"So all I have to do is come here twice a week for the rest of my life and I'll be set?" "Yep, that'll do it. But come on, don't you like us here?" "Course I do, why do you think I insisted on coming back to you?" If I'm going to be working my butt off in physical therapy, I want to do it with someone I trust. I worked with Karen over a year the last go-round, not counting the time she was on maternity leave, so it didn't take long to fall back into a comfortable pattern. "Yeah, we might need to work on your posture there." "You've already taught me how to walk right again, don't expect too much!"
It just helps when it's a good environment- "OK, this is officially the most random radio station"- with cool people. There's this one exercise where I'm basically sitting up and down, only I have to hold on to something, so on Wednesday Karen stood on a stool- "Don't send me flying across the room!" for me to balance. Only today she made the PT aide do it. "OK, what do I have to do?" "She just has to stand there while I hold on, right?" "Oh. OK." "I'm just taking a breather, don't move yet. OK, now I'm done." "I have such an important job!" "Yes, Albena. Your job is very important."
Then it was on to my job and more inventory. "And if we make our day you get a prize!" Jen is not above bribery. "Who's getting out their credit cards?" I always rationalize that it was stuff I would have bought anyway. Of course I would have. For some reason, Rafeal decided to play "Let's Guess Nettie's Middle Name". I love that game, it makes me feel powerful. "Hey Jen, what's Nettie's middle name?" "I don't know!" "See, cheaters never win!" The only reason anyone would even know my real first name is cause it's on my paychecks. Heh heh. I do love to win.
So that was my day, fascinating, I know. But how bout a lesson to go with it? I'm just glad that the situations in my life that could be miserable- going through the knee exercises, working- don't have to be because of the awesome people that I get to interact with. Now if I could just quit playing Superman, I'd be good...