Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A tribute to my chiropractor

I had lunch with some old friends today, something I always look forward to, but today one of my friends had some devastating news, Graham Heale who has been my chiropractor for well over 20 years died in a road accident last Thursday whilst out on his motorbike.  Graham has seen me through much pain and kept me going over the years and he also regularly treated my husband. He is well known locally and I know many people who have called on him for treatment. As well as being well know locally he was a top practitioner and a specialist in his field.  His more well known patients included the late Princess Diana and it was always a bit of a kick to think his healing hands had run down her back as well as mine. Over the years that I have been going to his clinic he always had a smile and joke and was often humming a pop song as you entered the treatment room. I trusted him totally and as he cracked the joints in my neck and back on numerous occasions, he always joked that he was a bit 'rough'. Chiropractic has not cured my back problems, but treatment has alleviated the symptoms. I cannot imagine how his colleagues must be feeling as it was a close knit group of people working at the clinic, many being there for years. My heart also goes out to his family. Graham enjoyed biking, he owned and restored  vintage bikes. He had photographs on his wall, which I must say I took little notice of.  He was also the captain of Bedford Fencing club. 
I really cannot believe he won't be there next time I go for treatment, so long Graham, rest in peace
Graham Heale
Dr Graham Heale 





8 comments:

Leenie said...

So sorry to hear of the death of your friend/healer. Someone like that is impossible to replace. My condolences to his family and best wishes to finding other healing hands.

Sandra Hall said...

How sad x x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh dear, that's very sad news. Graham sounds like a man who is going to be missed by many.

flutterbycrafter said...

Terribly sad, my heart goes out to his family, friends and colleagues.

Menopausal musing said...

Oh Jill, isn't life just so cruel sometimes? My thoughts are with his family and with you. What a lovely tribute you wrote....

Lizzie said...

Yes, I read about the accident in the local paper. It is very sad. This post is a nice tribute to Graham. I hope some of those who knew him well will see it and be glad to read it.
It sounds as if he will be missed by many - which is a good thought really... though it is sad that he has died.

Printed Material said...

Jill,
A fine tribute. I too, learned this week of the passing of an 'old' neighbour, although not old at 59 and a friend lost her son suddenly. He was 26. Life is cruel but out of our hands. We must remember people like Graham and the others. It is only fitting. Lesley.

Eileen said...

Just catching up with posts. Such sad news.