Today I went and had steroid injections into my back.
I gotta be honest, I was a little scared. I had heard that the needle is huge (the fact that they give you shots to numb you before they give you another shot was a bit of a scary indicator of that), and just the idea of putting needles into my back is creepy.
Anyway, it started off normal - vital signs, checking in, etc. Then they led me into a room with giant x-ray machines (so they could see what they were doing near my spinal cord), and there was the PA and two lab techs. They were hilarious! They were singing Elton John and making fun of each other about the royal wedding.
It was nice, because it really took my mind off of the whole giant needle in the back situation!
Then J-Dogg came in (yes, I call him that… to his face) and did the injection, talked to me a bit, and walked me out!
I can’t say it was painless, because I’d be lying, but I am at school (front desk duty for now) and not in much pain, and have ice strapped to my back. It was definitely easier than I had expected, which is good, because this will not be the last time I do it!
Hi! I just thought I would let you know how awesome I think you are! I do the 3 Day as well, AND I am finishing my junior year of college and becoming a teacher after graduation! :]
You are so great! :] Have a great day!
That’s awesome! Thank you for the kind message! It made me smile when I woke up. =)
Where are you going to school? Where do you do the 3day? How many have you done?
I have done 2 in Chicago, but am going to do my third in Boston… I’ve never been there, so we are going to go a couple days early to check out the city before we do the walk! =)
I was indecisive about whether or not to train/walk today, and then took so long to decide that when I finally got the motivation to do it, I wouldn’t have had enough time! I should’ve just immediately gone on tumblr… My dashboard would’ve gotten me on the treadmill right away! =(
There’s always tomorrow, after my back injections!
“We have a ‘Tequila’ and a ‘Margarita,’ and now we just need a girl at this school named ‘Beer.’”—An astute student of mine, too knowledgeable about alcohol (though he seems to have forgotten about Alizé).
I’m watching Fight Club for the first time in a long time, possibly the first time since I read the book by @chuckpalahniuk . Amazing. I am so happy about it right now! Chuck Palahniuk is my favorite author.