I begin REAL outpatient PT today-pray for me!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by hearts and roses, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Lol, I have a feeling that the outpatient facility for my PT will not be as gentle or easy going as my in home PT was; she was this very sweet, almost matronly, lady. She got me to 90 degrees, but now it's time for the real work!

    Pray for me!
  2. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    You've got H&R. Fingers crossed that it is therapeutic and not too uncomfortable. Hugs DDD
  3. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    No, they won't be as "coddling" but they will produce results. Hope the pain is minimal but that you get all movement of all muscles back.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    PT, as in physical torture. I hate PT, in case you couldn't tell. lol

    But then the PT working with me was a sadist, seriously. I think I stuck it out like 3 visits when I told her to stuff it, I'd do my own PT at home. Thankfully I have the stubbornness to stick to it even when it hurts. And doctor was more than pleased with the results.

    It depends on who you get. I hope you get someone who listens to you if they start pushing you too hard, too fast. (what mine refused to do) Make sure to take pain medications BEFORE you go!

  5. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    Good Luck today and let us know how it goes. I am hoping it is not too painful and that you get great results. How often do you go? How long did you or do you have to use a walker?
  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Thanks all. I won't say it was grueling, but it did hurt. My pt guy is good, listens to me. He said he will push me and it will hurt but that he will also make to stop when my pain level increases and doesn't recede with a ten minute rest. I trust him. He gave me things to do at home.

    Jody I stopped using the walker after week one. I'm on the cane now and sometimes I can go without that but not a lot as I haven't regained all my strength or range of motion. Occasionally I'm dizzy from the medications also.

    I will go three times a week through February and then we will see how I am.
  7. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Wow! Are you EVER making good progress!
  8. buddy

    buddy New Member

    So great to get a therapist you like.... Really good.

    I am glad you are out and about a little bit. I would go nutso staying home all of the time.

    Keep up the great work, I am hoping for a great result for you!
  9. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I hope that all will be well. It's hard work but worth the effort!
  10. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Good luck with PT. I had a good experience with PT when I hurt my lower back. IT sounds like you are making great progress!!!
  11. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    H&R, I'm glad the PT guy sounds centered and has common sense. You can do it!
  13. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Healing vibes to you
  14. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Saying prayers and keeping you in my thoughts.