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.