Holy Pokey Needle Batman!!!

So…did I mention that on Thursday, I’m having an injection into my right knee to hopefully reduce the pain I feel and help increase my mobility? The injection is called Synvisc-One and it’s described like this (taken from the Canadian website):

Synvisc-One goes to work right where the pain begins!

  • Lubricates and cushions your joint
  • Decreases pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis
  • Helps you get back to your daily activities
  • Helps protect your cartilage against certain damage
  • Could delay the need for total knee replacement surgery

The only thing it DOESN’T mention is HOW FRICKING BIG THE NEEDLE IS!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Whoooooooo-wee! Well, it’s a good thing that needles don’t bother me. I have no idea if the doctor numbs the area first or not, but I have been told by the Pharmacist that I should stay off my leg for a few days after having the injection done. Sure wish I’d known that sooner…I have my “Train the Trainer” course on Friday.  It’ll be fine…I’ve already confirmed they’ll cover the cost of a taxi there and back (and it’s at the Royal Jubilee hospital, not Victoria General if that’s what I said in yesterday’s post). I’m also going to use my crutches instead of my cane, and they’ll find something I can prop my leg up on. I’ll take a bag lunch instead of buying something and it’s all good.

The only thing left to worry about is this…

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but I’m pretty sure Dr. Winston is fully qualified.

Yeah. Pretty sure.

There is always hope!

About LadyPamelaRosehttps://pamelajessen.comWelcome! This blog is my life with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and living with Invisible Illness, including Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, D.I.S.H., Hip Replacement, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Myofascial Pain, Diabetes Type 2 (on Insulin), Gastroparesis, Hypothyroidism and Bipolar Disorder. Despite this, I am also a volunteer with Patient Voices Network - an organization in British Columbia that allows everyday people to have a voice in how healthcare is delivered in our province. I also volunteer with Island Health in a similar role. I want people to know they can have a say in BC's Health Care and that voice can be in any number of different ways. It's important for our voices to be heard and I love to talk about how that works!

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