My Chiropractor (Cracks me up)


I’m sure we’ve all had one of those nights where you toss and turn, unable to sleep, your mind solving the problems of the world.

And with plenty of time to spare reviewing that bucket list that has been gathering dust…

I had one last night…

I tossed and turned in the early hours this morning, hindered by a plaster cast on my left leg, some minor discomfort in my right foot, and an aching neck, possibly brought about by not sleeping in the usual position I might normally.

I’m not one to create bucket lists to be honest, but my mind’s eye did turn to the climbing I have planned over the next few years, I could see those tall peaks in Nepal and Tibet with me making my way to the summits.

A boy who dreamed of big mountains
A boy who dreamed of big mountains

I think it even brought a smile to my face…

And of course my attention focused back to the here and now, the recovery I need to make from the recent surgery, the exercise program I need to undertake, which will include trail running and hill running; high intensity training on the rowing machine and out on the water on one of my racing kayaks, and I’m even contemplating Muay Thai boxing for specific conditioning.

Baz - Terrigal Beach, Australia
Baz – Terrigal Beach, Australia

Not to forget the technical mountaineering skills, getting back out into the Blue Mountains to hone those skills with the team from the Australian School of Mountaineering, especially self-rescue skills.

Baz - Climbing "Sweet Dream" Blue Mountains, Australia
Baz – Climbing “Sweet Dream” Blue Mountains, Australia

After all it is great until it goes all wrong, so best I have the skills to deal with that!

Even practicing something seemingly easy, but in reality is quite difficult, handling ropes and tying knots with large snow gloves on.

And for someone with a handful of thumbs, and even has trouble tying shoe-laces this is something I need to work on…

Baz -  Boar's Head, Blue Mountains, Australia
Baz – Boar’s Head, Blue Mountains, Australia (Um,not the time for too many thumbs?)

I’m sure I must have breezed in and of sleep, but as the first rays of light were piercing the eastern skyline that “crink” in my neck ruled out any more sleep for me. Mind you, normally I would be heading for The Shed at this time of the day to exercise…

The Shed
The Shed (The Font of all knowledge)

I lay there, this time no thought of a bucket list, or climbing, or exercising, just my mind’s eye counting down the minutes to my chiropractic appointment with Greg, the owner of Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic in downtown Sydney.

I have had my body adjusted by the team at the clinic at least once every fortnight for years, and needless to say I am a great fan of this centuries old treatment…

And we usually get a couple of laughs in between the contorted positions I’m placed in.

All I can say is, I hope he cracks me up today!

22 thoughts on “My Chiropractor (Cracks me up)

  1. 7feetnorth April 21, 2013 / 10:25 am

    I hope you have a fast recovery! I can imagine it’s difficult for you to just sit there! I love your shed by the way.


    • Baz - The Landy April 21, 2013 / 10:49 am

      Thanks, and yes, The Shed, the font of all knowledge…. 🙂


  2. Carol Page-Potter April 19, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    That first photo, may be the only shot we ever see of you doing “nothing”. THAT cracked me up! I liked that you were imagining your upcoming training and climbing, and I think you could use that time to your advantage by imagining yourself being proficient and successful in your upcoming adventures. Good luck on your recovery!


  3. margaret Mauillon April 19, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    Hope you make a speedy recovery.Love from the French crowd.


    • Baz - The Landy April 22, 2013 / 11:35 am

      Hi Margaret, all going very well thank you. Just a case of patience and time! And I trust all is well for you and family in France!


  4. April 19, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    However I am routing for you Baz !!!


    • Baz - The Landy April 19, 2013 / 2:54 pm

      I’m well on the road to recovery, thanks for that… 😉


  5. April 19, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    I think in general there is a problem with Chiropractor’s . I have done it but don’t get it.


    • Baz - The Landy April 19, 2013 / 2:53 pm

      Yes, it seems to be a profession that can polarise people!


      • April 19, 2013 / 11:07 pm

        If it works for you thats all that matters!


  6. znara April 19, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    Why is it that we must solve the worlds problems while at rest? Why not while doing the dishes or brushing our teeth, when we need the distraction. When the mind gets quiet you just never know what will surface. Hope you sleep better soon 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy April 19, 2013 / 2:51 pm

      All good thanks, quick neck adjustment and as good as gold, well apart from the feet 😉


  7. Mountainstroh (Tony) April 18, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    Went to one LONG ago, every time he would crack my neck I would yell, started scaring the people in the waiting room. Never hurt when I showed up but always did when I left. After a few visits never went back. I know others that swear by them, so hell if it works and lets you sleep, go more often!

    great pictures pal!


    • Baz - The Landy April 18, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks, and funny thing about Chiro’s, some people swear by them, and others have had your experience! Cheers, Baz


  8. travellingbag April 18, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I love your attitude Baz and wow – what a shed 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy April 18, 2013 / 2:40 pm

      Ta! And you must be getting excited about Nepal…! 🙂


      • travellingbagt April 18, 2013 / 7:36 pm

        Excited, yes, but the word really doesn’t cover it – it’s a mixture of emotions after 10 months of planning and training. It’s got to the point where I just want to get on that plane 🙂


      • travellingbag April 18, 2013 / 11:08 pm

        Excited and a little nervous at the same time – after 10 months of planning and training it’s hard to believe there’s only 3 weeks to go.


    • Baz - The Landy April 19, 2013 / 7:45 am

      I’ve been following a number of climbers over there and it is all go at present…!


  9. honeydidyouseethat? April 18, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Have never been to chiropractor. You go even if you don’t have any complaints?


    • Baz - The Landy April 18, 2013 / 2:39 pm

      Yes, general alignment of the spine, especially given the weight lifting I do.


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