In a world of pain

On Thursday I had an appointment at the orthopedist to see if they had anything new to say to me about my foot. I explained how it is feeling and how that the physical therapy hasn’t made any different. The orthopedist said that we can try with a shot of cortisone in the ankle joint to see if that help. So he put on some anesthesia on the ankle and then gave me the shot of cortisone. He said that it could take up to two weeks until the cortisone would take effect, what he did not mention was how much pain I would be in once the anesthesia wore off. Luckily I decided to work from home the rest of the day, and that was really good. About an hour after I came home the anesthesia wore off and my foot hurt so much it was crazy. I took a painkiller, but it didn’t help much. I woke up several times during the night because it hurt so much. On Wednesday when my alarm woke me up in the morning I could hardly stand on the foot and it hurt even more. So I decided to work from home and with two strong painkillers it pain subsided. It wasn’t all gone but it was much better. I could now walk without the pain being unbearable. Towards the evening it felt better and today I decided to go to work. It still hurts but not as much and now it is enough with one painkiller to numb the pain. So now I just hope that the shot will help and the pain I usually have in the foot will go away.

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