Ow.

Right now, it is 2:30 in the afternoon.  I am sitting on my couch, drinking a beer & cuddling with a cat.  I got sent home early from work today, and it was strongly suggested I reconsider my decision to come in tomorrow.

I am having an exciting reaction to the steroid injection.  In this reality, exciting is defined as excruciatingly painful and  unexpected.

I got crutches this morning at physical therapy, and because of the pain, the appointment wasn’t great – I couldn’t do much of anything.  The cats are a bit afraid of the crutches.

Anyways – not much to report today – other than the suck.

Recent Comments

  • Alisa
    August 21, 2008 - 5:36 pm ·

    Ugh! I’m soooo sory about your knee! That does not sound good. If you do come into work tomorrow and want someone to bring you coffee or lunch give me a call =).

    • gazelle
      August 22, 2008 - 9:39 am ·

      Thanks for the offer! I decided to NOT go in today. My boss’s supervisor seemed pretty adamant about not wanting to see me again until Tuesday!

    • gazelle
      August 22, 2008 - 9:43 am ·

      Apparently the steroid injection can cause increased joint pain for some people. It’s not a COMMON side effect, but it is listed as one. Why they told me about the skin-bleaching side effect (less common than increased joint pain) but neglected to tell me about the excruciating join pain side effect (which is more common when the injection is made into a joint – such as a knee – and if there is excess fluid present – such as in my case) is beyond me.

      But – I think it’s better today – and hopefully will be all better by tomorrow.

    • gazelle
      August 22, 2008 - 9:44 am ·

      Thanks! At this point, I’m not sure about yoga tomorrow. I will probably have to skip it, due to the desire to not push too hard until I’m feeling better.

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