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I'll have that cortisone shot now

When I saw my PT today, we both agreed it was time for a cortisone shot. Fortunately, they were able to administer it right on the spot and skip the PT session. That was not a comfy feeling as the doctor worked the needle into the joint--ugh. There's a numbing agent within, but when that wears off it might tender for a bit.

Therapist said to layoff any exercises for now and we'll start them up next week. So, for now, just rest and relax the shoulder (read: no biking at all). I hope this really helps me get past this road block.



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Mar. 2nd, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
You may not be able to bike, but hiking/walking are still possible, no? Hope the shots work like they should.
Mar. 2nd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
My partner, David, was supposed to start PT for his rotator cuff this week but had to take an emergency flight to Greensboro tonight and won't be back for a week. HUGE roadblock to his recovery and determining whether or not he needs surgery.

While he's gone, he asked that I call his workers' comp insurer and get a recommendation for an orthopedic surgeon so we can get a second opinion. Four weeks of no forward movement and lots of physical pain is wearing as both down, as you can imagine.
Mar. 3rd, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
GLad you are on the road to recovery, even if it is slow and frustrating at times.
Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
I had to take cortisone shots in my knees at one point due to the really horrible condition that degenerative joint disease had left them in. The doc would do a shot of novacaine first, then the cortisone shot. That helped a bit, but I still had to take some vicadin for a day or two after. By that time the initial effects of the cortisone would have worn off and I would be fine.

Best wishes there handsome...
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