Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My 2nd Week on Rehab

Yes, you read it right-- I am on rehab! Ü

After going in circles with numbers of physicians sa ER, who then referred me to a Neurologist, then ENT and then Orthopedic and then sa Rehab...

Haaay... I am now under going some physical therapy and rehabilitation sa Medical City. Nag-start ako last week. My doctor said session will be three times a week for two weeks, if may improvement good, if wala he'll figure out what to do next, next level treatment kumbaga. At eto na nga ang 2nd week ko. I had my 4th session early this morning.

Nakakapagod, at super napupuyat ako kasi morning ang session ko every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at galing ako sa trabaho! Waaah!

Kinakabitan ako ng pang-kuryente (tense daw tawag dun) with hot pack sa may neck-shoulder-back area, tapos inu-ultra sound at ni-le-laser din ako, tapos tinuruan ako ng mga exercises and stretchings galore, tapos mega ride sa elliptical trim line thingy for 15mins na walang pahingahan, at finally, ang pinaka-masakit na muntik pang magcause ng lock jaw-- ang traction (nakahiga ako habang may naka-suot na halter sa ulo ko to support my chin and nape habang yung machine na nag-we-weigh ng 9kgs hahatak-hatakin ako for 20mins). Sana nga may picture ako kasi hindi ko rin alam at nakikita kung ano mga pinag-gagagawa sa akin dun! Kaso wala, bawal pumasok ang hindi pasyente sa PT area eh...

Ni-recommend lahat yan ng doktor dahil sa diagnosis nyang - Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS). Na nag-start, or mas tama palang sabihin na "bumalik at lumala" late last year. When the pain triggers, at pag super sakit madalas it radiates in my head at nag-cau-cause ng tension head ache. Bukod pa yung bigla-bigla na lang may pipintig sa batok ko at matitigilan na lang ako sa sakit. As in, it gave me so much pain and irritation. Naapektuhan din ako sa work ko, sa pag-relate with people, ang aking temper, ang pagtulog, pagbagsak ng weight ko (well somehow gusto ko rin nun! hehe), at ang pagkawalang gana na gumalaw, and so on...

I do pray that with the PT Sessions/Rehab, gagaling na ako. I had enough in taking pain killers and muscle relaxant that doesn’t give me anything but temporal relief at malay ko pa kung anong residue ang iniiwan sa katawan ko nung mga gamot na yun. Ang mamahal pa nila! Haaayy...

Do join me in prayers will you? I don't think I'm "sick" naman kahit na marami talagang bumabati na bumabagsak daw ang katawan ko at namamayat daw ako and all, and at times I really feel so weak, kailangan ko lang talaga bumawi and make things right-- maling pwesto pagkaharap ang computer sa office, biglaang pagbangon pagka-gising (pati pala yun may "right way"), discipline sa excercise at rest...

This might surprise some of you-- kasi yung mga tao sa growth group namin nagulat. Pero promise, hindi naman siguro life threatening ito.
Or pwede rin? Hehe. I don't know...

Paki-pray po:
- na wala nang "next level" treatment/medication after the two weeks session.
- na gumaling ako totally at ma-maintain ko na hindi na bumalik.
- na maging careful and disciplined ako.
- strength to still go to work kahit puyat.

And thank and praise God with me:
- kay John, na kasama ko at nag-aantay sa akin for 2hours, at puyat na puyat din sya.
- kay Doc Rafanan at sa mga therapist ko: Tine and Leda.
- sa employer ko sa health card (Intellicare) na covered lahat ng ginagawa sa akin sa PT/Rehab.
- sa grace in God at faithfulness Nya.

Salamat ng maraming-marami! Ü

"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." -2 Corinthians 12:9

2 comments:

janeLLyn said...

hey...natakot naman ako bigla after reading this...coz to be honest, i might be suffering from the same thing you have,in which my doctors haven't just figured out yet and which brings to prolonging my agony and worry din...

i didn't know this until i saw the pic you posted.weird, kasi i saw the pic muna before ko makita tong post mo kaya i immediately asked.

anyway, don't worry, ur always and have always been in my prayers the moment you became a part of my life. and i am thankful as well for the people you mentioned who's always there for you.

be reminded, i am one of them too. i might have not been so visible, but i am and will always be here for you my dear.

love you rajsh. kaya mo yan. kaw pa ^.^ muwah

Rajsh said...

hehe. oo nga, i didn't know din how to explain... parang nag-assume kasi ako na nabasa ng mga contact ko sa multiply etong entry na 'to prior to me publishing the solo "traction" pic... thanks jha!