I've been having some back problems for the past couple of weeks. Actually, I've had lower back problems as a result of recently diagnosed scoliosis for about a year. But the recent flare up has included pressure on the sciatic nerve. So I feel some discomfort much of the time, especially if I sit for any length of time. If I'm walking or standing or lying down, I seem to be able to "work" through the pain.
Anyway, I decided that I needed to go to the chiropractor today. He did his routine, zapped my lower back with some electricity, added some heat, and I felt really good. I don't think I've been as diligent with going to him as I need to be. So I'm going to start taking better care of myself and get addicted to his kind of crack--the one that helps my spine.
While waiting in the office, I was listening to the news. Today's political sound bites involved "pigs with lipstick" with some mud wallowing going on, "lewd and crude" about the oil company and Dept. of Interior scandal, and more talk about family values, and "he said/she said" political mud slinging. I'm fed up with the whole political system. And I'm wondering what and who defines "family values". Let me know when you have the answer to that.
About the only thing worthwhile that got my attention was Hurricane Ike's cone of uncertainty becoming more of a laser beam aiming at Texas. I hope the blogger friends in Houston will be okay. Thinking of you all along the Texas coast.
Tomorrow is another day. Thank you God for this one and for helping me get through it with a sense of humor.