Monday, June 11, 2012
My husband's basic desires going in to chiropractic in the first place was to help people, and to be able to provide for his modest little family. A millionaire once told him at one of his weekly chamber of commerce meetings that he diligently attended (until the dues ran out), "You need three things to be successful. You need passion, skill, and opportunity. If even one of these things are missing you won't succeed." One of my favorite comedians of all time Lucille Ball said, "Ability is of little account without opportunity." The truth of the matter is that there is not an abundance of opportunity in the chiropractic profession as it is today. You will hear differently and it will do nothing but build false hope and waste more of your time and money in the long run. Mark my word those making a viable living in this profession are the minority.
This is the truth and must be shouted from the top of every mountain so those entering the Chiropractic Schools are being informed. My husband with my support ignored all the negative nay sayers and stayed positive surrounding ourselves with expensive coaches, retreats, and resources to fuel our success. In the end we failed. We would have failed sooner had we not been so relentlessly positive! We wouldn't have lasted a month in practice with the mountain of odds that were stacked against us but we did. We practiced 26 months and always did our best. I can't say we don't have regrets reflecting back on it all but I can't say that it all wasn't for our own good.
He graduated in August 2008 with his DC. Now, with no current license to practice anywhere remains just another statistic at this point. I hope this Blog has helped at least ONE PERSON avoid the debt and disenfranchisement that is Chiropractic. Obviously I am an open book and happy to answer any of your questions about our experience.
It was very therapeutic to put our story into the form of a blog from my point of view. Should my husband resurrect his license and begin to practice chiropractic again I will resume posting. In the mean time I am laying this effort to rest. I tire of moderating the myriad of bullshit comments of people claiming to have read my blog when the comments/claims/and questions they present prove otherwise. This blog has always been my experience and opinion. No one can make this stuff up! Comments trying to disprove or put me or my husband down as a result have never been published. Even the many who have commented only to pimp out their chiro products or services.
Thank you to those of you who have followed my story sincerely and saw it for what it was.
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