Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Bryan went to his orthopedic surgeon yesterday. Luckily the knee is not ruined but his surgeon was very upset that he hadn't started PT. He explained the situation with the VA and how it took this long to get an appointment so he just made it on his own with Tricare. He stated that they wanted him to see a surgeron before he started PT and he needed to wait 2 months after surgery to begin. The surgeon was not happy with this and wrote a script for PT. I am tempted to not use the VA to pay for PT and just use Tricare and pay the co-pays to get it started. It takes an act of Congress to get an appointment with them not to mention getting a local Physical Therapy center to use VAs outsouring of services. I called the VA today if it isn't set up by the end of the week we will just see if we can use Tricare. I want him to get better and back being somewhat active.
Here is a picture of his new screw and the large lumps you see are shrapnel.
We also had our first counseling appointment at the Vet Center and I was very pleased. I like the counselor and he asked all the right questions. He asked about Bryan's eating habits, sleeping habits, motivation, sex drive, he even asked if he sweats at night which always always concerned me, etc. I felt that is he is going to get to the core of everything. I love the whole healthy body healthy mind concept so I feel he is talking the whole body and mind into consideration. He also is an artist and thinks of other ways to deal with stress and anger! Also he had War and the Soul book in his office. I can't wait to go back!