Yes gang, I’m back in physical therapy once again. This time the objective is to give me the ability to walk further than a block without limping and yelping from the pain. So I marched (well actually I limped) myself to the same therapy place where last year they took such amazing care of my back and my shoulder.
I was greeted with hugs by my pt friends – hmmm wonder why they would remember lil ole me?
My evaluation was done by a lovely lady who in fact is the head honcho of this orthopedic establishment. She’s tiny, cute as a button and I wanted to slap her silly just for that fact alone. But she is so danged friendly and nice, well, I decided she was my new bestest bud at therapy (with the exception of the ever-adorable Agador Spartacus). They always laugh at my nicknames for them — because she worked me over so much in evaluating my situation I have decided she is now and forevermore to be known as Cruella De Vil without the dalmations.
Even though I spent part of yesterday afternoon and this morning on icepacks, I must admit just from one session with her I am walking better. She said my sacrum was sticking out on one side – that was the oddest thing I could imagine – in other words I’m just crooked, or as I told her…I’m kattywampus. So she did her stuff, then I got my favorite Anodyne treatment (ahhhh….zzzzz….) and a set of instructions for home excercises to begin immediately (but I hurt whine, whine).
And she gave me this:
Now I ask you…is that not the most obscene thing you have seen lately? And if not, pls don’t tell me what you’ve been viewing. It’s called a Wedgie – I am not making this up – a Wedgie. The idea is you lay on this thing with it placed strategically under your sacrum (in other words kinda between the butt cheeks) and it helps to straighten out both sides of the sacrum and relieves pressure and pain in the lower back. Sounds bizarre to me – but if this lady who had degrees comin out the whiz-wang tells me to do this…then this is what I will do. I am a very good patient coz I wanna get better.
So – there you have it – more info than you probably need – but I thought I’d get you used to the idea of new Phys Therapy stories coz I’m sure I’ll have some fun stuff to share in the next month of therapy. I’m tickled that they put me on the same team as before so I get my favorite folks and even though it is painful, we laugh and have so much fun.
Cruella? Gimme your best baby – I can take it…I think…off to exercise now. sigh