You want to hear the romantic backstory. What does romance have to do with health? In this story it has quite a bit to do with health!
Dr. Patrick decided to pursue a career as a chiropractor and was just finishing up chiropractic school when it happened. He fell, and he fell hard. He fell crazy in love with a beautiful woman named Christy. She felt it too, and on only their second date she told him that they were going to be married someday. (He wholeheartedly agreed!) The two became inseparable and shared their hopes and dreams for life, including having a family of their own.
Here comes the next milestone in the story… it happened the day he came to pick her up for yet another blissful date, and found her curled in a ball on the floor, crying. His heart raced – what was wrong? Had he done something? If it’s not him (and he seriously hoped it wasn’t him), what happened? It was then Christy tearfully explained she was in severe pain because she had gotten her period that day.
She went on to share more details of her painful health history. Christy told him about how the doctors had told her the only options to “fix it” were medications and surgeries that had painful side effects that she didn’t want. She went to natural doctors who gave her supplements, and chiropractors who gave her adjustments. Nothing seemed to help. Doctors told her she would probably never have children. She wondered if they should even continue dating since she knew how badly he wanted children.
Dr. Patrick heard this all and had a choice to make. He chose her. In turn, she chose to trust this young man just starting his career as a chiropractor. He believed that she was designed to be healthy, but to also have children, as all women are. Dr. Patrick continued his studies relentlessly, and came to understand hormones and physiology on a level that would have profound impact on not just Christy’s life, but his as well.