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09 September 2013 @ 05:09 pm
Though I'd Think It'd Have A Better Name Than 'Therapy Clinic'.  
So, I grabbed K the other day and asked if he had a free Saturday coming up this month to come over and grill out. And he tells me, “Nope, it’s soccer season,” and I was like, “Dammit, I waited for baseball season to end! When will your children all be out of the house?!” only to realize a minute later that one of the little boys was standing on the other side of the room. Oops. Then after he walked away, the aide working with me was like, “What do you need from him on a Saturday?” all confused and I said, “While it’s nice out, I thought we could grill out. But that requires his presence at my house,” and she was like, “Oh. Okay,” and it suddenly occurred to me that they have so many rotating shifts and trading people at various clinics, that there are some people who are probably taken aback when K and I just start randomly yelling at each other.

But the turnover at the clinic is the main point of this post, because they have started having everybody do alternating shifts, so no one person has to open or close for more than three months at a time. Which, if I worked there, I would think was annoying. I mean, you set up child care for your kid and then you have to change it every three months? But this also means that my physical therapist is about to go on earlier shifts, so I have to get a new therapist starting tomorrow. UGH. I finally found someone who I not only mesh well with on treatment, but who I also get along with on a personal level and now I have to switch. Plus, now I have to train someone else up on all my various complications and how I like everything to be done and just…NO. The new therapist seems perfectly nice but it’s just such a Pain In My Ass.

In final therapy news, the other day I was listening to my headphones and singing along to the Magic Man song from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack and when I took my headphones off, one of the girls was like, “We loved your Pitch Perfect rendition. ‘Thing 2’ was singing along,” and from around the corner Thing 2 yells, “I was! I loved it! I know all the words! I love that movie!” Omg, seriously, stop being so adorable, Thing 2. I was thinking how if Therapy Clinic were a TV show, Thing 1 and Thing 2 would be the biggest pairing in the fandom. (Not that I ship them in Real Life - I’ve only ever done that the one time! - but if it were a TV show with a fandom, it‘d be a thing).

I'm sorry…what? You mean you don’t turn parts of your life into TV shows? Come on, really? I always think of how my family is a sitcom that isn’t funny at all to me, but that the audience thinks is hilarious and yes, I did always feel like my high school was a teen drama, why do you ask? I refuse to believe other people don’t ponder their life in the television format.
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on September 10th, 2013 01:09 am (UTC)
Hey, I teach. Every single day is a dramedy. Or sometimes a tragicomedy...

Sorry you have to switch/train therapists AGAIN. Sheesh!
dodger_sister: friends the television showdodger_sister on September 12th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, I teach. Every single day is a dramedy. Or sometimes a tragicomedy...

Tragicomedy, I like that one! I was just about to say, 'Man there should be a HS show that centers around the teachers,' but then I remembered there was - it was called Boston Public.

Sorry you have to switch/train therapists AGAIN. Sheesh!

I've had the same arthritis specialist since I was in the 7th grade and even though their office sucks at returning my calls, I won't get a new one, because I don't want to get to used to someone new handling my body. I hate the utter tension of letting someone new put their hands on me and if I have to change that every three months - NO. I hope at least that during the next shift change I can get the lady I have right now back, at least have her every three months.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on September 12th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Boston Public got SO MANY THINGS wrong.... which I guess all investigators, cops, lawyers, doctors, and nurses also say about the shows featuring THEIR professions!

Yeah, it would be nice to at least have the same two people for alternating quarters. I know you get through it because you have to, but man, I HATE having people who aren't my husband, my friends, or myself touching me in any way!
dodger_sister: freaks and geeksdodger_sister on September 19th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
Boston Public got SO MANY THINGS wrong....

LOL Yeah, it did. I watched it (I think it was fufilling my guilty pleasure hs drama fix even though it was about adults) and even though I am not a teacher, I could just tell it was getting things so wrong - it was too over the top for anything else. I have great suspension of disbelief abilties, I tell you. Pus, Nicky Katt is hot.

which I guess all investigators, cops, lawyers, doctors, and nurses also say about the shows featuring THEIR professions!

The BFF refuses to let me stop on Law & Order SVU when channel flipping and at first I thought the subject matter was too much for her but I have since learned it is rage-face over how wrong they get the law aspect of things. (just SVU, not the original L&O though) And once we were watching an episode of Bones, which in and of itself you have to handwave a lot of things, but this whole ep was actually about a trial Bones had to testify on. She was so disgruntled, yelling at the TV,, and we were like, "You know it's Bones right? Why are you getting bent out of shape about it - this show is always stupid on logic," but she couldn't stop, she was so pissed off she had to go to her room until it was over.

I've never really had that trouble, I can watch all kinds of logic-less crap, but that's probably because they've never had a TV show about child care before. Although, I tried watching that Daddy Daycare movie and just NO. No, no, even the plot doesn't make any sense - random people can't just start daycares on a whim (at least not licensed daycares!).
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on September 19th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
I have to suspend my disbelief for many things, and I don't mind doing that... but I refuse to hang it by the neck until dead!
Denidenig37 on September 10th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
You know how much I loooove your therapy stories, especially the ones with K! *bounces like squirrel on crack* :-D


And the singing thing made me think of this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/24/kristin-chenoweth-duet-voice-teacher-_n_3811373.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
dodger_sister: friends the television showdodger_sister on September 12th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
You know how much I loooove your therapy stories, especially the ones with K! *bounces like squirrel on crack* :-D

See, you'd watch the dramedy 'Therapy Clinic', wouldn't you? ;)

That video of Kristen Chenoweth! OMG. That woman was astounding! I loved how Kristen couldn't concentrate on her own parts because she was so blown away by the woman singing. I am glad to see the crowd gave her a standing ovation! Thanks for sharing!
ranuaranua on September 11th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
well, I was pretty sure my life was a telenovela there for a while what with the ex and all that drama. Now I'm a boring documentary :D

Sorry to hear you've gotta train up a new therapist. That stinks.
dodger_sister: friends the television showdodger_sister on September 12th, 2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
well, I was pretty sure my life was a telenovela there for a while what with the ex and all that drama.

Yes, absolutely you were like a soap opera, or maybe a night time soap, like Melrose Place, with the Ex! It at least makes it slightly easier to bear.

Now I'm a boring documentary :D

Maybe your show got canceled and now there is a spin-off about The Boy at community college? 8)

Sorry to hear you've gotta train up a new therapist. That stinks.

I am not happy about having to get used to someone new touching me and learning my body at all. I can only hope that when the change happens again at the end of the year, that I can get back with the therapist I just had to give up.

ION, I got your email! And I was so happy to hear from you! And I will do all the squeeing and hugging in my reply, but I just wanted to say HIIIIIIIIIIIIII.
ranuaranua on September 13th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Maybe your show got canceled and now there is a spin-off about The Boy at community college? 8) oh gods, you don't know the levels of terror that inspires! The Boy is going to the same school where I met the ex!

Although, now that my brain is going round with it, that is the perfect set up for a spinoff series. A how the next generation does it better/worse thing.
sarahk_1963sarahk_1963 on September 11th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC)
i think that it's all kinds of beautiful that you can turn parts of your life into television shows, really i do.

and i understand that pain that is in the ass of training a new doctor or p. therapist up to the standard I need.

I've actually written out a list of my medications plus other helpful stuff like allergies,
when I was diagnosed,
what I was diagnosed with and so on,
boring as hell,
but saves a lot of time in the long run (for example: i was taken to hospital by ambulance, had taken my PM meds that mean't I was falling asleep on my feet) and I was able to hand the officer's my information sheet so that I didn't have to explain a 12 year medical history whilst being transported to hospital.

You never know, it might help the new therapist :)

take care, sarahk
dodger_sister: friends the television showdodger_sister on September 12th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
i think that it's all kinds of beautiful that you can turn parts of your life into television shows, really i do.

lol Thank you. My family can drive me nuts, but thinking about how a tv audience would find all the ridiculousness hilarious helps me ease the stress a little, I guess.

and i understand that pain that is in the ass of training a new doctor or p. therapist up to the standard I need.

Just having them know like, you have to be extra extra, extra careful with my legs but then you have to push harder and harder with my neck/shoulders, and having them understand the levels of 'not enough' or 'too much' is a pain in the ass, not to mention getting used to having a new stranger touching you. Ugh.

I've actually written out a list of my medications plus other helpful stuff like allergies,
when I was diagnosed, what I was diagnosed with and so on,


Yes, this is such good advice! I have my medical alert card (one that I made myself so it has all the relevant info on it) in my wallet and I usually hand that off to a nurse when they start asking those questions. And I have a three page write-up of the when/how/treatment of my various things because most of this shit happened when I was a kid and if I am too sick to answer questions or unconscious or something, I can't expect my sister to remember all that stuff, so she has this paper to give them instead.

You never know, it might help the new therapist :)

I'm less worried about that (that all should be in my chart already, though the number of therapists I have had who start in with me without even looking at my chart is astounding). It's more about how people think "Oh I've worked with an arthritis patient before, I know what I'm doing" but they have never worked with someone who has had it since age 1, whose body has spent years trying to accommodate it. And anyways, it's not like a sports injury (which they do a lot of) - no one person's degenerative disease is the same. I am sure it's the same with your issues, right? That your case is unique to yourself and no one case can ever be the same.

Thank you so much for the reply. It's always nice to be able to talk about this stuff with people that I know are dealing with a lot of the same issues! <3