Oh man, talk about the truth coming out of hiding!
When I walked into my physical therapist’s office for the first time, I brought a disk of my x-rays of my back, so the poor man would know what my dilemma is. The problem is that I had no concept of how enlightening the x-rays would be. Years ago, I had seen some x-rays of my teeth, and later x-rays of my knees, and all these pictures showed were my bones. I can handle THAT!
In the days before 3D x-rays all we saw were skeletal pictures leaving the flesh details to our imagination—or so I thought! Now technology has improved, as I was about to learn! My physical therapist invited me into his office to examine the x-rays with him so he could point out what was wrong with my back.
Keep in mind that despite my “wild and whacky” ways I am pretty conservative about some things… like I hide in the dark to change my clothes as I don’t want to scare anyone. After all, after bearing two children, my body didn’t want to go back to “the way it was” prior to my kids’ births. My lean bikini days are LONG GONE!
So, here I am back in my physical therapist’s office and he has loaded the disk of my back and the pictures are slowly coming up on the screen of his computer. Realize; the x-rays show from my shoulders down past my waist to my hips. What I was not prepared for was how realistic the pictures would be as they included my flesh as well as my bones. Just what I “wanted” to do… stand essentially naked in front of an unknown man; as to me the pictures depicted me as “Granny” from the old cartoons in the Playboy Magazine.
I worked hard at not shrieking, “Oh My God! That CAN’T be me!” as I contrived to hide my vivid flush that spread across my face. To add insult to injury the x-ray technician’s descriptive report even described the food still digesting in my colon. I was so embarrassed I’m not sure my therapist witnessed me crawling from his office to escape these sights!
The next time the doctor wants me to get x-rayed I’m wearing a suit of armor with a skeleton etched on it.