Because I live in a remote area I rely on video linkup with my pain clinic doctor and physio. I try and make sure my local dr and physio is present during these consults but it doesn't always happen. I had multiple thoracic and pelvic fractures 2 years ago and have chronic pain.
My my recent Skype physio appt the physio watched me do an exercise and said my muscles weren't activated and it's vital I keep doing it and do it correctly. She pointed out to practice in the mirror so I can check my shoulder doesn't lift or drop etc.
I felt sooo deflated after doing over 2 years twice a week with my local physio and have this Skype appt to be told that some of the exercises will be causing pain flares. ARRRRGGGGH!
The physio on Skype wants to see me in her office. It's 2,500 km from where I live hence the video hookup. I know her assessment is right. But my local physio is careful and does well preventing pain flares and improving functions.
So frustrating. I have another Skype appt with a clinical Pilates specialist with my local physio today and another Skype dr review next week.
My hubby is encouraging and said he would have given up by now and that he supports me to keep doing the rehabilitation.
I have to suck it up otherwise my mood will worsen my pain. Funny isn't how our brains are hard wired that having a laugh lessens pain and getting cross and stressed makes it hurt more.
So smiling with gritted teeth 😂