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Ann_B : 1st PT visit
Diary entry posted Tue 12:23pm 24 May 2005

1st PT visit yesterday. I'm really trying to postpone judgement on how I feel about this place. My previous experience with the frozen shoulder and my negative outcome makes me pretty cynical about traditional Pt. I've read annie and bionic barbs posts about pt and their positive (ok, painful, but positive) times. I made 4 follow up appointments with the intention of going for 2 weeks and then deciding how much progress I'm making. All he did yesterday was measure rom of my ankle and then massaged it and had me do some "push against his pressure" exercises and then put the ice machine boot on it.

He says that I'll be walking with a cane by next week. I don't know if I'm being negative because I don't believe him, or I'm scared that I won't walk again comfortably or in some strange way, that I will walk and then I have to face all the work that I've missed and the feelings of inadequacy about work. So many feelings.

I feel like such an "gimp" at pt. Its also a work out place, so there are people jogging on treadmills and using stationery bikes and stair climbers. I shuffle along to the back with my walker. Am I 53 or 83? yikes its hard to be patient with this whole thing. I keep telling myself its 90% mental. I need to get this attitude about pt turned around.



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