My favorite lines in Lisa B's blog post below: “You know what never, ever gets old? Group acupuncture sessions when more than one person is moved to display that rowdy enthusiasm of someone suddenly free of pain: beaming, fist pumping above their head, full range of motion abruptly restored. Some stuff comes across, language barrier or not.” I read that and thought, Yes! That never gets old.
And all week I've been noticing, in the clinic, other things that never get old for me no matter how many times I do them. There's no real difference now than there was 10 years ago, except a sense of sweet recognition and the even sweeter realization that this is something I can count on in my job. So I thought we should make a list here.
I'll start: treating janitors. And gas station attendants. People who have the same jobs that people in my family had when I was growing up. That's a private victory, every single time, and I never get less thrilled when it happens.
So, comrades, what never gets old for you?