Injured In Bled

Chiropractor near Bled, Slovenia

I wish I could have the blog title “Bled in Bled” but I didn’t bleed… I just slipped a disc in my lower back.  You would think that the chances of me getting injured running with the bulls in Pamplona or climbing mountainsin the Dolomites was much greater than getting injured in Bled.  The ironic thing is that the injury had nothing to do with the whitewater rafting we did the day before.  I injured my back getting out of bed in the morning.  I have no idea what happened but as I was getting out of bed my legs didn’t work and I hit the ground.  The pain in my back was incredible.  I thought I just pulled a muscle or something so I rested for a bit and tried to stretch my back out and while it helped a bit I knew we had a problem.

Luckily I had travel insurance (a must when travelling abroad).  I called them and they found a chiropractor less than 30km away from our hotel.  The real amazing thing is that the chiropractor was from Detroit and was the only western trained Chiropractor in the whole country.  Probably the only one within several thousand kilometers of us.  We had to alter our plans a bit so I could get treatment and stay in bed to recover but in 5 days he had me back on my feet and walking without a problem.  I got very lucky!!

It just goes to show you.  Live it up.  Go bungy jumping.  Go sky diving.  Go rock climbing.  Go white water rafting.  Go scuba diving. Go out and live life because you never know when you could be bedridden with a stupid injury from just getting up in the morning.

Travel Tip: If you ever have back problems anywhere near Slovenia give Chiropractor Donald Hopkins a call at 05/9940-636.

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One Response to “Injured In Bled”

  1. sean says:

    What you call “luck” I would call a blessing from God. He is watching you where ever you go. I have been trying to teach my sons Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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