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Carlyn’s Journey-Ultimatums, XII

Submitted by on May 21, 2010 – 6:00 AMNo Comment
Carlyn’s Journey-Ultimatums, XII

“Life may take you where you least expect it, but always have faith that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.” Author Unknown

When I started going to my chiropractor, she informed me that she planned to have me pregnant within 12 months. So far, her plan had included a not so fun diet, and acupuncture.  The last plan to get me pregnant was the use of supplements. This is the point where Rob started to notice the depletion of our checking account.

My chiropractor believed that I had deficiencies in the body that could be helped with dietary supplements. As a matter of fact, she “tested” me to see what supplements my body was missing, and how much of them I needed.

Let me preface this by reminding you that I have a very open attitude to different approaches. When I was told what steps would be taken to “test” me, I said, “Let’s do it,” but on the inside, I was thinking I was in an episode of “Punked.” It wasn’t anything I would call “normal,”  but just like the quote at the beginning says, I trusted that at this time in my life, this was where I was supposed to be. So without hesitation, I let Dr. Coo Coo do her thing.

To test me for the supplement deficiencies, I had to lie on my back, put my left hand across my belly, and raise my right hand in the air. Dr. Coo Coo would put a jar of a particular supplement (let’s say a thyroid supplement) in my left hand. She would then tell me not to let her push my right hand (the one in the air) down. She would push, and then decide whether or not I needed that particular supplement. Then, she would decide how many I needed to take based on how weak my hold was.  (This is how I understood things to be, but for more information, you would need to consult a local chiropractor for explicit reasons behind the steps of this “test”.)

By the time I left the chiropractor on the day I was tested, I had bought six different supplements, and was taking altogether, about 34 of them a day. I had to buy one of those pill organizers that all the elderly folks get for their meds. It was a bit of overkill if you ask me, but who was I to argue with the hand?

It only took Robbie over viewing our monthly checking account statement once for the barrage of questions to begin.

Rob: “What did you spend $60.00 on at the chiropractor?”

Me: “Supplements.”

Rob: “Huh….what is that?”

Me: I Told him the whole supplement testing story. This probably wasn’t a great idea, seeing as how he’s not as opened minded as me, but I had to see his reaction, even if it was just for kicks and giggles.

Rob: Are you nuts…is she nuts? We cannot afford for you to be spending $60.00 a month on snake oil.

Me: “Oh Rob, it’s fish oil, not snake oil.”

Rob: “Look! She said 12 months! It has been 7. Can we decide that after we have reached the 12 month mark,  we will talk about looking for an infertility specialist.”

Me: “Absolutely!”

I basically agreed because I knew I was not getting any younger, folks. If I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted, then it was time for me to move on!

So, we had reached a decision that we were both happy with. The hard part was informing Dr. Coo Coo about our ultimatum. I told her that if we were not pregnant within 3 months, we would be looking at infertility specialists (again). I knew that she wouldn’t like this at all. If there was one thing I had learned about Dr. Coo Coo, it was that she was NOT a fan of modern medicine. I knew she would try to talk me out of it, but Rob and I had made a decision.

Three months passed with no pregnancy.

As much as I appreciated the holistic approach, I thought I was ready for a specialist that could get the job done.

The search was on, and we were ready.


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