Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jabbed for the second time.

Since my last lot of cortisone injections about a month again - which happened to give me about 2 weeks relief, things have been steadily going back to the the way it has always been. That nerve twinge just doesn't seem to want to relent. So off to the the sports med Doc I went again, however this time I was not scared. I had the Emla patches ready to go on the work site and I was in the right frame of mind.

The ladies at the front desk know me now as the lady who has the needle phobia. Quite funny really, because I don't really have a phobia of needles, only the ones that are about 5cms long that go into my back. I mean really, what's not to be scared of. What happens if he gets and itch or worse still, he sneezes.....

This time I wasn't so lucky to come out unscathed. I had real trouble trying to get the patches on by myself and as such had to tape the things onto my back because I kept missing the area. So I think I missed the X marks the spot. The left side went well, didn't feel a thing. The right side was a different story. I felt the needle, anaesthetic and cortisone, not as bad I had imagined but nonetheless it was not something I was expecting. I was trying to stay relaxed and breathe through the procedure but I all I could do was feel my butt cheeks clench up. Breathe, breathe - find your happy place. And before I knew it, it was all done.

I really do like him as a doctor, not sure if he can say the same about me as a patient. I am not one of those painful whingy whiney patient's but I talk alot, and my nerves make me talk more. I wonder if he wishes that I had a MUTE button.

Anyway, this morning I do feel better. Not 100%, but better than yesterday. This time it hasn't been as effective, but I am still staying positive and trying to stay focused on all my exercises and maintaining the fitness, which is of utmost importance.

So, today is another bike ride - of course. What else did you expect. Have a great day all.

My first walk/run back in forever.

Walked up to the chemist and back to get my Emla patches for my cortisone injections this afternoon. Two kilometres is all I did and apart from twinges in my back, my legs feel great.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage