Friday, October 03, 2008


I got my back stuck somehow. Thank goodness there is a chiropractor in the village and he rushed right over this morning. Remind me to send him good karma or whatever. He was terrific. He said I'd slightly twisted a vertebre and part of the problem was because I'd eaten too much chocolate lately, and my liver wasn't happy. I take that with a grain of salt. For the French, everything is the liver. You get a stomach bug, its a liver crisis. Your back hurst, it's your liver acting up. (Or they also say your kidneys hurt). You feel out of sorts - it's your liver. So he rubbed the kink out of my back, twisted my head and neck around, moved arms and legs in all directions, and said I should rest, and drink acid-y stuff like lemon juice. So here I am with my hot lemon juice and water (with some honey in it because ACCCK those lemons are sour!) and my back is feeling Much better. I'm still not ready to try out for the Olympic tumbling team, but I'm definitely on the mend.
To celebrate I had a chunk of chocolate.


Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad you are on the mend. Darn those livers eh?

Gabriele C. said...

Lol, looks like those French still believe in a weird version of humoral pathology. ;)

Glad your back is better.

Kate R said...

OW,ow, ow. Poor Sam.

At least he didn't mention humors or bile salts. Is this an MD sort of a doctor?

And is the chocolate going to put your liver in a better mood?

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Ouch, you poor thing. Funny though, how often it genuinely is the liver to blame - or the kidneys - if you unravel the reasoning back to Trad Chinese Medicine, you see how one organ impacts upon the other.
And now I'm off for a chunk of chocolate! :-)

Rosie said...

GG has chronic back problems. I always feel so bad for him when he has a flare up. I'm glad you are feeling better.

The liver? Really?

Wynn Bexton said... that's what's going doubt all that chocolate my friend Patrick brought me from Germany.
Time for a body cleansing and new exercise/diet regime. Ouch!