Friday, January 11, 2008

A Tisket a Tasket

...a muscle lined basket.

I had my first appointment at physical therapy today. We didn't do any therapy, just background, etc. I have homework--keeping a log of my "voiding" for one day. I'm so not thrilled to do this.

But most importantly, my PT showed me a model of a pelvic floor muscles with the pelvis. it looked so funny--you never see the two together. In sex ed we'd see vagina models. And at the chiropractor you see the pelvis model--but never together. I always wondered how everything was held in place.

Turns out, it's just like a basket.

And all of the diagrams suddenly fell into place, some more of my symptoms (that I never thought of as symptoms) made sense. It was wonderful.

There is a picture of something very similar to what I was shown above. I thought it might be helpful to others.

(Side note--in searching for a picture of that model I noticed the cost--like $500. I wonder what a real one would cost. :))