I finally got the injection in my neck this morning. It wasn’t too bad. The whole procedure, minus the prepping and the stuff afterwards, lasted five minutes. I was in at 10 a.m. and out at noon. I wasn’t sedated. They just used a local anesthetic. The nurses seemed suprised at this. They said that most all men opt for sedation, while most women don’t. So much for the stronger sex theory, huh?
The doctor said it will take about 72 hours for the steroids to reach their maximum effectiveness. So, maybe in two or three days, I’ll start getting some relief. I go in for another treatment in two weeks, and then another one (if needed) two weeks after that.
The post operative instructions they gave me said to return home and rest. They said I should “pamper myself.” They also said I should not drive a car, operate complicated machinery (does a computer count?), make important binding decisions or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.
I wonder if a washer and dryer would be considered complicated machinery. I know they would be by some of the people I currently work with. Some of them consider a light switch to be a complicated mechanism. At any rate, I came home and did laundry.
Speaking of work, I am disliking this job more and more each day. That is not good, considering I have had it for less than two months. I keep hoping it will get better, and I keep getting promises from managers that it will get better, but I am beginning to have doubts. I’m hearing a lot of words, but seeing very little action.
Sure is hot here.