I went to be evaluated by a physcial therapist on Wednesday. I couldn't get in until then! One of the questions I was asked was my emotional reaction to my injury...on a scale of one to ten...with ten being "devastating." I said, "9." Tears leaked out and the male therapist started scrambling for tissue with this look on his face like, "Oh no, I have a crier on my hands."
I chuckled and told him I had tissue and that I was actually so HAPPY to be there on my way to recovery. Being grounded from exercise has been such a trial but I promised him I would do everything he said in order to heal as well as possible. He told me I will make a hundred percent recovery!
I had been warned about the pain inflicted by physical therapists. I had also been warned that I wouldn't get everything back after the injury. Well, my therapy session was more like a spa treatment. I was THRILLED to pedal the exercise bike and surprised that they cut me off at 10 minutes. I LOVED the leg massage and that went on for 10 minutes as well, with lotion! No pain--just lovely stretches, light exercise, and a MASSAGE!
My cheer level has gone up a few notches since I met my physical therapist. I have kept my promise with doing all of my exercises. I am so much happier to be moving more!
I am deeply grateful that there are people in the world who study this stuff to assist people like me.
18 hours ago