Being Thankful

The-Things-I-Am-Thankful-For-A-Special-Needs-Thanks-GivingI have not once forgotten the theme of this blog. Every day I am grateful and thankful for at least one thing or person. I believe that I will remember to do this for the rest of my life. Without all of the people who have entered my life be it for a moment or for a long time I would certainly be alone. I value everyone in my life and am thankful.

Two days ago I, physically thought I was doing well. After breaking up camp I started to get in the drivers seat and something went kablooie in my lower back. OUCH!!!!!! All of a sudden I could not stand up straight and I could not sit down comfortably. After taking a motrin, I got on-the-road.

I was about two hours out of Spearfish, SD. I remembered this chiropractor I had seen two years ago when I came through this area. He has moved on but Kari has moved in. I made an appointment to see her later that day. I limped into her office and she began to work with me. After several adjustments I walked out standing straight and remained sore.


She sent me out with an ice pack and I decided to spend the night so I could see her the next morning. I did not see much of Spearfish. I did see a lot of the KOA where I stayed. Every hour, on went the ice pack. After 20 minutes I took it off and walked the park. I did this until it got dark and I went to bed.

The next morning I was feeling a bit better. Back I went for one more adjustment and sports tape to my back. As I drove into Nebraska yesterday, I was on the same routine, ice pack to my back, while I was driving and then stopping and take a walk. This morning I am better, not great but better.

Dr Kari Bennett

Dr Kari Bennett

I am so thankful for Dr Kari. She was kind and very professional. Because of her I am still on-the-road. The second day I saw her she usually doesn’t see patients in the morning, but she put me in at 8 a.m. so that I could get on my way. Now that is nice. Would I return to her when I am in the area again? In a minute. Today I am thankful for all the chiropractors that have ever treated me. Because of them I am able to go out and stretch my limits.

IMG_2632Now I am in Bassette, NE. I spent the night last night in the Rock County Fair Grounds. I was tired and sore and there was a camping sign but I couldn’t quite figure it out. I saw another RV and the man told me that it is open for camping when not in use. What a great place to stay. I had an electric hook-up and a great view. Elsie loved it because it was quiet and she felt safe to explore.IMG_2611

If you have never been to northern NE, and I bet many of my friends have not, it should go on your list. What pretty country. There are rolling hills and wide open prairies and plenty of water. They have been getting a lot of rain here. I even got to see a bald eagle at one of the small lakes. I felt blessed.



I am ready to roll soon. I am taking my time. Well right now I am laying on an ice pack. Oh Lord!!!! This morning I am standing straight, though. That is an improvement.

Thank you chiropractors everywhere. Today I am grateful.

I think you all probably already know but just in case, if you click on the pictures they will enlarge.

9 thoughts on “Being Thankful

  1.  Janet, I mapquest where you are at and you are 887 miles from me in Indiana! Hope you get this message because when I clicked on comments, it would not go there. Hugs and hope to see you, Ruby from the BC site.PS: sorry to hear about your back.

  2. Glad you’re doing better with the back. My back often goes out like that right before a trip…I know it’s the stress of all I have to do to get ready, and I thank chiros too! (and massage therapists).

  3. Hi Janet, So glad you are OK. Hang in there, be safe. In Chicago doing shuttles. Bumper busses is more like it. Already 2 crashed into each other. Not bad thank the good lord. Miss you Ann E

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. agreed about chiropractors, add acupuncturists ,too!
    heat after the ice helps me
    Sombra gel is excellent, best I’ve ever used.
    Do you use Amazon , General Delivery, or whatever? They carry the gel

  5. Smart lady to veer from your plan and take care of yourself. Glad you found Kari! I’ve driven through Nebraska, beautiful state. Now I’m motivated to actually stop next time.

    Go Elsie! Glad she was feeling bold enough to explore.

    FYI I just bought a portable wireless pet fence for the Sisters. While searching they had systems for cats as well. 🙂 xo

  6. Thank you for sharing your story. I just lost my husband and I wish I was as brave as you. I would love to travel but not comfortable being alone. I’m glad you have so many wonderful people in your life. I’m thankful for being able to enjoy your blog. Take care and keep blogging. Stay safe.

    • Oh Faye I am so sorry. There are all kinds of brave. I think sometimes just getting out of bed in the morning is a brave act. Regarding traveling alone, if it makes you uncomfortable travel with others. I find that all I have to do is put out the suggestion and someone says yes. Where do you live? I would travel with you. Just say when. I am sure we would have a lot to talk about.

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