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Mon May 8th, 2017


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12:30 pm - Well, that's that, then
Went for a cortisone shot this morning at unreasonable o'clock. $25 cheaper than at the old place and a much simpler transit, or would be if they weren't renovating the station. Meaning one needs a transfer to go from subway to bus except when the bus goes into the station as the Coxwell bus does. But as they're putting an elevator in- and about bloody time, guys, since you serve Toronto East General Hospital- the bus stop is out on the street. Either pay again and the driver doesn't give change period even if you only have a twenty, or walk. I walked. Lovely cool morning, white and blue, and bushes still white with blossoms, so worth it.

Tell the joint man I have bursitis. He manipulates leg painfully. 'What you have,' he says, 'is no cartilage in your knee at all and a bloody big bone spur sitting where the cartilage should be.' So, well: see what cortisone does if anything; strengthen knee muscles more; and lose as much weight as I can. To which end I broke my twenty on an egg white breakfast bun (250 cals) and walked back to the station.
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From:incandescens
Date:May 8th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Ouch. Lots of sympathy, and I hope the cortisone helps.
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From:flemmings
Date:May 8th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Was surprised to be told I wouldn't see effects for three or four days. Must have been placebo effect that made me think it worked faster, back when I was getting them every three months.
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From:incandescens
Date:May 8th, 2017 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Seems almost a shame they told you, then...
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From:flemmings
Date:May 9th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
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Made no difference. Where I was limping and stumbling all through the weekend with grinding pain, this evening I am limber and braceless. This may change with tomorrow's foretold swelling, but who knows?
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From:mvrdrk
Date:May 8th, 2017 11:10 pm (UTC)
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You , me, my sister, tons of others, we need the youngsters to invent reliable replacement joint cartiledge!
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From:flemmings
Date:May 8th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Reliable and injectable. Yes, would be nice.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:May 9th, 2017 01:33 am (UTC)
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Late to the party ... but as everyone up there says glad the cortisone is helping, and yes something for the knees that's fast and painless.
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From:flemmings
Date:May 9th, 2017 03:08 am (UTC)
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Fast I'm sure they can do; painless depends on me getting stuff into shape. Luckily I have till December at the earliest.

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