Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Still Waiting

In Stasis

I am waiting for approval from my insurance to start my physical therapy.  Strange system, but that's how it works.

In the meantime, I am catching up on my sleep and doing some of the exercises I was sent home with. The only thing stopping me is the stiffness and pain in my right thigh muscles which is a bit over the top at times. It feels as if that muscle was strained or pulled and I just don't know how far to push before doing damage....if any.

My staples are out which is good as the surgical incisions feel better now. But that persistent stiffness is rather annoying. Hopefully, everything will be squared away before the end of the week.

My farrier has told me he will be here tomorrow to put Tucker's shoe on and do Toby's and Chance's feet as well. Of course, now there is rain in the forecast again, so we will have to be guarded about Tucker's turnout until things dry up again.  Poor boy. He is SO good about being locked in his stall.

The other day we put an Easyboot on him and put him out for a while but the boot slipped off as it still wasn't exactly the right fit for him. At least he got some turnout.

Not much more for now. Going to eat some of the onion soup I froze before I left for the surgery. Yummy.


  1. I don't know why your insurance company should wait this long before approving P.T. I'm of the opinion that you need to do it continuously after surgery to insure that no adhesions form in your joints. If that happens it's a world of trouble and pain. I can relate to the stiffness too. When I was in rehab they gave me a machine to put my leg/knee in that bent it and exercised it for an hour every few hours. Very important. The insurance co. paid for it. I hope you start P.T. soon. All I can recommend is to bend your knees as much as you can and do leg lifts for now.

  2. Hope the stiffness improves soon - that must be aggravating. Hope the approval for PT comes soon so you can get started with that - the sooner started, the sooner done.

  3. Not having had experience with this sort of thing I really don't know. Doesn't seem a good idea to cause pain but still the joints need to move. I hope you can start PT soon!

  4. I hope you get good care for your knees soon. Can you ask your chiro/physio to come for a massge gentle manipulation?

    I am sure you will be okay.
    (((((hugs from Italy))))))))))

  5. Just a thought, have you heard of EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique? Or emotional accupuncture?
    The first time I heard it it was on Jane Savoie website. I dismissed it as been a New Age airy Fairy technique.
    But Then I tried it on myself, and on Oliver.
    We are having quite results.
    I *invented* for myself something similar, but I did not how to get rid off the negative emotion, to use accupuncture is great.
    It is easy and fun to do.
    It works for physical pain too. I got rid off my migraine yesterday afternoon. It was a strong one.
    here two websites:

    Have a look it is painless, and the video are free, so book to download is at a ridculous price on amazon.

    Happy tapping!

  6. what GHM said. ridiculous. if they don't approve it so it gets started soonest, they'll have more to pay out later .. frankly, one would have thought this should be pre approved so you could come out of hospital and be seamlessly into rehab. short-sighted profit mongers that can't see the wood for the trees.....but then, I have the NHS - and frankly, I've never understood why the states doesn't like that model. it's not about profit, it's about health of the nation!

  7. Hello Jean. Very sorry to hear that you've had to go through all this. I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end! It's so amazing what surgeons can do these days, isn't it, when you think how little there was to offer not that many years ago. So many incredible advances in just our lifetime and so much to be grateful for.

    Pain is the pits but it will soon just be a memory. Big hugs to you. Helen xxx