Change: Good or Bad?

Who here likes change? Yes, I know many changes can be good and beneficial and all that, but that doesn’t make it any less hard, that’s for sure. I just feel like, sometimes, if something is working well, then changing it can be risky. For me, anyways. I’ve been going to see the same physiotherapist for almost five years now. I feel like we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well and have developed a great working relationship. We do the physio stuff, we laugh, we talk, we’ve got a good thing going. So, this afternoon, my mom and I drove out to Alymer, like we do every few weeks to see her. The only thing that would be different this time: a post-grad student was going to be sitting in on our session. Didn’t think much of it beforehand, just told my physio it was fine, because “the more the merrier”. That’s me, forever inclusive and welcoming!

Anyway, we got through the session like usual, explaining my condition, our physio routine, and our weird inside jokes to this student as we went along. All seemed great. Then, at the very end of our appointment, my physio tells us that this student would become “the new her”, meaning she’s planning on retiring sometime and having this woman take over! When I looked at her in shock, she reassured me that it wouldn’t be happening tomorrow or anything (in other words, not right away). This being right before we left, we didn’t get a chance to get more details yet. Hopefully next time I see her, we will see what the deal is.

This may not seem very open minded or mature of me, but I gotta say, this was not good news for me. I’m actually pretty attached to my physiotherapist, our sessions aren’t only work, but also fun. I’ve really grown to trust her. I’m sure once I get to know this new person, I will again be comfortable and happy and everything, but it just seems so far off and even slightly scary. This will be quite the change.

Is this a weird reaction on my part?

Have I grown too attached to someone I’m meant to have only a professional relationship with?

How would you feel in my place?

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