hip is lower than the other.."

See Exhibit 4:

.."and...because of your uneven leg 'appears' to be longer.."

"Seriously...seriously? Well, isn't  that just ..awesome.."

See exhibit 5:

" I don't feel so good...all crooked and all."

And..there's this nursery rhyme that keeps running through my head...

" There was a Crooked Man  Woman"

There was a crooked man woman and She walked a crooked mile,

SHe found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.{what the heck is a "stile" ?}

SHe bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.

And they all lived together in a little crooked house

Getting old{er} is certainly not for wimps, huh?

*note to self: check the foundation on the house...


Mellodee said...

For years I had to shorten just one leg of any slacks I bought, because one leg was longer than the other. Then I went to a chiropractor who after several visits and adjustments, got the short leg to be as long as the other. Then I had to RE-ALTER about 10 pairs of slacks!!! :)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love you for making me smile on a regular basis!
I got up early and decided I could just as well start painting a bit on a sketch I did last night, and the minute I sat down I got a pain in my middle back.......a nerve getting pinched. I guess I'm crooked as all get out myself! haha
Have a great crooked day!!

Gaston Studio said...

LOL, love your sketches, keep it up.

diane said...

Don't worry you are not on your own, it is happening to al of us. You didn't mention that when one shoulder is lower that makes one boob lower.
A style is the thingy like a step to climb over a wall/fence. (seen in England)

Karen said...

how bizarre that just yesterday I went and got an extra for my as-yet unfigured-out illness, and the x-ray tech said, "oh and by the way, did you know you have scoliosis?" She showed me the x-ray and sure enough, crooked as anything.

ain't for city gals said...

Really true..sometimes ignorance is bliss!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-chuckle- I just knew, with a beginning like that, this post had to be going downhill, from there.

Right! Growing old[er] isn't for sissies.

But for now, the alternative is unthinkable.

For now...

Sue said...

Awwww Colleen you are in good company! Yep, I too have one low shoulder, off hip, longer leg and bent spine. My two best friends are also afflicted. I think it is epidemic! (Fashion designers take note!)



Laurie said...

I like Sue's comment above! Can you imagine a special clothing store for people with crooked bodies!? You'd need special hangers to hang the clothes right!
Anyway, yes you're in good company. Maybe start a support group for lopsided people?

Vee said...

Oh dear...why am I laughing over this terrible assessment? Are you sure you were standing up straight? Is she gonna yank you back into place? If she does, I want to know about it! Your sketches are priceless!

Lola Skw said...

ROFLOL - your sketches are awesome! And I think that as you don't walk with a limp and don't have to slurp your soup from a bowl on the floor (that would be a baaaaaaad case of scoliosis), your case is not hopeless! Hugs- Lola ;0)

Life is good! said...

well i would rather walk down a crooked path than a straight one. oh, i know that doesn't help you. just thought you'd want to know. and i agree about getting older is not for wimps! have a great crooked weekend!

Debby said...

Sorry about that. What are the suggestions, where do you go from here?