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John Donohie CMT

Wednesday afternoon with Mr. Slate

May 19th, 2016

Just when I thought I had a workable combination to get at Mr. Slate’s back in the side-lying position, his doctor has put the kibosh on it. The Dr. says that his spine is very fragile now and that any work near or around it could be potentially damaging. It’s a shame. Mr. Slate is in pain, and I want to help alleviate that and do what he asks, but also don’t want to cause injury. As a CMT, it’s imperative to stick to the tenets of the profession, one of which is “Do No Harm”.

I can see the resignation in Mr. Slate’s face as, once again, he loses power to control his life. It’s a difficult situation and is rich with lessons for me.

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