Blessings in Disguise
A few years ago I had trusted in a philosophy that several chiropractors in my area had become aligned with and after engaging 1 full year in their program with great results I transferred to someone who was closer.
I just finished up my second year of rigorous chiropractic care without the results I had desired and expressed my concern to my second chiropractor. He asked if I was doing the exercises at home & I admitted I had backed off a little.
He just shrugged his shoulders.
I left wondering if it was my fault I wasn’t getting the results I desired.
Then my friend shared with me a new chiropractor she began seeing who specializes in upper cervical care and “atlas” issues and told me I should check him out.
I hate change and I really liked the guy I was seeing plus it was easy to get into him and he was close. But something kept nagging away at me. I ran into my friend again and she gave me a coupon for $50 plus a hand out explaining the care he provided and it all looked intriguing.
A voice in my head said, “Why not? You’re not happy where you are. You’ve invested 2 years with this particular type of care and you still have headaches. It may be time to try something new.”
So I called, scheduled an appointment and in the back of my mind as I hung up I thought, “I will probably just cancel because it’s too far to drive.”
Then as the days passed, I began to feel more confident and comfortable that I was doing the right thing. So I called my old chiropractor and told him I was switching. When I stopped by for the X rays he gave me my final bill and it was DOUBLE what I had expected.
He never billed my insurance the 12 visits I was allowed per year saying that they didn’t cover maintenance (but they do cover 12 visits per year). He agreed to credit me for the 12 visits and apologized for the miscommunication.
I could dwell on the fact that had I never switched I would have never caught this or the fact that he was telling half truths or the fact that I felt horribly violated and taken advantage of but I chose to find the blessing in this unpleasant experience.
There were 2 blessings in disguise in this situation.
1) Had I not left I would never have known that they were not billing my insurance company and I would never have received the $150 credit they ended up giving me before I left.
2) My new chiropractor not only accepts my insurance coverage but miracle of miracles, I was told that 20 visits are completely covered!!!! 20 visits x $35 = $700 savings
3) After just 1 session with my new guy, I am feeling quite hopeful that I can get my “atlas” straightened out and eliminate headaches and brain fog forever! I will no longer have to go to the chiropractor 1 week for yet another year (after going 104 weeks the past 2 yrs), my new guy is confident that I will only have to come every 3 months once we get rollin’.
So my BIG lesson learned was…
When things aren’t going the way you expect in your life and you begin to question if what you’re doing is right or if there is something else you should try
Be open to receiving it.
I literally almost missed all of these amazing opportunities God was trying to bring my way because of inconvenience and fear of change.
When have you listened, or not listened, to spirit and been doubly blessed (or cursed)? We’d love to hear your story in our comments section.
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