I am feeling much better today. The antibiotics have kicked in and I am on the road to recovery! I had PT today, but it was with my old therapist. For those who don’t know, she got a (better) job offer and took it. I was unable to follow her because the place she works now doesn’t accept my insurance. Well, she has started working for a few hours on Fridays just for her patients who she can’t see at her new job (like me!). I have missed her so much. She knew my body so well that I could go in and she would ask where I was hurting and fix it! Even after all this time I walked in and she asked, “So, where are you hurting today?”
Since I am feeling a little better (and I wanted to take advantage of her being the one to work with me) I told her about how my hips have been bothering me. She was like “bursitis?” And touched the exact place where I have been hurting so bad. I almost came off the table it hurt so bad (that would have been funny though). So she tortured me for an hour (it’s ok, I always feel better later) and then she put a steroid patch on one of my hips. She said that if it helped, it was probably bursitis. I was not happy to hear that, even though I had no idea what bursitis was before today except it was what older people said was bothering them anytime the weather changed. I was thinking ‘damn, now I have the old person’s illness’. Yes, I do realize how dumb that was, but I thought it, what can you do?
The thing is, she used to make whatever was hurting better. Don’t get me wrong, she’s rough. But maybe that’s what it takes sometimes. My new therapist doesn’t do that. First of all she doesn’t do much manual stuff (she seems more worried about my bone alignment than my soft tissue) but even when she does, it doesn’t help. Sometimes it makes it worse. I don’t know why that is considering she was the one who trained my old therapist. Student out-learning the teacher, maybe. Or maybe she is just so swamped with the old therapist gone that she isn’t concentrating 100%. Whatever the case, I will be able to see therapist #1 whenever she’s able to go, which makes me feel better.
So, basically I am sore (which I can do sore…it’s different than PAIN) but happy. It was good to see my old friend and caregiver again. Tomorrow should be even better assuming history repeats itself 😉.