I had my 1st PT appt. today. It took forever to fill out the questionaire. It was alot more questions than I thought it would be. It went okay overall,I guess. He wanted to see if my pelvis was fractured from the fall last August(which I didn't think it was), and if that was what was causing my hip pain. He did several things and said it was all inconclusive. I lied down and bent my knee and brought it to my "chest"(ended up being more like stomach area!lol)holding it with my arms then he leaned on that knee with his weight. It caused the pain in my lower back,just stuff like that. Then I walked from one wall to the door for 6 minutes. My percent was 38%. I could have done better on that I think. I didn't know I was suposed to walk as fast as I could. Then he wanted to test the strength and mobility in my back and had my sit on the piece of equipment and straped my legs,suposed to limit me using legs or hips for help. I held on to these handles and then bent back and then went forward to the point before it caused pain. On that I did 25%. So the numbers show, I am certainly not where I need to be...I knew that. He suggested doing PT in the water. He said it would be easier on me to start with. He wants me to do that for 2 weeks and then be re-evaluated at that time. It is at a different
location,actually next door to where I work. So, I agreed to that. And I go Monday for that and then on Wednesday. So that is about
He did say that the disc can actually herniate again and I am at risk for that... I do have alot of work to do. And I do want to do it. I am ready to get past all of this. I know I am going to have to push myself. And I will. I just won't do too much so to cause any damage.
I know all this takes time. I am just getting impatient with the whole process. I want to go back to work. God knows we need to money,bad. I am tired of hurting all the time. It is raining/storming outside. And today my pain level is high-about an "8" on the pain scale. Rain always seems to make it worse. I am trying to just let the frustrations and being impatient go and just deal with what the reality is. It is just hard. I sound like a broken record always complaining about how bad I feel... I am almost tired of myself!!! I just have to take it one day at a time...It's all I can do.