My mom was not feeling well, and most of the family thought that we just needed to give her time. I did not agree with them though. It was almost as if she was starting to give up, and that is understandable from a certain perspective. However, I love my mom, and I was not prepared to let her go down that road if I could help it. I had been going to a chiropractor in Pleasanton for myself for a couple of years at that point, and I asked him if there was anything he could do to help my mom.
My father died a couple of years ago, and then her arthritis has flared up something awful in the past year. Between those two things, she just did not have the energy to do anything that she had done when Dad was still here. My chiropractor urged me to bring her in for a consultation, as he felt that he would be able to help her tremendously since her arthritis was a major factor in all of this. Mom had no problem going, which was just another indication that she had lost the fight that had always been a part of her.
I went with her for the first few appointments, and it made me smile when she told me she could go on her own for the rest of them. She had not wanted to do anything on her own for a couple of years, and I could see that my mom was finally coming back to us. She still goes and gets regular adjustments, and she is a regular old spitfire once again. Her arthritis does not bother her like it had been, and she has even started dating a fellow she met at the senior center in town!