Friday, April 22, 2011

Miracle Cure?

The doc stuck the long syringe into my ankle and asked, "How'ya doin'?" He had prepared the injection site with a cold spray on the surface. "Okay," I said, "except I shouldn'ta been watching that needle go in." It was nauseating to watch the depth of the insertion.

"So are you okay?" he asked. "Oh yeah," I said, feeling like I was going to throw up.

A cortisone shot, a steroid, had just just been injected deeply into my pesky left ankle, which had hurt for a year and a half and had curtailed, or, actually, eliminated my running. If this miracle shot of cortisone into the trouble zone didn't take, I had ankle surgery upcoming on my schedule.

I heaved off the examining table and stood up. The pain of the last year and a half was instantly gone.

2 comments:

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

Wow! I am glad to hear that was so successful! The cortisone shot doesn't seem to work for everyone.

Just_because_today said...

Oh come on! that needle is small. Try the one they use when they drain fluid from a knee, that is a long needle!
let's hope it keeps the pain away long enough. I finally had to accept one and it has also helped.
Good luck