Thursday, June 18, 2009


That's what a chiropractor is called in Portuguese...I knew you were wondering.

So sorry to not update you sooner, but it's just been nonstop here.

I spent 3 hours in the chiropractor's office on Tuesday afternoon. To say that she was thorough would be an understatement. Exactly the kind of doctor's visit I like...someone who really listens to me and really gets to know me and my shell (body). Chiropractors are super rare around these parts. Like I said before, we were told there were none when we moved here. But, that is slowly changing and our chiropractor told us that there are actually 4 chiropractic schools here in Brazil now. A bonus though for our gal? She was trained in the U.S. and spoke perfect English. That was nice.

Basically it's like this...she fixed me up. Has my back hurt since we left there? Nope. Amazing. She confirmed that she does also suspect it to just be muscular, but will be looking at the x-rays the other doc took when we go back for our follow-up visit, still to be scheduled. I'll keep you posted.

And Cass? She's just fine. (Picture: One day at the park in kisses to the kids' favorite doll, which is actually one of my dolls from when I was little. They now each have a doll like that too. Thanks Aunt Marilyn!) In fact, after that morning that I posted about her cold and low-grade fever, she was fine by that afternoon. Thank you for praying for her!

She is quite the little mimicker these days. Everything we say or anything the kids do, she's on it. For instance, tonight when the kids were told to go to their beds, they all lined up with their hands on the wall, counted to 10, then ran to the bed. Cass got in on it a little late, so by the time she got her hand on the wall, they were already at about number 9. So, they took off and she stayed. She looked at me and started 'counting'...then took off too. Hilarious. Oh, and I found another tooth in her mouth the other day. My kids are such great teethers (I know, we're totally blessed with that). One day they'll just show up with a new tooth (or teeth).

Alright, gotta run. Just didn't want to delay my update any longer. Thanks so very much for the prayers. You guys are so great. We SO appreciate you all!! Love you!!


Melissa said...

So glad to hear you're doing better! Its hard to be the momma when you're in pain.

O.M.G. said...

i love your blog background. very pretty! glad you are better! that's awesome!! yay!!

Ali said...

So glad you are much better! Such great news! Sweet pic of Cass kissing her dolly! Congrats on her new tooth!

~ Ali

Anonymous said...

Glad you are doing good... never been to a chiropractor but I hear good things. Well actually my Great grandpa had a heart attack at the chiropractor and died but that nothing to do with the chiropractor (getting sick of writting that word out).

Do your kids drool a lot when teething?