Teadrinker would like it to be known that yesterday, following round 2 with the physiotherapist, she experienced NO PAIN (for about 10 hours) and had LOADS of energy!
This is a first for me, as I have previously never come out of any hands-on treatment (physio, osteopathy, acupuncture, massage, injections) without feeling (a) like I've been run over by a steam roller and (b) like I've come round from an anaesthetic. I think it may have been the result of the physio really listening and varying her treatment to suit.
I had to adjust my mind-set from the usual "well I've had treatment & I'm going to hurt again now" to, "well this is good! Surely I shouldn't be feeling this well? What, you mean I can be like a normal person and am actually allowed to feel OK?!" Spent all day feeling pleasantly surprised.
Of course it didn't last, as due to an unforeseen domestic drama (too boring to mention) I messed up some of the good work. But I have so far not needed pain killers today. Even if it doesn't last I enjoyed the novelty.
I am the also the proud owner of a red theraband ( one of those massive stretchy rubber bands with which to do exercises). I hadn't realised they smelled so pungent.