Struggling with PT
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.
How do you know when increased pain warrants emergency attention? How do you arrive at the decision to go to the ER? I've had terrible experiences in the past, which I posted about here a few years ago. Now I find myself in the same situation... with the same snapping hip problem... not knowing what to do. Pain hit 9/10 on Tuesday and has stayed there since. Extreme loss of function... not...
I am down in West Palm Beach for work and the extra travelling has put such a strain on my body... to top it off I didn't bring enough of my breakthrough meds. Really having a hard time coping and focusing on work. I have been battling chronic pain for 4 years now. 10 surgeries later and it has lessened some. I am more upset that my doctors didn't give me any warning on the dangers of...
Hello Bi Polar board, just to let you know Ruby is in hospital on a section 3. It is pretty difficult for her to get to a computer and update us but she's going to try in the coming days.Maybe we can use this post to send Ruby our best and let her know we are thinking of her.
Feeling lost and scared. I can't control my sadness. Not that I really want to control it, but I don't know how to come out of it anymore. I'm scared of this darkness. I don't want it anymore.