Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ouch! Cortisone and Kidney Stones --

I apologize for not posting or commenting much lately. A few days ago I got a cortisone shot in the inside base of my thumb . . . and now I know why my wife has refused to ever get any more cortisone shots (she had about ten while she was a professional figure skater).

They hurt like Hell!

It was a good thing that the doctor insisted that I lie down before he gave it to me. First, it is going into an extremely inflamed area and then flooding the overstressed tissues with something they don't like.

Anyway, the stress on my body played havoc with my blood sugar (I have Type II Diabetes -- normally well under control) and has kicked my kidneys into dumping more "gravel" as well. So I have been on pain medications the last few days. But don't worry, I should be back relatively soon.

-- Jeff


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Ow! That does not sound like fun. Hope you're back up to speed son, Jeff.

Best Regards,


MurdocK said...

At least your 'trigger finger' will stop hurting all the time!

Snickering Corpses said...

Goodness, Jeff. No apologies needed, just take good care of yourself. We want Furst Bruno around for a good long time.

David said...

Very sorry to hear about that, Jeff. Take it easy and get well soon.


Fitz-Badger said...

Yikes! Yeah, take care of yourself! As Christopher Guest (Count Rugen) said in the Princess Bride "If you haven't got your health you haven't got anything".

Bluebear Jeff said...

I'm doing better today . . . not great, mind you, but better. Hopefully I'll be able to stop taking the pain pills tomorrow.

My thanks for everyone's comments. I appreciate it. But just to make things clear . . . this isn't really serious. It's painful and the drugs have me fuzzy-headed, but it will pass fairly soon.

I'm okay, really . . . just a bit "out-of-it" for a few days.

-- Jeff

meadows boy said...

Phew Jeff! You take care!
All the best

old-tidders said...

Hope your feeling better soon


El Grego said...

Hang in there Jeff, it will pass soon...


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Owww... ouch!!

Frank said...

Jeff, I hope you feel better real soon. That sounds very painful :-(