Physical Therapy. Second appointment was tough

I saw the physical therapist a second time and it didn’t go as well as I had hoped. Apparently all of my good intentions to speak up for myself didn’t happen. Also, all that time I spent explaining to KC that I needed her help in recognizing when I might be trying to speak up was not heeded.

So what happened was she did a bunch of exercises that I did okay with. Then, midway through the appointment, she started jabbing her hand into my sacrum. Boy did that hurt. I’m not gonna lie to you.

So at first I said “That’s really tender.”

KC “It’s okay.”

Me “Okay, that really hurts.”

KC “It’s okay.”

Me “Are you going to tear something doing that?”

KC “No. There is no way I can tear something doing this.”

See what I mean? It’s not like I didn’t try and speak up for myself. Grrrr.

The next thing that happened was more my fault than hers. She had me try to do a partial bridge. I know, right? I thought that was a bit much too. So she put her hands on my knees in order to provide a bit of resistance. I actually did okay with it in the beginning. But, then, it seemed like she was giving too much resistance and causing too much pulling on my back.

So I said “Okay, that’s good.”

KC “Great.”

Grrr.

That’s not what I meant! I meant no more! But that’s where I thought maybe she should have realized that I was a bit nervous about everything.

So that’s my story. That’s how PT has been going.