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April 21st, 2010

Treat The Whole Person

04_07_2010_cancer_funny_naturopathyYesterday, in meeting with my naturopath, Haley, it was time for my monthly weigh-in. I made sure to go to the bathroom first, removed my shoes, took my coat off, and sure enough, I had still gained seven pounds. I knew I had partied a little too hard on our trip to the Oregon coast and all that chocolate was now biting me in the butt, literally.

“Hey, I could always take my new boob out… that’s got to be good for four pounds, don’t you think?” I commented.

“Oh, you got it?” Haley asked excitedly. She must feel extremely comfortable with me because she hopped right out of her chair and placed both hands on either side of my right breast and said, “Cool.” Then again, I must feel comfortable, too, because I let her and didn’t think anything of it… until, I looked out the window, that is.

You have to realize, her office is surrounded by high-rise buildings. I quipped, “Hey, Haley, you do know that if anyone over there was looking in, they’d get an eyeful right now.”

It’s good to feel comfortable with one’s naturopath. You know what they say: “Treat the whole person.” Some just take that a little more seriously than others.


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5 thoughts on “Treat The Whole Person

  1. Thought of you today and thought I’d check in :) I love your poem. I close my eyes and picture the tropics. Your next vacation will be here before you know it! YAY!

  2. Hey RJ,

    I actually thought about you today, too, thinking, “I wonder when I have to get another heart test done and which nurse/technician that I’ll end up with?”… and then, there you are.


    Hope you have a great rest of the week.

    Me? I’ll be dreaming/writing/looking forward to the tropics.


  3. hey Maria…… I have tried to send you an email twice. Once as a reply to yours and then as a forward and both times it was bounced back to me? Did you guys get a new address within the last 2 days? or did you forget to pay the bill???? :) let me know…..

  4. Ria,

    Nope. No new addresses and we try to pay our bills on time. I’ll send you another one and see if that helps.

    I don’t want to say it’s an operator error, but… hee hee.


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