Aug 142020

Terry and I have been going to Coastal Integrative Healthcare in Edgewater for years now, and the chiropractors who treated us have always been good. And the best of the best has been Dr. Meloney Thomas. She is an expert at what she does because she takes the time to get to know her patients and goes out of her way to help. The first time I walked in the place, I was using two canes and could hardly stand up, and within two or three visits, Doctor Thomas had me walking around much better.

After my recent nerve ablations, the severe pain I had for years is gone but there are a lot of other problems with my back, and I think the earlier pain masked them because after the ablation procedures, they became an issue. They are not as debilitating as what I was dealing with before the ablations, but still painful. And Miss Terry has been having some problems, too.

Now, I hate to say this, because they are nice people, but after Dr. Thomas left the Edgewater office and was sent to Palm Coast to run the office there, it just has not felt as good when I walked out of there. I’m not saying that the people working there are not competent or friendly, because they are. But they don’t have the years of experience with my body that Dr. Thomas does. She can watch me walk in the door and know what I need. So yesterday we decided to drive up to Palm Coast and have her work on us.

This time of year here in Florida, there are daily thunderstorms as weather fronts come in off the Atlantic Ocean collide with storms from the Gulf Coast. As I’ve said many times, here at our house we get a lot of thunder and lightning, but not much rain at all. But we sure ran into some rain yesterday on the way up to Palm Coast! It started sprinkling just as we got onto Interstate 95, and by the time we got to Daytona Beach, it was raining. A few miles north of Daytona Beach, it was like the sky opened up and it was coming down in buckets. Our windshield wipers couldn’t keep up with it, and I got in the right-hand lane and followed an 18 wheeler who was driving along at 35 or 40 miles an hour with his emergency flashers on. Most of the traffic was moving about the same speed, although there are always some fools that cut in and out of traffic and try to drive at 70 miles an hour, no matter what the weather conditions are. They are probably the same people who don’t wear a mask, either. Rules? What rules?

It was still coming down hard when we got to the office, so we made a mad dash inside. Dr. Thomas greeted us and took us back immediately and spent a lot of time with both of us. And when she was done, we both walked out of there feeling much better. It’s about 48 miles from our house to her office, but on the interstate, it doesn’t take all that long. Well, it doesn’t it’s not raining!

The rain had let up by the time we headed home, just a shower here and there. Since we were out anyhow, we decided to stop at Publix and stock up on groceries, and after spending a small fortune there, we are good to go for another two or three weeks, hopefully. I did notice that this time around, most of the people in the store were wearing masks. There were a few customers who weren’t, but they were a definite minority.

It started raining as we were coming home from the grocery store, and rained long enough to get us good and wet as we carried all the groceries inside. And then, of course, it stopped. Go figure.

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  One Response to “Has Anyone Seen My Ark?”

  1. Just an FYI, in Florida it is illegal to run on the interstate with your flashers/hazards on. The reason behind this is that flashers are for stopped/disabled vehicles and some flashers are bright making it hard to see what is happening if you come up on someone using their flashers in a heavy downpour. Headlights on in the rain, but flashers/hazard lights are not to be used. Not my opinion, but Florida law. Learned that when we moved here.

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