Friday, June 26, 2009


It's finally FRIDAY!! Not that we have big plans or anything for the weekend. Today I have my 3rd appointment with the chiropractor. I went on Wednesday after feeling like I was out of options since no one seems to care about my health in Kentucky. I called and made the appointment at 1:00 and was surprised when he said he could see me at 3:30. When I got there he took xrays and did a lot of exercises with me to find out where the pain was and what was causing it. It's his opinion that I have a bulging disc in my lower back. The xrays pretty much confirmed it. I have to get an MRI to be sure though and that is scheduled for 11:15 on Monday AM. I'm feeling ok right now for the most part but sitting down, especially driving, is excruciating. I want to go back to that ER doctor that saw me on Tuesday and told me there was nothing wrong with me and ask him how he got a medical license.

When the chiropractor told me I was going to have to get an MRI, he asked me if I had any place in particular in mind. I told him that I didn't know of anywhere around here and I would take whatever suggestion he gave me. He asked me where I worked and told me there was only one place in Mayfield that does MRI's, Pine Box Medical Center. I told him I had never heard of it. His reply: "Well it's actually called Pine Lake Medical Center but we call it Pine Box because they kill more people than they help." WOW. Obviously, I am NOT going there. He set me up with some place he recommends in Paducah instead.

I heard yesterday that a guy who used to work here in January was arrested this past weekend. He worked here for less than a week before he claimed he hurt his back on the job to get worker's compensation. A couple months ago I drove by his trailer on the way to work and noticed that it was just a pile of blackened rubble. Word is that he torched it himself for the insurance though I haven't cared enough to ask about it lately. But that has nothing on this. He stole a flatbed trailer and took his two small kids with him up to Benton, where I live. He parked this trailer less than 200 yards from a school and began brewing up Meth in the back of it...while his kids watched. BUSTED. It will be a loooong time before he sees the light of day again.

Those of you that know me, know I hate liquor and I strictly drink beer and the occasional Buttery Nipple. However, I have found my 2nd most favoritest little concoction. Equal parts Raspberry Stoli, Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice. It's delicious. Try it :)

Tomorrow should be pretty eventful. I need to get an oil change first thing in the morning, then we have to head to a BBQ and then a Luau to end the evening. Should be interesting to say the least. I would like to spend most of my weekend indoor in the A/C though. The temperature is 99 right now but it feels like 105. And since the A/C in my office is clogged by about 10 years worth of dust, it's 90 in here today. Is that even legal? I'm attempting to drink lots of ice water but every time I take a bottle of water out of the fridge to drink, it gets hot within minutes. Tomorrow the heat index is 110 degrees. Fun stuff.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!! And congrats to Amanda on her new job :)


  1. Thank you babe! Can't wait to see you :)

  2. wow yes stay away from Pine Box Medical Center - scary! That drink sounds delish! I'll have to try if I ever get to go out on the town again hehe :) Hope it's cooled down there for you.