Aug. 20th, 2016

anigo: (Kayak)
So I went to the doctor for my cortisone injection (Wow, 5 tries at spelling that and had to break down and use the spell checker) and all I can say is Holy Cow.

The injection hurt a bit. But within seconds my knees felt nothing short of miraculous. I gotta be honest, I cried a bit. Mostly because I didn't realize how bad my knees actually hurt until they stopped hurting.

Now there was some good news/bad news to this story. (Then there's some good news again, so hang in there.)

The good news was they stopped hurting. The bad news was that the injections are mixed with lidocane so most of the "ceases to hurt" part was due to the freezing action inside. Within an hour the freezing had worn off and DAMN they hurt again, worse. They continued to hurt and ache into the night. About 2am I broke down and got up to get a hot water bottle to snuggle between my knees and was finally able to sleep.

Now the good news again.

They don't hurt anymore.

Well, let me take that back. They hurt exactly as much as a normal 47 year old woman's knees hurt. It doesn't hurt to go down stairs. I don't need to brace myself between the counter and bath tub when I get up from the toilet (sorry, tmi?) It's amazing.

So now two things. Why didn't I do this a year and a half ago? And why did they hurt? (ie, what am I doing wrong or have I done in the past to get there - what do I need to do differently so they don't get worse?)

Ironically, most of my other pains are gone today too. I wonder if the knees were causing my pain tolerance to shoot to zero or if it was all in my head. Who knows. I'm not arguing. I'm just wondering what I need to do to stay this way. If I need a cortisone shot every 3 months to feel this good I'm not going to be upset.

Cool, huh?


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