USk: Physical Therapy

Finally I’m hopeful that I will get the PT necessary to put my back together
the way it was before the terrible terrible Dr. Im (Kaiser Permanente) cut my ureter in
a routine kidney stone procedure and laid me out for several months.
(He was awful for a few other reason, like NO doesn’t mean NO with him.
He is frankly lucky I was strapped into stirrups or he’d have had sore balls.
I was not so lucky.  I was not anesthetized and he did not care.)

w16-12-14-pentalic-pt-back-l0I’ve had a conflict in PT care between what is good to heal my ureter/bladder
from the yoga and Feldenkrais exercises I do that keep my back strong.
Finally a brilliant PT is helping me to combine them.
This will eventually get me off drugs — and THAT is my goal.
I take 1/2 to 1 1/2 percosets and a muscle relaxer daily… NOT good!
If I don’t, I am immobile!


About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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12 Responses to USk: Physical Therapy

  1. Sherry Felix says:

    Hope the PT works. I need some to get back in shape post Lyme treatment.


  2. loisajay says:

    Oh, Kate…I had no idea. So glad the yoga helps but fingers crossed the PT comes through for you.


  3. Dan Antion says:

    The stretch band in the lower drawing says “pain” loud and clear to anyone who has ever been in PT. The notion that we have to endure pain (sometimes) in order to work ourselves away from pain is sometimes hard to appreciate. I hope you are feeling better soon. Then go kick that Dr.


  4. Fran says:

    What a horrible experience Kate. I am so sorry. Hope you are better soon


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