PT has helped in the last 6 weeks. I have had 3 different PTs, one because she was leaving the company after my intake, the second was the replacement, the third was because the second was on vacation, and I stuck with her because she was clearly amazing. Come to find out, she used to be the trainer for derby when it was up at rainbow rink..so she understands not just my injury, but how it happened and what I want to get back to.
So, they had to reauthorize with my insurance, since they said I was ok’ed for 8 visits (4 weeks). I go this week, and they said I was authorized for an additional 2. Not 2 weeks, but 2 visits. Smarmy fucks. Yeah two more visits (or one week) is gonna be SO MUCH of a difference. PT works through visits, and over time. Of course, if the patient can walk/sit/etc they are full healed. Bull shit, I’m healing, and its improving, but I feel like I could benefit from another 4 weeks (even though paying for it isn’t ideal, I am fortunate enough to be able to afford it). Even the office said that they attempt to advocate, but it is no use and my provider is the most difficult to work with. I’m lucky this is a minor injury (of sorts), and that I’m at least doing my exercises outside of my appointments.
How I would like to chat with my insurance carrier….
So, I have one last appointment next week, and then she has a personal trainer, who is also a PT, to refer me to. He doesn’t take insurance (as if my coverage would approve visits, PSHHH), so I hope to god I can afford him, if not….No idea.
Bright side: I have been pick axing my yard, and pulling/digging it out with lots of success, although progress is very very slow. My hip is mostly agreeing with the work, too! It does get angry, and weird, but less and less over time. My PT laughed at me though, “What do you mean pick axe the yard?”
Oh and I have to tell my dad he isn’t getting it back, it works so well and is my favorite garden tool (so far).