April 12, 2013

I Dare You

Okay, this is how much I love knitting. I dare any of you to one-up me, she says, making a sweeping, pointing gesture of defiance that includes the whole of the knitting universe.

Hied myself off to Orthopedics this morning and allowed one Dr. Morris to first jab a long, pointy needle (and, not, I repeat, not of the knitting kind) containing Lidocaine straight into the ball of my thumb. This was followed immediately by the jabbing of another even longer and pointier needle containing cortisone straight into the place where the thumb pain isóeven before the Lidocaine had done its work.

Doc said casually as he slapped a pretty meager-looking Band-Aid on, "Meh, itíll be slightly uncomfortable for the next couple of days."

I am now eyeing my bottle of Vicodin. "Uncomfortable," my sweet Aunt Fanny, Dr. Morris.

And the capper? That was only one thumb. You do the math. What we wonít do for knitting, eh, kindred spirits?

(Then, for another reason entirely which isnít germane to this story, I had an appointment with a male physicianís assistant. His name was Leslie, so we had a man named Leslie and woman named Ryan in the same room. I was sure we were going to generate some kind of weird space-time warp just by dint of our existence and proximity.)

(I know Leslie is a common-ish manís name in England. Just not so much here. Here, it's most likely to get you pantsed.)

Posted by Ryan at April 12, 2013 04:02 PM

Owie! Bone infections are no picinic either. At least a wholloping dose of Penicillin over a week will help my issue. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Trish on April 12, 2013 08:15 PM

Sometimes when they say that, I want to stab a pencil in a... personal spot and say, yes, I suppose that is a tad uncomfortable... Discomfort and pain don't seem like the same animal to me. I hope you are feeling better and the "discomfort" settles down. (hugs)


Posted by: Cat on April 13, 2013 02:04 PM

Oh joint injections are the worst, BUT they usually do help a lot. Here's hoping you'll get relief!

Posted by: Kristen on April 13, 2013 03:51 PM

So happy to see your sense of humor is intact. I've had to have my thumb injected for "trigger finger" & it sucked ditch water. The doctor knew I was a nurse- looks at me and asks "why are crying?". I can't help it- my eyes leak when I get jabbed with huge needles (I was rather proud of myself for not sobbing hysterically to boot). Sending you prayers of healing & strength.

Posted by: Margaret O on April 14, 2013 02:23 PM

My dad's name was Leslie. He was never jabbed in the joint with a long pointy needle nor pantsed, as far as I know. Poor man.

Posted by: kmkat on April 15, 2013 12:17 PM

It should help you almost right away, though - I had a cortisone shot about a month and a half ago for my hip, it didn't hurt all that much (not as much as in your thumb I'm sure) and almost immediately I felt great and it lasted about 6 weeks. I get to have another one at the end of May.

Posted by: Caroline on April 17, 2013 05:27 AM
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