I began PT about two weeks ago and things have gone steadily downhill since. I'm doing all the stretches three times a day as suggested. By the end of my first set of exercises, my pain begins to spike. After the second round, I'm barely able to walk for the rest of the day. I do my third round in bed, then toss and turn for hours trying to get comfortable. Sleep seems like a distant memory. I understand that PT is supposed to come with some achiness, but this doesn't feel like normal muscle or stretching pain. It feels like I'm damaging myself.
I've communicated this to the PT Assistants I work with, but don't get a chance to talk to the actual physical therapist until my discharge appointment in 4 weeks. I'm getting incredibly frustrated. I've been called "non-compliant" in previous medical records, so I don't want to discontinue the exercises that I'm prescribed, but lately it's at the expense of being able to get into the bathtub or put on my own socks.
Insanity is trying the same treatments again and again and expecting different results. I'm a hopeless case. These challenges seem insurmountable. I'm never going to find relief, and I no longer have any quality of life.
Having a pretty terrible couple of days.. I found out my results from my neuropsych eval and turns out I'm suffering from a traumatic brain injury. They said it's mild which is good but the parts of my brain that are damaged are cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal. So things like memory, planning, attention, emotional reaction and control have all been affected. At first it felt like I was...
So I’m sure I’ll figure it out but the previous nights sleep was unsettled of too hot too cold sessions. Then today anxiety and feelings of such despair as well as last words in my head. Wondering how long this period will continue. I suppose I’ll just crawl off and fall asleep with hope to not awaken at all tonight. I should eat but really why bother, I’ve fed son and he has had his meds...