Surprise injections and more

So it turns out that the appointment that I had on Friday wasn’t so scary after all. In fact, I’d say it went rather well.

Quite a few things happened actually. We discussed maybe trying a new kind of splint as opposed to my callipers because they blister me so much, although I have to go for more appointments with a physio and someone who deals with splints to weigh up pros and cons first so I won’t go into details about that yet.

A few suggestions were made about things that might make my life in the kitchen a little bit easier. The occupation therapist who was there took my concerns on board and is going to do some research for me and try and get hold of some equipment for me to borrow to see how well it would work for me before I buy any. Again, I’ll let you know more when I do.

And, oh yeah, they gave me some more Botox in my left leg, which was an unexpected, (nice) surprise.

I’ve had this treatment done a few times as a kid, and once again last year as an adult and every time it has worked well for me. I mentioned to the doctor who was there (the same one who gave me the injections last year) that I thought it might be worth doing some more. She agreed that it would be.

“We can do it today, if you like” she said after giving it some thought.

“Er, yeah okay.” I said, a little shocked that that was an option.

And so we did.

I wasn’t expecting it but I wasn’t about to turn it down either.

“Bet you’re glad I came with you now,” Mum giggled as she helped me roll up my jean leg and gave me her hand to squeeze. Yes, I still like to do that. When I use to have them as a child, the would numb my legs  first with what they called “magic cream”. Now that I’m all grown up I don’t get that anymore, but I don’t think Mum minded me grasping onto her too much.

I personally don’t find that these injections hurt as such, it’s more like you’re being stung in my opinion, but it’s just nice to have someone there, you know?

Now that the deed has been done, it means that the intensive stretching has to start so that we can make the most out of it. So far, I think we’re doing pretty well at keeping on top of it, but it will be a couple of weeks before we’ll be able to tell what a difference it will make.

Let’s go, go, go!

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11 thoughts on “Surprise injections and more

  1. glad it went well!!! can’t believe they gave you the botox there and then… I wouldn’t get that lucky, last time I had it I had to wait months, giving me time to freak out about it as I hate needles!!!
    I think if my dr surpirsed me wth it I’d go for it without freaking, as long as they sedated me and gave me magic cream!!!

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    1. I know that’s why I was so shocked, I’d usually have to wait a while too so I won’t going to complain! Aww, just treat yourself to something nice afterwards and it all seems worth while!

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      1. That sounds like a plan!!
        When I last had it done in my calf muscle in my left leg (which is my worst) I took my friend who is a nurse, and it took all her skills to help me relax!! I’m terrible when it comes to injections!! All the stretching afterwards is the easy part….

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  2. she’s pretty good….the fact that she’s a peadiatric nurse and I act like a big baby when it comes to needles has something to do with it 😀
    Music might help, I might fall asleep though, like I did when I had an mri scan!!
    I’m only dedicated to stretching cos I’ve had some tough physio’s that have beasted me into it!!!

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      1. seriously I am !! like the thought of buying a new outfit though!! Have an appointment coming up and I think it might be on the cards….
        How you getting on with it??

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      2. Ooh good luck!

        So far, so good I think, thanks 🙂 Mum’s just helped me with some of the stretching as she says I don’t feel too tight compared to normal. The hardest part is getting into a routine with it I think.

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  3. thats good… getting into the routine is hard, I tend to make time when watching tv and stuff, but then I am lazy… I do use splints and stuff to do the hard part!! 🙂

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    1. Whenever I’m watching TV or reading and try and do it in long-sitting or layiing on my stomach so that I can call it ‘keeping myself entertained while I do my stretches and I feel less lazy.

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