Today I am going to take a break from my prep for Christmas to vent a little bit about some thing that has been bothering me. I started going to physical therapy a few weeks ago as the latest step in my treatment plan. I asked around, and actually found a very capable/knowledgable physical therapist. When I went to my first session, I left exhilerated. I thought, “Wow! This may actually be what I have been waiting for all these years! A normal life may be in reach!”
When I arrived for my third appointment, my therapist told me I was making fantastic progress! I could definitely feel a difference, and it was beginning to show in my moods and my energy levels. Then, on the forth day, I had to see another therapist. I tried to remain open minded. I wanted to give her a fair chance, but I quickly realized she didn’t really know what to do with me. She spent about 10 minutes of my 30 minute session out of the room, consulting with my original therapist. I was annoyed to be paying for wasted time, but I talked myself down saying she just needed to familiarize herself with my case, but my next session was with her again. It wasn’t any better.
By this point I was growing increasingly frustrated. I could see that my sessions with the original therapist were on a completely different level, and this was confirmed on my next visit when I was lucky enough to work with her again.
Well, today it got even worse. I arrived, and I saw a completely new therapist! He wasn’t familiar with my case or my treatment plan. He didn’t really seem to know what to do with me. I felt like I was just throwing my money away.
So, I am very unhappy. I can see that therapy with a knowledgable therapist can work, but I don’t think I will make the same progress if they keep passing me around. When I am with the other therapists I feel like I am treading water. We are doing things to help me not slip backwards, but I’m not moving forward. When I’m with my original therapist I feel like I am moving towards normality. If I were not paying for the sessions I wouldn’t mind treading water. I am a patient person. I’ve had the headaches for thirty years. I can deal with a slow improvement. BUT when I am paying for the treatments, I want to get what I am paying for!