I traveled to Philly today for what I was hoping was going to be my last physical therapy session. Nope. Wrong. I have to go back in a month. I will take that. They were very pleased with my progression. I have full range of motion back! My left is still tighter than my right side, but it has always been that way. If I were guessing I would say that’s because I am right handed and use that arm more. Who knows.
The physical therapist was looking at my back and I was telling him that my back scars bother me sometimes and sometimes they hurt. I can’t wear racer back bra’s because they sit funny on my scars. He felt around and said that’s because apparently my lat scars had adhered so they needed to be massaged out. In other words, the fibers were set together like this:
So what did that mean for me??? That meant that I had to have a very painful massage of opposite directional friction with pressure. It hurt. It still hurts, and that was done around noon. anything touching my back around those scars hurts. I was shown how to perform this massage, and no it’s impossible to do it on yourself, so I have to teach Eric how to do this. They suggest that I do this every day with a vitamin E lotion. Oh boy!
i also got my bands back. No more isometric exercises for me. I am to go back to all of the old exercises starting with my red band and progressively moving up to green then blue. I have no problem doing these exercises on my own so I have no doubt they will be pleased when I return. I have to do them 2 times a day, so I will have to work them in before work and after. I am going to be exhausted my first few weeks back at work. Geesh…feeling slightly overwhelmed. Might as well dive right in. Monday is approaching quickly…. I see Dr. Greaney Friday so we shall see what he has to say. I am gonna go just sit for a while. Wish me luck Friday.