Mon May 8th, 2017
|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.
Ouch. Lots of sympathy, and I hope the cortisone helps.
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.
Seems almost a shame they told you, then...
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?
|Date:||May 8th, 2017 11:10 pm (UTC)|| |
You , me, my sister, tons of others, we need the youngsters to invent reliable replacement joint cartiledge!
Reliable and injectable. Yes, would be nice.
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.
Fast I'm sure they can do; painless depends on me getting stuff into shape. Luckily I have till December at the earliest.