After all the spiritual and emotional work I've done these last few weeks, I've earned the right to drop a Valium.
I did just that last night and I don’t regret it a bit. The Surgery Center awaits.
For those of us still reliant (if judiciously) on Western medicine, living in Santa Cruz can be tough. After all, this is ground zero for woo woo-ness. I suspect there are more alternative health care providers in Santa Cruz per square mile than almost anywhere else. A masseuse is probably living next door. Acupuncturists? A dime a dozen. There’s a chiropractor on every corner, not to mention the homeopathic doctors, hypnotherapists, naturopaths, craniosacral therapists, reiki energy healers, and psychics lurking behind every tree.
It’s easy to laugh. The flowing, formless Indian print skirts