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I wonder if I had anything to do with this. . .

December 3rd, 2003 · 1 Comment

Jordan Commons sold more tickets for PotC than any theatre in the world.

Hmm. I know I saw it there four times out of my ten.

I love this part:

Gunderson thinks one reason Utahns liked the movie was because they like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland and Disney World. But he also credits Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, the movie’s stars, as being quite appealing to Utah women.

“We had a lot of repeat business, especially from women,” he said.

It got so that Gunderson recognized some women who kept coming back again and again.

Quite appealing. Ummm, yeah. That’s the understatement of the year.

So remember how my regular chiropractor wasn’t in on Friday, so I went to another one? I ended up going back to that chiropractor on Monday, because were weren’t completely sure that I’d be able to get an appointment with Dr. Egbert. So we went in. Dr. Peterson showed me my x-ray, told me I had a degenerating disk, and recommended that I see him not only every day this week, but three times a week for the next month and twice a week for five months after that. A total of 41 treatments at $40 a pop. He also wanted to do some tests that involved having me raise both legs at once and lean to the right and the left, which he wanted to charge $20 each to do. That’s over $1700 damage to my car, you son of a butthead. (Sorry. Inside Bytheway joke. Explanations will be given on request). Anyway, we don’t have chiropractic insurance, so that’s a heck of a lot of money. We thought about it, and decided that if there was something seriously wrong with my back, I’d better go to a medical doctor where we have insurance. So at my appointment yesterday we told him we weren’t going to be coming back, and called our regular chiropractor for an appointment today.

I went to Dr. Egbert today, and told him a little bit about what had happened. We hadn’t gotten past “he took some x-rays” when he said “and he scared you, right?”

“Yeah, he said I had a degenerating disk. . .”

“And that you’ll be dead in two weeks.”

When we told him Dr. Peterson wanted to schedule 41 treatments, he said “maybe in your lifetime.” :D

I love having a good chiropractor.

So I go back on Friday. He also gave me some exercises to do at home, and wants me to come in and use his weight room (free of charge) at least 3 times a week to strengthen my back. And that’s that. We might consult an orthopedic specialist by and by, just to make sure everything’s all right back there.

Now, to make my new icon. Must find good Hornblower pics.

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  • 1 Pat // Dec 4, 2003 at 10:22 am

    Ok, I’ll bite. What is a “son of a butthead” and from whence did it originate? I love Bytheway terminology!

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