Chiropractor's Wife!

Chiropractor's Wife!
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

More Werking for the Twerking

My husband chose one of the exciting oppotunities in our new home land, and has been licensed and seeing patients for a few weeks. He is so happy. I am so happy for him. It took almost 7 years to obtain his dream position and a slew of unlikely circumstances unfolding as he pressed forward down the yellow brick road- stumbling on opportunity that seemed to be right outside his proverbial door waiting for him here.

Now that we are here we have the means to address the black hole of debt that chiropractic school and post graduate circumstances created. In fact... it's like we're standing at the top of the Grand Canyon like always with the canyon being our debt except for now... we have some rope and a tools to see how one day maybe we could cross it and get to the other side. Before, it was just a joke- an impossible dream. Now, maybe eventually, we can at the very least, position ourselves to make friends with someone who owns a helicopter!

Home ownership is on the horizon as well as a much over due family vacation to Disney Land. I can not tell you how nice it is to just have to send him off to the clinic in the morning with nothing but a kiss and a smile! Today, it is a pleasure to be a Chiropractors wife! I'll do my best to keep him!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Walking On Sunshine!

I dragged my family and relocated to another state and was a big ole meanie wife and mother! I asked my husband to quit his cushy Chemistry teaching job which was on route to tenure at a reputable High School to support me and my Insurance Sales career. Why Not? I had supported him through Chiropractic school and post graduate hell so why not?
We've been settled not even two weeks and he has had the time to decide whether to transfer his Teaching license, his Chirpractic Physician license, or both to our new home. One of my insurance members refused to join the plan I was selling her if her chiropractor wasn't on it. I looked in to it and sure enough he wasn't participating on it so I told my memeber I would go talk to him because I spoke Chirorpactic because I am married to one.

The next day this member called me and told me she just got home from her chiropractors office and let him know I was going to be coming and that my husband was looking for a job. She said he told her to tell me to come in and bring my husband with me so we did just that a couple days ago!

When we walked in there was a front desk employee (always a good sign) and Standard Process nutritional supplements on display along with a TV looping fantastic information they were too busy to see us. At our second stop in that day due to his business, I was still suspicious. It turns out he was open to joining my insurance plan and retiring and meeting to negotiate the possible scenerios about my husband taking over his practice. Lunch was planned for tomorrow. I wasn't too excited about it because it felt like the exact scenerio we've already been through. "Retiring" doc seeking to sell and bow out gracefully.

Meanwhile, yesterday my husband chose his favorite 7 local chiropractors and stopped in to a few gleaning two job interviews today. The first interview went extremely well. They specialize in Family Wellness and owned a Subluxation Station. She offered a salary plus bonus with the understanding she is looking for her associate to do exactly what she does. His second interview went very well too and basically hired him on the spot with a thousand more a month plus bonus. Looks like we'll be getting that Chiroractic license effective immediately.....

I'm walking on sunshine.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Knock Knock!!" "Whose there?" "Chiropractic!"

Just a recap for a new reader, My husband graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic/ Logan University Chesterfield, MO August 2008. He was not only class president for many semesters, clinicians assistant, but he was awarded master of Logan Technique in his class. We bought a 6 year old practice in his home town, worked our asses off, closed the practice over 2 years later (probably because my personal goal was to last at least 2 years even with no working capital running a cash practice), moved north to the biggest county in Utah where he made nothing Associating forcing him in to other avenues of income. He became a Chemistry Secondary Educator and we lived happily ever after!

I changed our families stars last fall when I obtained my Producer's license in Health and Life insurance. I actually landed a captive agent position with a reputable healthcare insurance company which equals security because it is a salary plus commission situation. My husband has since resigned his teaching job and is supporting me in my career as I move us out of State. It is safe to say that this Utah chapter of our lives is closed. He will be transferring his Utah teaching license to the new state and resuming a career of educating teens and producing rock and roll. Honestly, if I wore the pants, I would insist he just be a stay at home daddy and focus on his rock and roll exclusively!

As it stands now, he is still licensed in Utah as a chiropractor and has no intention of getting a license in our new state unless there becomes an opportunity worth the effort. It is quite expensive to maintain credentials of any profession and sadly, Chiropractic has betrayed us enough to know not to invest in it unless there is a solid reason to do so based on fact not good ideas about implementing it. Chiropractic has been nothing short of a JOKE.

I love LOVE and can't discount the experience as the premier Chiropractic Assistant to my husband and his office manager coupled with over 15 years of Medical Assisting that contributed to me obtaining such a brilliant career that will not only sustain our family, but provide it with everything I ever expected from Chiropractic: a little free standing living space, money for food, dates, vacation once or twice a year, car, insurance, and security. Joke's on you Chiropractic Profession! It's MY TURN!!

Now a scene from my life that gave me a chuckle. Part of my job is to market and I was at an event earlier this month with my table and Medicare SNP plan information placed between the ever popular and lovely Scentsy table and the National Guard. Prime location! As I set up the day of the event a woman walking down the booth aisles wearing a black shirt with NEON green writing that said, "IT WORKS" and the back of it said, "GET YOUR SEXY BACK". I shit you not, she stopped by the Scentsy booth and said, "MMmmmmm YAY Scentsy, my favorite table at conventions!! Do you have X, X, and X scents?" The excited Scentsy rep produced her scent requests hoping for an instant sale. The girl sporting the shirt said, "We have a booth just down the way a little bit giving free massages, care to trade?" The Scentsy rep said, "We don't do that." Man did I remember those days!! When she walked by my table I blasted her with, "PLEASE DO NOT TALK TO ME" Energy. It worked until half way through the event when she stopped to check my stuff out where I didn't volunteer any information about the fact that I was married to a chiropractor but asked if she was. She said she was not but the office assistant running the screening booth. When we were in practice we traded fresh eggs, veggies, quilts, legal advice, and our livelihood for chiropractic services. I don't miss that at all.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Comment Chiropractic Conundrum

Hello my faithful and friendly followers. I think there are about 2 of you all together and I have neglected you most severely. That is because I changed my stars!! Not only did I pass a test, get a producers license in Health/Life insurance, and get a grown up job that makes 3 times what my sweet husband makes, but I finished writing one of my books. My focus was on that stuff.....but hey, here I am. Regretfully my book isn't about chiropractic at all!! It is being published this month under my pen name and it's not a book that is socially kosher.

Surprised? I don't just muse about being a Chiropractor's Wife you know! When one is well adjusted the sky is the limit!!!

So I came here to do some housekeeping and provide you with a well deserved entry! First of all let me tell you, I moderate the comments and there must be a glitch because there are so many that I am drowning in them and had no notice that they even existed! I approved most of them but man, oh man, really? If you want to publicize your practice I am 100% for it but I'd rather you just do it, not try to sneak it in compliments! I see right through it. Busted!! I see you!! It's annoying!

As for you positive "Look at me, I am so rich from chiropractic. I worked my ass off and ignored losers like you to get to where I am." I appreciate those too. I really do. You deserve all the success and we deserve the business education you have to offer when you tell us in your spirited comments that only 5% of small businesses make it no matter what field you go into. Yes. Thank you. Thank you so much. Listen, it isn't okay. Those facts are completely unacceptable. It is not okay that modern chiropractors are in such a gross amount of debt due to the cost of education. An education that costs that much would do well to take some of that profit and purchase educational programs so that people like my husband had a shot. The secret is out! People... follow your bliss. If that bliss is chiropractic, win the lotto first.

Since you are busy and a tad lazy like me, I will once again explain the point of this blog. This blog exists to share my experience as a Chiropractors Wife. I tell you everything in hopes that you will avoid this for yourself. My story is not unique or is THE MAJORITY. If you want to ignore my story and others like it, go ahead. I sleep well at night either way. Perhaps the unique thing I will admit, is that our marriage is still in tact. Now that is rare whether you marry a woman chiropractor or a man!!

As per our 2013 tax return the Mobile Chiropractic business we started in September made $850.00. I think that is great!! So far for 2014 it hasn't made a penny. My husband teaching chemistry full time obviously deflects the time and attention from that endeavor resulting in less money. A no brainer. From experience, we prefer this situation to putting all the time and talent into the chiropractic only to be living in poverty. No thanks. His overhead to maintain his license, insurance, gasoline, and CE credits will use every penny that this mobile chiropractic has brought in. So alas, it is an expensive, but rewarding hobby. Family can depend on him for a lifetime of relief for free. It makes us feel really good at night but it doesn't pay the bills. My husband got into that field to help people, AND make money.

I have just decided my next post will be my survey results. You guys are going to LOVE it. I actually have to buy the results since the responses grossly outnumbered my free 100 response limit. When I upgrade my account, I'll be able to access every one of them to accurately make each one count. The results totally, completely, and utterly validate my entire blog. I can't wait to show you!!!