TENS machine

English: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve...
English: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

You know you are an old runner when your insurance approves an electronic stimulation machine for your use. After my EPAT treatments, I received a prescription for a TENS machine and some prescription pain ointment.

 

My doctor received the machine and instructed me on how to use it. He also preset the settings so I would not damage my

 

Every time I look at the box with the machine, I feel as if the Insurance company is saying:
Dear Runner,

 

You are old! We have taken pity on your old beat up body due to you excessive running habit. Though you will not stop running, and you keep falling apart, as long as you have a policy with us we will keep putting you back together! (at a premium, pun intended) Keep running. We’ll make more ways to put you back together.

 

Regards,

 

You Happy Wealthy Insurer

 

I’m sure they are not laughing at this but I say this in jest as I use this machine to patch up my achy body, instead of going to 12-16 weeks of physical therapy.

 

 

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. A TENS is much cheaper than physio. I STILL would get them to shell out for a massage though.

    1. adriadc says:

      Oh I wish! Thank goodness one of my besties is a massage therapist. Happy Happy!

      1. Unfortunately I am a massage therapist, which means I’m always giving them and never getting them 😦 #sorerunner

      2. adriadc says:

        So sorry. I appreciate you guys but I only do Reiki. I hope that turns around for you. A massage therapist really needs TLC after working on everyone.

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