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?