Thursday Thoughts ~ 8/25/22

I only have two more physical therapy appointments before my doctor’s appointment. I’m nervous because I’ve been at this for a while, but I’m not really better. Sure I joke around. And I really like all the people at the facility. Staff and fellow patients alike. It’s really a nice social structure. We laugh & encourage each other. Believe it or not I am enjoying each session.

Feels like these exercises have kept me from getting worse. But the pain was already pretty bad to begin with. Hard to believe I’ve dealt with this sH!t for over 12 years. When the pain began it was intermittent. I’d just had my foot surgery. I was working for TD & had the cushy desk by the window. That’s how I keep tabs by remembering other life events that coincided.

Now I can’t remember when was my last pain free day. At least I’m ok for about an hour post physical therapy. But I think that’s the ice keeping the pain at bay. I’m not really pain free, I’m frozen. And I can sleep without the pain waking me up. That’s a plus. Anyhoo, when I whine and complain, as I often do, know it’s physical pain that’s driving me to the edge.

Alrighty enough feeling sorry for myself. I’ve got plenty to appreciate. A list in fact. I’m going to be grateful for my good fortune.

As always more to come.

7 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts ~ 8/25/22

  1. Physical therapy has been such a boon for me. I still have knee pain and perhaps I always will. At least now it is manageable. I hope you find some relief, Jill. Living with chronic pain is so challenging.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. I still have hope. I realize physical therapy will be for the rest of my life, the homework version because anything to stop the progression is worthwhile. I was hoping to avoid Plan B but I have not had enough improvement for that. Means at least one more invasive test & referral to a rheumatologist.

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