Aftershots – The Post-Cortisone Injection Update

I firmly believe that wait-times in doctors offices and/or hospital waiting rooms are specifically designed to be just a tad long er than they need to be, so that any anxiety the patient has is replaced by boredom.

However …

Young Dr ‘Butcher’, (his name is spelled differently but in the interests of protecting his anonymity we’ll stick with this) was his usual friendly self, and efficient with the local anesthetic injection and the cortisone one. In no time at all Mrs Widds and I were back outside blinking in the morning sunshine like a pair of owls.

Within a couple of hours I noticed an appreciable lessening of the stiffness in the back of my knee, and by bedtime nothing, NOTHING, hurt at all!

It’s not permanent, of course, and I still have to be careful of my knee because in spite of the absence of pain-and-agony, the damage is still there, but Heavens to Murgatriod! This feels fantastic!

18 comments on “Aftershots – The Post-Cortisone Injection Update

  1. Wonderful. Enjoy it while it lasts

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  2. Ian Hutson says:

    You’ll be riding a unicycle wearing nothing but a smile and a dab of Chanel – again – in no time. I wonder if I might try a local anaesthetic and a shot of Cortisone to my brain-gland? Hmm… it just might work. 😉

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  3. TanGental says:

    Oh frabjous day, calloo callay!!!

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  4. Wonderful news indeed, Widds…

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  5. quiall says:

    Sometimes it’s good to be stabbed with a sharp pointy thing.

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  6. acflory says:

    Oh Widds, that’s great news! I hope it’s a sign of things to come. -hugs-

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  7. Reely Bernie says:

    I’ve had two now (well, 4 total when you count both knees), and the effect isn’t as strong as the first one. My ortho doc was bluntly honest with me and said I’m looking at two knee replacements in 10 years. My family has always had bad knees. It’s one of those things I have to persevere through. As of now, biking and minimal bodyweight exercises help. Weightlifting and running are out 😦 Have you tried glucosamine supplements? They tend to work once a week for me, but if I take too much, I grow a tolerance. Happy Week to you!

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    • Widdershins says:

      When I smushed my knee up in the first place, way back in 1983, the ortho who put all my bits back in their place, mostly, said I’d need a new knee in 10 years … fast forward 40 years and I’m going to have the other knee replaced because it’s worn out from being the ‘good one’ all this time … so from that perspective, I think I’ve had a really good run of things 😀

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      • Reely Bernie says:

        Wow. So, to ask you a simple question: How long is knee replacement recovery, and are you still able to “jog,” or is running of any kind out of the question?


  8. I understand the operations are better now – but the scars can be worse – because the operations are done from the front of the knee or something.

    A friend had to wait until she was Medicare age for her knee replacements, and she went through a lot of pain before that. If you can handle the pain AND do the PT, good luck. Pain is NOT good.

    I can’t promise to do the PT – and a necessary operation this last year led to months of pain due to the drugs and my existing ME/CFS – so I can’t even consider trying to walk again for now. Irony: my knees are fine, and I’m flexible enough to put my big toe in my mouth – but can’t stand or walk much as a result of a stupid spine operation in 2007. I keep hoping a cure will happen soon enough for me to fix things.


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