injection

gary1959
gary1959 Member Posts: 14
edited 5. Jun 2015, 08:55 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi folks
went for my first cortisone injection last night at my local medical centre
unfortunately the doctor wasn't able to get the needle in to my knee
he said my knee was like concrete and he had never seen one so bad
(I have a fixed flexion deformity )
Been referred back to knee clinic at my local hospital
and be given co-codamol

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Gary!

    What a shame you must be so disappointed :(

    I know that this can be done at the hospital with the aid of imagery so maybe that could be a way forward.

    I hope the co-cos help you a little. If you haven't had them before can I recommend increase in fruit/fibre (say no more ;) )

    Toni x
  • Kitty
    Kitty Member Posts: 3,561
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Gary,

    I can confirm what Toni said about fruit etc. Perhaps you should invest in a bottle of syrup of figs! :? So sorry to hear you couldn't have the injection though.

    KathleenT
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    kathleenT wrote:
    Hi Gary,

    I can confirm what Toni said about fruit etc. Perhaps you should invest in a bottle of syrup of figs! :? So sorry to hear you couldn't have the injection though.

    KathleenT

    I swear by prune juice Kath!!
  • gary1959
    gary1959 Member Posts: 14
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The co-codmal
    has not affected me to badly
    got appointment at knee clinic at hospital on monday 1st june
    cheer s
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Gary,I have liquorice works a treat for me sometimes to well if i have too much.
    Good luck with your app let us know if you want pocket duties. Mig
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Gary - best of luck for 1st June and am very glad the co-cos haven't caused too much 'trouble' :wink:

    Toni xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,256
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Gary,
    Hope all goes well for you on Tuesday...and that the co-cos help with the pain ...
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck for Monday Gary- not too long to wait now.


    Elizabeth :)
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck on Tuesday - hope the appointment goes well for you.
  • gary1959
    gary1959 Member Posts: 14
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi folks
    thanks for all your nice messages
    Wwor my appointment at hospital today
    had x-rays ,
    and within about two minutes wiith the doctor
    he simply just asked me 'do you want a new knee ?...wow ! tNo beating around the bush
    have agreed to it
    but im really nervous with the though of having the operation
    Going back to see him in six weeks
    he said may be having the op around august -September
    I suffer from anxiety a bit anyway i expect im going obess about this now
    and my already poor concentration will get even worse ! .
    Night all
    :-(
  • gary1959
    gary1959 Member Posts: 14
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry that was a bit garbled
    im really tired
    night
    x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well that was an outcome and a half, yes? If you want information on knees and knee operations have a look on the Living with Arthritis board on here, that's where the more medical aspects of our conditions are covered. Many people have had new knees and are now out there living the life of Riley which is how it should be. Barry2013 has had his second knee done recently, the healing etc. takes time but there again it takes years for knees to get to the point where new ones are offered. DD
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,697
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That's great news though I expect it's come as a bit of a shock.

    I have two replacement knees and they have both been brilliant for years.

    I'm very pleased for you.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well Gary that is good news :) I am so pleased for you......

    and don't worry about getting anxious we are all here to keep you nice an calm.

    Don't forget to keep us in the loop :wink:

    Love

    Toni xxx

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