Seeing people go.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
Without a doubt the hardest thing about caring about someone is the time when they have to go.
It is no different in my practice.
Believe it or not (and it’s unfortunate how many don’t believe it) I care about every person that I’ve seen in practice. Some of you I will have the privilege of caring about you for a lifetime and for some of you only a brief instant – you won’t even be accepted under care.
*The reason I won’t accept you is that I care enough about you to let you know that my practice is not the correct one for you at this moment so let’s find you someone who can help you better right now.
Over the years I have changed a lot. I take things less personally, I am far more patient and feel less and less pressure to ‘feel’ right all the time.
The one thing that is still hard (very hard) is when people leave the practice. Some people leave for wonderful reasons – next stage of life – getting married – new job. In this case it’s a celebration.
Some people leave because ‘chiropractic’ didn’t work.
Of course chiropractic always works but what this statement (chiropractic doesn’t work) really means is “By coming here I didn’t achieve the result that I wanted.”
I can’t argue that… because it could be true
Remember, subluxation (spinal misalignments putting pressure on the nerves) are not the cause of any or all problems but are implicated in all of them.
In this case it’s sad because in many cases I’ve seen the end of the movie, as my friend Dr. Jamie says… and it usually doesn’t end well. I wish they would at least say, “THIS chiropractor didn’t give what I wanted, lets try another one.”
But UNLIKE any other profession, for many it’s that chiropracTIC – the whole profession – didn’t work..
I want everyone to know that if you have left our practice, we are still here for you. We still care and the door is always open, if not for care then at least for a hello.
…and the least you can do is bring some coffee… Long Americano, please!