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So this will be a short post because I just got a cortisone shot in my right elbow (painful) and the doctor told me not to do any of this (and then he wiggled his fingers like typing) so I said I had to write a blog post and he said I could do a “short one” so here I go.
This cortisone shot hurt like a sonofabitch and trust me; I’ve had 7 of them so that’s something. Of course, it took forever so I had to sit there and try to stay calm and breathe deeply the entire time. I thought I was ok until I stood up and started talking to the doctor (friend of mine.)
Me: I think I’m going to pass out
Doctor: sit down
Doctor: could someone get her a cold washcloth … and some water
Me: I’m not feeling so well
Me: yeah, stupid Vagus Nerve reaction
Doctor: someone put her in a room to lie down
Me: this is ridiculous
Doctor: it happens
And it does. All the fucking time lately. It happened twice when Keely was in the hospital and now it happens when I get a cortisone shot. The minute something stresses my system and the adrenalin rises I start to pass out.
I can’t even tell you how inconvenient this is. I go to help someone and I end up being the problem. This happened once with Kevin. He stood up too fast and fell down and I ran over to him and then he was fine but I had to go get in bed for an hour.
My hero complex is decimated, as it’s obvious I’ll never be the hero that I always envisioned I’d be.
Oh well, I guess this is getting a little long. I’m okay now although my elbow hurts, my Achilles hurts and now my pride hurts.