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The Significance of Lotion
Published on Friday, October 5, 2012 by

This Thursday the 30-day photo challenge subject is lotion.  You won’t find a perfectly framed photo here today, nor will you find a crisp image with pleasing colors and tones.  Rather, you will find a dark, grainy picture I took with my old and quite scratched droid this Wednesday.  A dark grainy picture that comes with great significance.

For the last two months, this has been my view three times a week.  The table, towels and familiar bottle of massage lotion.  Unfortunately, the massage is not for relaxation, but for therapy.

Much to my despair, this picture signifies the last scheduled session of my treatment.  I have hit a plateau.  I still have pain every day, but the physical therapy is no longer making things better.  In physical therapy land, this means all sessions stop.

Today my doctor informed me my next step will be an appointment with a Physiatrist. This is a rehab doctor who specializes in nerve, muscle and bone damage and illness.

Thanks to a distracted driver, my life now consists of pain, soreness and…. lotion.  At least it gave me a photo challenge op!

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  • This goes right to my heart. I’m surprised you weren’t referred to a physiatrist before PT. If you find a good one, s/he can help in ways that other medical professional can’t. I use an osteopath who’s nontraditional in his approach. I hope the next step gets easier & brings you some relief.

    • MikeWJ

      I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t even know what a physiatrist is. A psychiatrist who can’t spell? A mentalist who only thinks about physical issues? I’m baffled….

      • They are doctors of PT and, quite frankly, miracle workers.

  • I hope your pain will be soothed by all the friendly lotion comments you get today

  • Oh no, living with constant pain is the worst, I’m so sorry the physical therapy isn’t helping anymore..

    But hey, at least you got a photo out of it, and well, you know what the Tunisian say about lotion.

  • Barb

    sorry to hear you are in pain!

  • Pain sucks. Sorry you have to go through such an ordeal.

  • Unfortunately I am all too familiar with the pain cycle of doctor referrals – I hope the Physiatrist can be helpful! Tell your kids that gentle backrubs can really help.

  • :(. I’m sorry you have to live through such pain. I hope the Physiatrist can do something.

  • Ron

    Aw, shucks, Katherine, sorry to hear you’re still in pain.

    The best to you with the Physiatrist and that you get relief.

    ((((( You )))))

    Great lotion photo!

  • I am so sorry to hear about your pain. 🙁 I hope you find some relief soon. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

  • MikeWJ

    Strangely enough, my life also consists of pain, soreness…and lotion. And it’s in a very similar venue, although for very different reasons.

    I’d tell you more about it, but you how they are about lotion in Switzerland.

  • Paula Wooters

    Well, damn, Katherine… that’s no fun! (My chiropractor manages to keep my herniated disc in line when it’s acting up.) Hope the physiatrist is able to give you some relief. Here’s a virtual hug… so long as it doesn’t hurt!

  • Mel

    Ughhhhh…. Oh, but I’m so glad you’ve stuck at it and didn’t simply dismiss it and try to move on.
    NOT that the pain is any fun….or the appointments or the incoveniences therein….but you’ve stuck at it and are letting people help you.
    Stupid cars and stupid drivers.
    *sigh* Yes, I know….stuff happens!

  • Damn, girl. I’m sorry you’re not feeling better.(((really gentle hugs so I don’t hurt you)))

  • ladyV

    oh dear, i think we are related. i have nerve damage, muscle and bone damage. i feel your pain.

  • I’m so sorry for all the crap you’re going through. You would never know it by your sunny attitude. People around you should probably use a 45 spf sunscreen. Honestly, you’re amazing and always make me laugh.

  • Wow, that’s a loser. Except for the lotion and photo op part.

  • it really sucks that your in pain. but you did a fabulous job with this photo! XOXOX

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