I have not done a ‘mail bag’ post in too long. My witty-ness seems to have been on hiatus. But then this week provided me with a few letters to send out on the inter-webs.
Dear Highly Recommended Physical Therapist,
I left my ortho appointment with the delightful Dr. McLane with a referral for some PT addressing “Kathryn’s hip and spine… [because] any time you load the joint she has pain. Now getting secondary iliopsoas pain as well.” However, her all caps, punctuated with asterisks handwritten note was of greatest concern: *PLEASE DO GRASTON TO ILIOPSOAS* … Excuse me…but what?
The Google provided me with some answers, but they were a bit like opening Pandora’s box… of horrors. I watched a video and barely made it through the viewing, and I have no idea how I will make it through the “technique”. I am familiar with “no pain, no gain” but I am not sure this was what Jane Fonda had in mind when she quipped the phrase. In looking up how to pronounce iliopsoas… I realized the irony of the phrase… it appears I can look forward to not only a sore hip, but a so-ass as well…yes, psoas is pronounced so-ass.
But let’s address the real culprit here… the insurance company… you see, what Dr. McLane really wants to do is get an MRI of my hip, but the Insurance Company says that before she can do that she must prescribe PT or they will proscribe the MRI.
So, dear Physical Therapist… I can only ask that you be kind, and so very gentle… oh, and just so you know… I bruise very, very, very easily.
An already sore… and now very worried patient
Dear Now Indicted, Twice Impeached DJT,
I have so many thoughts on your yet sealed indictment which indicates that you might be guilty of some crimes:
When spelling matters…. https://t.co/eSckT34dHw
— askatknits (@askatknits) March 31, 2023
But, I think that one of the Central Park Exonerated said it best here:
For those asking about my statement on the indictment of Donald Trump – who never said sorry for calling for my execution – here it is:
— Yusef Abdus Salaam (@dr_yusefsalaam) March 30, 2023
Yes, indeed… Karma is at times so utterly delightful!
Alvin Bragg’s biggest fan
You have been one exceedingly long-ass month. I am so over your fickle temperatures, your wild winds, your taunting hints at spring that you quickly squash with wintry rains, sleet, and yes… snow.
I’d say don’t let the door hit you on your way out… but I am slamming it hard, so it just might!
See you next year, and please… be on better behavior!
Eager for April
And there you have it for my week! Have a great weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
Hahahaha – good ones Kat. I particularly like Karma!
A friend has been going through similar *issues* with insurance and needing MRIs, etc. In the long run, it will cost the insurance companies more. Where is the sense in that? Also, why do I even look for sense when dealing with medical insurance companies?
Wishing you a Springy weekend – may the temps warm up, the winds cease and blue skies prevail. Enjoy!
Here’s hoping that you and your iliopsoas will be treated gently by PT, but also that the Graston technique resolves your sore hip. It only took 50 years of investigating TFG for him to be “indicated”, and I say it’s about damn time and keep the indications coming. Happy End of March!
A strong ‘welcome back’ to your wit!! (Yikes, though… Good luck with your PT. I’d love to talk Hip more in depth with you sometime. I’ve reached a tipping point with mine here–just this week. And I think of you and yours often!)
Indicated. Good Lord.
I think it is always good to laugh…and I fear the tears will be coming soon enough!! And I am up for Hip Talk anytime!!
I am so fed up with our medical care being dictated by insurance companies! I hope the PT is gentle and helpful.
That tweet that you commented on is an excellent reminder of why I continue to have a job!
I googled Graston technique, too. It might not be as bad as you fear. But do warn your PT about bruising easily. Good luck!
As a physical therapy veteran (back, shoulder, and back again), my best advice is to be quite direct with the therapist and if he/she isn’t listening to find another. Thanks for the smiles on the tweets – Karma – indeed.
Oh my days, Best of luck with the on going treatments. I wonder did DJT indicate left or right to get into his predicament.
The news cycle this week has been a rollercoaster, right? I love that he is indicated LOL! I hope your hip procedure works and isn’t too horrible.
Okay. So first . . . news of the indictment? Best birthday present I’ve had in a few years. 😉
And . . . I am very familiar with the soas from yoga and pilates. (Super hard to “get to.” Just sayin.) I have never found PT to be comfortable or “fun” (once I had electrodes stuck to my foot with lots of unpleasant zapping; so not fun. . . ) BUT . . . the payoff is usually huge. Eventually. XO
my cousin has been having horrible back pain and they would not do an MRI until she did PT. Back in the day this was not the case…ugh. I hope your sessions go well.