Thursday, April 29, 2010


Today I got the cortisone injection in my hip....the Dr. said it will be about 2 days before I notice the full effects...can't wait!
Before I got the injection I asked to see the needle, the Dr. said that they don't usually show the patients the needles as they get squeamish. Of course I laughed & told him that my dream was to be a medical examiner & that I love watching all those gory shows on tv. So that led to a conversation about how my Dr. got to see an actual autopsy while he was in medical school, but I will spare you all the fascinating details!
Anyway, in the end he ended up showing me the needle to which I replied "holy crap!" LOL! He laughed when I said, oops, sorry ! It was about 4" long & very thick, not like the usual needles you see. It has to be big enough to get through all the fat & stuff :) I had some freezing first but could still feel that thing going into my hip.....hopefully it will work, but if it doesn't at least I got to hear stories of autopsies!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh criky, you poor thing. I am fine with needles and animals but needles and people are another story. You are a trooper. Hope you get some relief in your hip.

Dianne SS said...

You have a macabre side don't you! lol! That's quite the needle--yuck. You're brave though!

onecollie said...

oh Dianne I surely do !!

Paws on the Run said...

LOL!

PS - How in the world do you remember the name of that eagle?

Dianne SS said...

That is just the coolest picture--you and the eagle.

onecollie said...

thanks Dianne, it was taken at the Birds of Prey Center in Coldale, what a great place!!!!!

Squishy said...

I couldn't look at the needle. Ugggggg!!!!!!!! I hope it helps.
I love the photo of you and the eagle also. Really great!