Pocket duties required for 10th

TheLordFlasheart
TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
edited 16. Jul 2017, 14:27 in Living with Arthritis archive
As many of you might know, i'm going for my second steroid injection next Monday (10th). Anyone who can attend with pocket duties would be of a massive help, as i'm pinning a lot on this one.

Yes I realise that it may not last as long as the previous injection, but I really need some restbite (last night I hardly got any sleep).


Alastair

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  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,151
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I will be there.((())) Mig
  • Wobbly
    Wobbly Member Posts: 58
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck Alistair hope u get some good relief from it
    Wobbly xx
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have literally just come back from my GP to have my steroid injection (a godsend itself, as it means avoiding a long wait to see a consultant at my local hospital), and the Dr was very nice, explaining the side effects etc, and to see how things are in 4 weeks.

    If by the 4 weeks there is no niotceable difference, then it's back to my GP to get referred for an arthroscopy. It's not an easy choice to make, but I feel it is the right one (if it does indeed come to that).


    Alastair
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,619
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry I missed this, Alastair. I had a rather hectic social weekend.

    How are things now? Has it helped? I hope so.
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry I missed this, Alastair. I had a rather hectic social weekend.

    How are things now? Has it helped? I hope so.

    Thanks for the reply Sticky

    It's early days I guess, had 2 full nights sleep, so that is a good start. My knee was aching a bit today, but I just hope its the cortisine taking effect and not as I fear, not worked at all.

    Alastair
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,151
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Think positive.
    Alastair I like that name.
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well it seems even my positive attitude could not make this steroid injection last more than two days.

    I was up last night with the familiar symptoms of my knee really aching, atleast twice, and right now I feel miserable.

    would of been nice for this injection to last a little longer, but I was well aware it may not work, and low and behold it hasn't. So now it's a case of back to see my GP and get referred for an arthroscopy (as agreed at the pain management clinic).

    Alastair
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,619
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Plan B time, then?

    I'm sorry it didn't work but my own experience of steroid jabs is that the more you have, in a particular joint, the less they work.

    I wish you better luck with the arthroscopy.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    I'm sorry I missed the original post
    So as Sticky says Plan B now ?
    I had a steroid injection in my leg a few weeks back and hoped it had worked.......but NO if anything its worse.

    Oh well!!!

    I hope you have success with plan B

    Love
    Hileena
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for your replies, plan B it is.

    Just glad I invested in a TENS machine, going to really need that whilst I wait for the surgery (once I have been referred)

    Alastair
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,234
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Alastair so sorry I missed pocket duties, I have been away for a few days and I am behind with everything anyway..sorry to hear the injection hasn't worked has good, the ones I had in my back only worked the once..but we live in hope..will be in pocket duties for plan B..good luck

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