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Two close calls too many!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I've been suffering with my shoulder for a couple weeks now and decided I had to make the 45 minute drive to see my Chiropractor. I love my chiro. He's been working on me for about 12 years now. If it were not for him and his massage therapist (a 70+ year old Japanese man who specializes in Chinese torture techniques) I know I would not be moving today. Anyway, he told me to come'on in and he'd fit me in. He really cracked me up.

On my ride home, I had a couple really close calls. .. . you know, the sphincter slamming kind. The first was when a guy in a pickup truck (probably on his cell phone emoticon ) took a curve too wide and came over into my lane. I was on my Spyder and that probably saved me cos he was only inches from my front fender before he swerved back into his lane. If I'd been driving my car, he would have nailed me for sure.

The second one was a deer standing ON the fog line in a blind corner. The guy on a Harley in front of me nearly laid it down trying to move away from it. All I could do was aim towards the direction I wanted to go, duck my head and drive on through. Thankfully, the deer didn't move.

There were two more instances of absolute STUPIDITY that didn't involve me personally. In two separate occurrences, miles apart, impatient drivers passed other cars in no passing areas at insane speeds forcing oncoming traffic off the road. It really makes me hate to have to drive anywhere anymore!

So, I am very thankful to be home again safely.

I did good this weekend and today so far as my nutrition. Can't really work out like I need to until this shoulder thing calms down. But I am doing what I can.

Haven't had a chance to catch up on what's going on with you . . . but I'm looking forward to hearing how everyone's doing.

Time for me to get horizontal!!!
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    I bet those stressed events really made you tense back up some...but glad you are feeling better. I have had back surgery and am afraid to use a chiropractor..but I used to before that and loved it. Now it is also a money issue.
    1827 days ago
    Glad you made it through your close calls safely. I do not know what is up with people. I was riding in a 30 mph school zone with a double yellow line. Someone came storming up behind me then went flying around. Tonight some woman was in her SUV and on the back of my trike and the little hesitation during shifting I thought she was going to nail me. People just do not seem to care as long as they do not get caught.
    1831 days ago
    It's all about defensive driving isn't it! Hope your shoulder is feeling better soon. Wouldn't it be nice if we were given extra packages of body parts when we were born like the little packages of buttons and threat you get when you buy a new sweater - LOL!
    1831 days ago
    Thank heavens for chiropractic, massage and the grace we sometimes experience avoiding close calls! Glad you are safe. Take care.
    1831 days ago
    Glad you are ok... people are crazy out there!
    1832 days ago
    The traffic here in New Zealand is just as bad hubby drives 8 hours a day and he is pleased to get off the road when we get home, very stressful.
    1832 days ago
  • BEBARB149
    Glad you made it home safely. Some people get stupid when they get behind the wheel. Of course, deer aren't to bright at any time. Hope your shoulder is better soon and you can get back at it.
    1832 days ago
    Wow - glad you made it home in one piece!!! What a ride.

    Hope your shoulder feels better soon.
    1832 days ago
    Those close calls are scarier on a bike than in a car. I'm glad you are OK.
    1832 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Have a GREAT day spite...and I love the mouse cartoon! Thanks!
    1832 days ago
    what a day
    1832 days ago
    After your day, horizontal is good. Hope today is better! HUGS!
    1832 days ago
    I am glad you are feeling better now, take it easy. I hope you don't have to worry about anymore close encounters anytime soon.
    1832 days ago
    Glad you are safe. Driving is getting worse and worse, DH and I just look at each other sometimes.
    1832 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    So glad that you are home safe. We have an Awesome God. He watches over Us 24/7. Very scary though. Hope your shoulder is improving and You are on the road to recovery. Love the Quote and Cartoon Picture. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1832 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/18/2013 1:31:48 AM
    Omg! Cat! I'm glad you made it home safely too! There are days when you really have to wonder how there aren't many, many more accidents! I see it so often!

    Take it easy and I hope that shoulder settles down for you.

    1833 days ago
    I'm so glad your OK. and I hope your shoulder is getting better. Thinking of you. Irene
    1833 days ago
    I have only had one close call in my four years of riding. I'm so glad you are ok!


    I wish everyone would just slow down and take breath. Is getting where you are going five minutes sooner really worth jeopardizing lives, on two, three or four wheels??!

    1833 days ago
    Cat-- I love the mouse and the moon image! And, little mouse is so wise. I'm glad you got home safe...those were creepily close calls. Some days it feels like there's crazy dust in the air just for the purpose of making it unsafe to be on the roads. I know how frustrating the pain thing is. I hate those days when I just have to give in to it. Sigh. I hope it eases up soon for you. --Lou
    1833 days ago
    Glad that you're home safely! OH MY GOSH! Hugs and smiles.
    1833 days ago
    I loved my chiro also and really miss her

    hope you are feeling yourself very soon
    1833 days ago
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