Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes
Posted Sep 14 2008 3:48pm
Little knee update: the surgeon buried a needle full of cortisone up to the hub in each of my knees on Tuesday and by that night, aside from shaking and sweating, I was starting to feel better. Wednesday night was awesome. I felt like my old self again and several people at work made comments about it being the first night in months that I wasn't limping, was smiling at the end of the shift, and wasn't pale and miserable looking. But you know, I've been in so much pain for so long that I couldn't believe that it might be true. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and for my knees to go back to the horrible place. Thursday wasn't bad and tonight, my third full evening of work wasn't bad either. I did start to ache about 8pm but a half an hour after taking a couple of Tylenol it wasn't bad at all!
I feel so relieved and blessed and overwhelmed. All week long I've felt anxious and off-center, like I'm missing something. Oh. Yeah. Pain.
So anyway, my knees aren't perfect and never will be again but I can live with this. Thanks for listening to me complain for the last how-many-ever months. It's so nice to have my old self back.