RCA reduces my therapyMarch 11, 2009
Recently I got an inkling that the RCA (Revalidation Centre Amsterdam) busied itself to reduce my therapy. Both in type (e.g. speech therapy, hydro therapy … ) and frequency (e.g. from twice to once per week). Especially because I thought that some therapists have given up my case because they consider me to make too little progress. That felt like a cold shower. I, on the other hand, had the impression that I was still gradually progressing. I was working my ears off training my physical condition and language skills.
Today I met with my revalidation specialist and I asked him if my feeling was right (that the RCA was reducing my therapy). He started by telling us the purpose of the therapy (training until it is no longer efficient) and subsequently he told us that some therapists thought that my therapy must be reduced or ended. He had asked for a final report on me (I’ve no clue who’s gonna write that).
These were depressing thoughts. I argued with him stating that I was different than most other ‘patients’ (most patients are getting better while I’m getting worse). Consequently I needed as frequent as possible therapy sessions to just maintain my health (let alone improve it). Above all I had older “rights” to receive treatment than most others.
Suddenly I found myself behaving very emotional and childish. It is supposed to be good to be denied therapy because I proved to be self supporting or on a level where they can’t provide therapy anymore. Maybe I should pull the plug myself by not allowing myself to be a patient of the RCA anymore. That would be sad but maybe it is better. I will ponder on this a little longer but probably this will be my conclusion.