It had been many years since my husband and I were able to visit my brother and his family in California, but with our eldest nephew soon off to college, we decided to make the time for a little vacation. While I had planned every detail of the trip, one thing I didn’t plan for was the need for an Oceanside chiropractor.
My husband likes to think that he is only as old as he feels and while nearing retirement age, he spent our first day with our nephews on the beach, convinced he was perfectly able, and talented enough to master running along the surf and gliding gracefully over the sand on a boogie board. Our nephews continued to warn him that it wasn’t that easy. And it wasn’t. Nor was my husband quite that talented or graceful.
But my husband persevered and after an afternoon of trying, and falling, he finally admitted the boogie board had beaten him, though I am sure he is still convinced it was the design of the board and not his 60-year-old body that was at fault.
The next morning my husband was barely able to get himself out of bed and when walking into the kitchen for breakfast, he passed on the toast and coffee and asked only for a phone book and a recommendation for an Oceanside chiropractor who could see him on very short notice. This was day two of a ten-day trip and I knew unless my husband got some help, we would have to end the trip early and my husband would have to make the long flight back home in complete agony.
Thankfully, my brother, who learned long ago not to boogie board, was able to direct us to a great practice and after an appointment, a little rest, relaxation and cool drinks, my husband was able to enjoy the rest of our beach time, though had no desire to try boogie boarding again.