This week has been a huge blessing--lots of good and even some
bad, but over all, a blessed week! Starting off the week with
Valentine's Day probably had a lot to do with it. My husband and I
went to a very nice and quiet dinner at a place called Redstone in
Oakbrook Terrace. Their food is exceptional and we don't go too
often, but the splurge was worth it! My husband is an amazing man
and his love and support as I venture through my SECOND doctorate
is absolutely essential! I can't emphasize enough how important it
is to have support outside of the school to get you THROUGH
So you want to know the exciting news right? Well, in the tenth
trimester of my DC program, I started to work on a case study
abstract, which discusses a unique case that I encountered that was
treated successfully. After discussing the case with Dr. Solecki
(and getting permission from the patient), we submitted it to the
American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians to see if it would
be accepted for their annual Sports Symposium. After a couple
reviews and editing, I was informed that it was accepted for poster
presentation! Hard work does pay off!
Now, I am currently working on expanding the case study abstract
into a format that is suitable for the medical journal, Journal of
Chiropractic Medicine (JCM). It is a lot more work than the
abstract, and has included (so far) over 30 references including
textbooks and fellow research articles/case studies. Working on
that plus studying for midterms and writing papers for class has
been very difficult, but I am crossing my fingers that this will
also get accepted for publication. So wish me luck! This will make
my mission complete! (hence the title of the blog!)
On a less AMAZING note, over the weekend, I experienced a horrible
neck strain. I am actually writing this with (still) a sore and
terrible pain that does not allow me to turn my head to the left.
It was a pain that I have never experienced before! I received
treatments (chiropractic) over the weekend and followed up with hot
packs and anti-inflammatory supplements, and I feel exceptionally
better than the first day that it happened. I am telling you this
not to make you feel bad for me, but to attest to the fact that I
could not get through this weekend without our "medicine."
Advanced Clinical Theory
In Advanced Clinical Theory class, we've been working on
numerous cases and not only do we discuss all the possible
"pathology" occurring, but we also are encouraged to recognize the
"blissors." "Blissors" is a term that we've learned from Dr. Lou to
describe the things that make someone happy and content beyond all
the "pathology" surrounding him/her. This has inspired me to
examine my blissors and I will be including them at the end of each
blog not only to be a small reminder to myself but to all of you!
Have a great week everyone!
Blissor #1: Other than my husband, this little man is my favorite.
He is a miniature reminder of how good life is!