Last week I FINALLY heard back from my orthopedic doctor about my shoulder. Word was that the powers that be decided that I would be a good candidate for a cortisone injection. Did I want it? YES! I was ready to try anything to get this shoulder into a better working order. I have been struggling with this for so long. It was time for some action.
Wednesday was my appointment day.
For this they needed to do an ultrasound guided injection. They ended up sending to me to the wrong waiting room and to make a long story short, I waited 45 minutes to be seen. The nurse apologized and I told her, “I have been waiting for and struggling with this for 9 months. Waiting 45 minutes really wasn’t a big deal.
During the wait Kalissa, who was at my house taking care of the childcare kids, sent me a picture of the childcare kids…the house was a HUGE mess. She also sent a message asking if Carver was the naughtiest kid at childcare. I said YES. He is.
Before she did the injection she did an ultrasound and from what she could see, she said she was very hopeful that this would be successful. That made me hopeful.
Then I got all the precautions…
Possible allergic reactions
pain and tenderness over the next 24 hours
The results of the injection won’t be know for 3-5 days
This could be a permanent fix
This could be a temporary fix
At this point I didn’t care about any of that. I was more than willing to give it all a shot (pun intended)
The procedure wasn’t terrible. I’d be lying if I said it was pain free but it was completely tolerable.
I came home and wasn’t very happy. My arm was in a lot of pain. For a minute I was mad at myself for having it done. I was trying to take care of the childcare kids but was in a lot of pain and discomfort. Picking them up and changing diapers was hard but I took some tylenol and powered through. After the kids left I took a pain killer and settled in for a laid back evening.
I woke on Thursday and felt much better. Only a bit of pain here and there….very tolerable and as far as my shoulder goes, I’m in the least pain I’ve been in for nine months! I am very hopeful. I’m not jumping up and down yet but I’m starting to think about it. If this ends up working I am going to be one very happy girl. So fingers crossed, prayers said…we’ll see what the next couple days bring.
But I’m not just going to sit around and wait to see if it’s going to get better or not. Regardless of the results, I have a life to live.
This is what I wrote on my note board for the childcare parents at the beginning of the week….
Yep..as you read this Kelli and I are heading out to see Elton John. I am so excited! I have long loved Elton John. I play his greatest hits album ALL OF THE TIME. He’s going to be in Moline which isn’t terribly far from here.
Plans are to hit up a couple quilt shops along the way and make an easy fun trip of it….I’m sure some iced coffee from McDonalds will be in the plans as well. We’re staying overnight and then heading back to through Cedar Rapids on the way home to have lunch with Buck and hopefully Lora too. I’m excited!! I’ll tell you all about it next week!!