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Done with PT... back in school... plus some

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Ok I am done with Physical therapy - I have mixed emotions on that!
The truth is I probably needed another three or four weeks, but I do not think that my therapist makes the best decisions for me.
I have been having severe cramping - like a charlie horse, but this is in my ankle where I had reconstruction surgery - nothing to cramp there according to the dr. So OK he recommended PT and massage therapy.
Well... I have been sent home 2x with no ice after exercising for an hour - I expressed that I had errands and would not be home for hours. This is NOT in my best interest. My ankle tightens up. The pain later in the day from lack of icing is hard to get on top of.

If my therapist was worth her salt.. she would have recommended that I stay. I brought up the topic of me continuing... well if you think you need it.. hmmm I have a lot of the equipment for the exercises I do there, but what I need is the massage therapy. Well I cannot have the massage therapy with out the PT... so I do my PT just to get 10 mins of massage. grrrr!

So I am done. I could get a new referral and go to a new therapist. For now - with school and stuff - (I will explain in a min) I am just done!

I started my new classes - accelerated classes for 8 weeks is WORK. WOW! I am loving my classes though. I hate that they only offer my classes at night but it is what it is. I leave home by 4pm and do not get home until after 11pm. My drive is over an hour on the way and an hour on the way home. (school buses and going home traffic...UGH!) I go on Monday and Thursday nights and have an online class 5 days a week.

My mom is having surgery next Thursday. I will be burning the candle at both ends the following week. I love taking care of my parents - but sometimes I do not lke the strife coming from my mom.

For an example: I stopped in last night knowing that dad has been having issues breathing - he is filling his vaporizer. I notice there is "black" stuff floating in the bottom part and go to clean it out. Mom is yelling at me to leave it alone. Dad has COPD - really mom? It is mold I tell her - she is still yelling at me to leave it alone. It can KILL him I say. I have asthma and I have COPD, I use the same meds as dad, he uses two more than I - and is on oxygen. I clean the machine and get all new clean water and she is still yelling at me to leave it alone. I am dad's legal patient advocate - I will not leave it alone. Some things I back away and say OK. When it comes to life - I do not!

Today I got a phone call - she wants to put dad in a nursing home - cuz it will be easier for her to have her surgery. I tell her NO. I live 3 miles away - I will bring dad home if necessary. OH MY.

Sorry for the vent.

I am just happy to be back in school and getting back on track with exercise.

OK now you want to LOL @ me or with me???

I have my degree in Sociology which is the study of how people live... The second part of my degree is in psychology... :O)... think I need to work on my mom... with lots of LOVE.


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    best of luck with your family. Good luck with the ankle. We also seem to get kicked out of the system to early in Australia. emoticon
    1947 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    So hard to show that unconditional love and grace like Jesus showed us! Just keep on keeping on! :)
    1948 days ago
    Hope all works out for you and your family. Stress heightens everything. emoticon my friend. Take it all one day at a time. emoticon Great news on returning to school. emoticon
    1948 days ago
  • DEE107
    the medical insurances tells them how much and if you are improved a lot they let you go ugh hugs and have a good day
    1948 days ago
    I would go straight to the point and tell her that mold kills and that is what that stuff is and remind her that people have died from mold that was in the steroids that they injected into the backs of people that had back pain,
    1949 days ago
    emoticon Maybe your mom is stressed and not thinking clearly right now. (I think you're taking your finals on your degree already.) emoticon School is a lot of fun, but it does add more stress. Be gentle with yourself and good to your body! God will continue to see you through all of this, not around it.
    1949 days ago
    Best of luck to you and your family!!!
    1949 days ago
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