Snow - I was surprised at his roughness.. but he was decent in my meetings with him prior. And he was recommended by PM doc as being the best around, so I went with him. I may very well use someone else when it comes to my neck. I'll be sure to tell my PM doc about my experience.
Pa - I was surprised too. They didn't seem alarmed that I couldn't go. They checked me with a bladder ultrasound a couple times actually. I've mentioned this to several docs in the past and no one seemed concerned. The PT isn't exactly PT just yet - they taught me simple exercises - foot pulls, butt clenches and knee tightening.. all designed to help prevent blood clots. She taught me how to get up, how to get into bed, log roll once in there and she checked on all my equipment - walker, raised toilet, shower stool. It went very well. She actually noticed I have a bit of scoliosis and my one leg is longer than the other. When laying flat, you can see my one knee is significantly higher than the other. When standing you can see that there's a noticeable difference and when she put a magazine under my left foot, it came up to almost even.
I'm definitely going to do something about my Mom. My husband can't take every day off and I need to be able to rely on her. I can not do anything! She doesn't seem to understand that. So tonight - she just got back here at 9pm after being gone ALL day, I'm going to talk to her.
If you read a bit of my introduction post here, you know there's been some issues with my brother and the addiction he has to pain pills. My Mom has been dropping everything on me and basically crawling up his butt even though he's constantly knocking her down. Well he's finally going into rehab.. or so he's talking about it. I truly don't care about what he does anymore. If my Mom can't be here for me but can for him, well then I'm just going to have to do it without her. I don't need this stress.
Anyway!!! I'm going to go watch some tv. My husband is going to work tomorrow half the day and same thing on Friday. Wish he was able to be here, but I'll figure it out. I had to have my neighbor come over to help me so he could go to the store, all because my Mom couldn't come back to the house for a lil bit. I can rely on strangers better than my own family. Maybe that's a good thing!
I hope everyone is well!