Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oh the pain of cortisone shots

Egads. The doc wanted to give me a cortisone shot into my wrist and I've been resisting. I finally gave in. the shot was into the carpal tunnel and the pain was so stinking intense it caught me by surprise. I expected it to be painful, but I didn't expect it to be so painful that every foul word in the English language would come to mind as I broke out into a sweat and watched the room start moving. Good night...that hurt like hell.

Cortisone shot means immobilize the wrist and don't use it. That means no knitting! For at least 24 hours. So I waited the 24 hours, dyeing 12 skeins of yarn during that time, and then tried to knit while at the knitting group tonight and discovered I can't knit yet. So I dyed more yarn. Pictures to follow...some very pretty stuff this week came out of the dye pots! Tomorrow I get to do the least fun part of this wonderful new job I've given myself: skein the yarn.

1 comment:

Maegwin said...

I've had to get two in my wrist at different points. The first one hurt really badly because of all the swelling but the second was much better. I hope it works for you. I haven't had any recurrance of the pain with wearing my brace at night and switching the hand I mouse with.