One of the decisions I chose to make, after discussing it with Dr. Panozzo, is that it appears receiving Cortisone injections is my only alternative for relief, unless I wish to take oral medications. Honestly, this pain is too severe to consider oral meds as the only way out of this! I asked him how much of a chance there was that the Cortisone would raise my blood sugar levels and he said 100%. Ugh. This was not what I wanted to hear. The good thing is that he said the higher blood sugar could last as little as one day, but possibly as long as four days. OK, I can deal with that. I was thinking it would go on much longer than this, so I have chosen to have my first injection this coming Wednesday. I'm in too much pain to worry over this anymore. I need relief!
|Michael Phelps waving at me. Hey, a girl can dream, right?|
|Michael may be only 27 but ooh la la! I can still look..|