Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:45 PM
I like her and I think she can do good things for me but it just ticks me off because I SPECIFICALLY asked for a HAND therapist and one who has worked with sclerodarma before is possible.
On top of this, her availability conflicts so badly with mine that I haven't been able to get 2 one hour sessions/week for 4 weeks like she would like for me so I have to settle for what I can get which so far has been ONE 1/2 hour appt /week.
It's too late now to find someone else so I'm gonna stick with her for the next 4 weeks but if I ever go again I'm going somewhere besides our small town local hospital.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 01:06 PM
I hope she is able to help you however since you seem to be stuck with her. Keep us posted.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:23 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:14 PM
There. I feel better.
On a more positive note, I was impressed that my occupational therapist did a little research on scleroderma. I know that the things she's showing me and doing for me will definitley be helpful but the reason I wanted a hand specialist is because there may be things that a hand specialist knows and deals with regularly that an occupational therapist doesn't see everyday and I don't know what important little tidbit I may be missing out on.
I had my first parafin wax dip today...AHHHHHHHH! Nice. Now I just gotta plug mine in. She also used a small vibrating massager around my knuckles that really felt good and relaxed my hands. She showed me where I could buy one and now I can't wait to start an evening routine of heat, massage and stretching while I watch my junk TV.
She also gave me copy of facial exercises and she wants to work on my shoulders too. Maybe I should be grateful for not getting what I asked for?
Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:17 AM