Insurance Company Cancelled Knee Rehab Due to Poor Results
X10 to the Rescue
We share below excerpts from an interview with Kathie Delgado about her knee replacement and eventual recovery. It was when Kathie’s insurance company cancelled knee rehab due to poor results that she knew she had to take matters into her own hands.
My Knee Recovery Stalled
After four and a half months of physical therapy, nine days on the X10 and I got to 130 degrees.
My name is Kathy. I’m 64 years old and I had a total knee replacement. Right now I am about five months out from my surgery. I expected to be the wonder woman of recovery and unfortunately that turned out not to be the case. In spite of my best efforts I actually endured 38 outpatient physical therapy sessions.
Not for a lack of hard work
I would work as hard as I could and endure the pain to the point where I would literally cry. It sounds gross, but sometimes I literally actually vomited just from the pain of pulling on my leg. I gave it the best effort possible, but after a while it became really plain to me that what we were doing was not working and in fact, my insurance company agreed and decided that it was not efficacious to continue outpatient physical therapy.
An Emotional Breakdown?
I also knew that I was just literally going to have an emotional breakdown if I had to continue doing what I was doing. I said to myself, I sure hope my left leg holds out because I am never going to do this again because it was honestly the most awful experience of my life. And not because of the pain, cause you expect the pain, but because of the debilitation, the loss of independence. And then in my case when I got stuck, the lack of hope and the frustration.
Finding X10 Therapy
It’s at that point that I decided I needed to look for something different. I came across a testimonial. Someone had done this thing called the X10 and then once I had that word, the X10, X10 Therapy, then a whole world came tumbling open to me. And I realized it was a real thing. And I realized that it was helping people. It ignited something in me which had been lacking for a long time, which was hope that there was something that could help me.
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On the X10 Knee Machine
I was very comfortable. I actually felt like crying as I was sitting there on the machine because I knew that the hope I felt when I first discovered the X10 website wasn’t false hope.
One of the most important things is that the X10 comes with a whole team of professionals who are very much like family to you. And they watch over your progress because the technology of this machine is so amazing that it sends your progress directly to them. It’s hard to believe if you haven’t experienced it, that there could be such a difference in such a short time.
Four and a half months of pain and suffering, and in nine days I feel like myself again.
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In this one-of-a-kind blog we gather together great thinkers, doers, and writers. All our work is related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, patients, and as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. This is for you if you have a surgery upcoming, or in the rear-view mirror. Or maybe you just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery. Executive Editor: PJ Ewing
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