Friday, August 30, 2019

I Feel Like a Pincushion

I was able to get the injection yesterday.  Well, injections.  Yes, two - one in the SI joint and one in the hip bursa joint.  I have to admit, I was much more apprehensive about this going into it because somehow it seemed like getting an injection into that teeny tiny space was going to hurt a lot more than getting an epidural injection in my back.
Prepped and waiting for the doctor to come in, getting more and more nervous by the minute. 

Turns out, I was right about the pain.  Really didn’t enjoy that, especially once the SI joint injection was finished, knowing that the bursa was next.  Needless to say I’m glad it’s over.  I took a quick picture of the X-rays and got the heck out of Dodge although it was a little late late for that, truth be told.
Left - bursa, right - SI joint.

I spent the rest of the day lying down to keep the steroid medication in place. Oh!  I forgot to say, they used a different type in hopes that I won’t get so sick from it.  So now the waiting game begins...will the injections work?  Will I wake up mostly pain free one day soon?  Will I avoid getting the awful side effects?  I have a feeling I’ll know the answers by the next time I will blog, which will be Wednesday since I’m taking Labor Day Monday off.

Have a great long weekend!

14 comments:

  1. I hope it works for you! It's really time for your body to behave. That's all!

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  2. Fingers crossed this is your magic and the beginning of true healing for you!

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    1. Thanks Helen, I would love for this to be a new chapter in this saga.

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  3. I hope your wake up pain free really soon! Hopefully we won't be in the middle of a hurricane on Wednesday. This darn storm ugh its dragging on which, makes everything worse. Right now it looks like it will only be a cat 1 when it finally gets here sometime next week but I feel bad for the folks in West Palm Beach that are going to be on the receiving end of a Cat 4 storm when it makes land fall lots of damage there I am sure and a prolonged recovery. So could all of you say prayers for us here in Florida? Thank you. I'll let you know how we do next week.

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    1. Thanks Susan, and dang, I hope you guys will be OK with that hurricane!! Sending all my good thoughts your way - take care and keep in touch!

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  4. Toes and fingers crossed for you, Shelley. I'm rooting for you!

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  5. Do they give you a lidocaine shot before they do the injection? That was my favorite part of the knee injections. I felt wonderful for a day! Hoping you won't have the side effects this time!

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    1. There is some sort of numbing shot which stings like the meanest bee ever, but it doesn't seem to last more than a few hours afterward, boo.

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  6. Hoping everything works for you!! Have a good long weekend!

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  7. I am hoping and praying that the injection works and you are symptom (sick) free!!!!!

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  8. Ooo! I can't wait to hear! I hope the pain was worth it and the new injections are making you feel better and not sick!

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