My mom kept telling me to go to her Pleasanton chiropractor over and over again when she saw me shuffling around the house in pain over one particular weekend. I have no idea what I did to my back. I just woke up one morning, stretched, and suddenly, I felt pain. I stayed in bed for a bit longer with the thought that the issue would subside, but it did not. I dragged myself out of bed around 20 minutes later. I had to get up for work. I then found myself struggling to get through the work day. I hoped that it would not continue on, but my troubles lasted until the next weekend. Mom came over to try to help me get things done around the house, while I complained. She encouraged me to get help, and I hurt so much that I finally told her that I would.
My parents know that I am pretty stubborn when it comes to getting help. I do whatever I can not to ask for it or even seek it out. Dad says that I got that from him, and I really believe it. He is even more stubborn than I am. It really gets my mother frustrated with both of us. I feel for her because sometimes our being so stubborn really affects her. Mom felt like she had to beg me to go see a dentist when I had tooth pain. So, she wasn’t surprised when I kept trying to ignore her pleas to me to do something about my back troubles.
I showed up at the chiropractor’s office the next Monday morning. I had finally given in and could not wait another day. I walked in feeling dejected that I had given up, but I had no choice. But I was willing to try anything at that point. I walked out of there feeling better than I had all week. I also realized that I should listen to my mom more often.