Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Good News Is....

...I'm not dying of some horrible joint/cartilage disease.

The bad news is......I may be the recipient of more shots of cortisone in sensitive places.

The rheumatologist I saw was super cute and young ('Why, hello, Doogie!'). He also told me that I might have bursitis in my hip. Yeah. That totally means my big ass isn't from ice cream at 11:30 every night. It's just swollen!

The shot of hydrocortisone in my wrist didn't really help anything until Day 2. Then it felt better. Then it started to not feel so great. meh. Buuuuuttttt.......he also gave me Vicodin, so that part didn't suck.

Anyway, bloodwork, Xrays, and a feel up. We'll see the results in 3 weeks.


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with Vocodin: It totally kills the pain in my knees, but the side effects are horrible. I never ask for it for my knees, but when I'm given it for any other pain problem (like after a surgery), I save it for bad knee days.

  2. Yikes I hear bursitis is painful! Hope all is well! Vicodin makes me barf :( Bllaahhhh lol

  3. I wouldn't mind having a Doogie doc. :) Actually, my dentist is kind of like that.

    Vicoden, it does a body good. (Occasionally. And only when you truly need it, of course.)

    I've had a couple of them the past week too. Root canals. They just suck unwiped ass.

    Anyway, I do hope you're feeling better, A.


  4. Wishing you well Amy. Hope it is all sorted soon, and that you are in less pain. xxoo

  5. Hope the cortisone shots do the business, Amy

  6. Giving thumbs up on Doogie Doc and Vicodin (it's very helpful when needed) ... I hope you will get answers to what's going on soon and get a good management program will keep you in my thoughts.

  7. Oh.
    (Sorry! I'm too out of it today to say anything else...)

  8. I had one of those cortisone shots in my knee a few weeks ago and it was so dang painful! I'm supposed to have another one in March. Don't know if I will. Like you, it only worked a few days.

    Hope you have a good painless week.

  9. I am happy to hear that Doogie thinks you are okay. Sorry about the shots. Maybe the Vicodin will make them hurt less. Take care of yourself.

  10. I've heard cortisone shots are really painful - so sorry! Vicodin, on the other hand, totally rocks. At least, I THINK that is what I had for all my c-sections? Anyway, hope you feel better soon!

  11. sensitive places?
    The mind boggles!

  12. You are sure going through the mill Amy. Steroid injections to ease your pain and still having to take painkillers. I truly feel for you!
    I hope you are able to get relief soon angel. It is not funny having to suffer so constantly.
    Gentle hugs
    Jeanie xxx

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  14. Doogie...hahahaaa. Did you see Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle? That's the Doogie I picture now when you say Doogie. Hee hee.

    I had a couple cortisone shots in my shoulder a few years ago and loooooved the pain relief. The shots didn't hurt. Of course, they weren't in my swollen ass. Doogie would need to get out the extra-loooong needle for that spot, I'm afraid.

  15. I get periodic bursitis of the hip -- the cort injection there isn't too bad. The wrist part -- that doesn't sound so fun... happy weekend. Hang inthere.`

  16. I wish I had some Vicodin right now. I have pleurisy yet AGAIN! ::big sigh: I have had the cortisone shots in my shoulder and my feet. They are very painful, but gave me immediate pain relief. I had bursitis or calcific tendonitis (same diff) in my shoulder and had surgery for it. Still had the pain. Went to a different doc. Turns out I also had loose ligaments in my shoulder and when I would lie down to sleep at night, my shoulder was becoming partially dislocated. Six weeks of PT fixed that! So glad that is all behind me! Still haven't found out if Donnie's new job has insurance. He said something about 6 months before benefits kicked in. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That means we still have 5 to go. :-P


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