I recently got diagnosed with very bad arthritis in my knees ( I am getting old) and was told I would need knee replacement surgery (yeah, right - 3 months of recuperation and physical therapy - no way).
I am the type of person who cant sit still - yes, I can when I want to read - otherwise, I need to be busy, especially during the day. So I opted for another way to ease the pain. And this included gel injection in the knee.
That was back in December and then I found out the whole process needed insurance approval, which may take up to 3 months. Well, between the doctor's assistant and my constant phone calls - we did it in one month. The meds came in (apparently there are three injections to complete the procedure) and today was the first.
OMG - after waiting in the office for two hours, I finally got to see the doctor. He takes out this huge needle - and I closed my eyes - literally - and he proceeds to prod my knee for the right spot - injects lidocaine to numb it - that hurt and then injects the gel - I am sitting here typing this with the leg up - it hurts. And the thought of doing it two more times scares me. I did ask the doctor if I would feel better tomorrow and he answered "I hope so."
So I am hoping so too......but we will see....Meantime, I have my Avon orders to deliver tomorrow - maybe a glass of wine will help?