It’s only a matter of time before you shatter

I had my knee appointment yesterday, and as predicted, I got corticosteroid shots in both knees. The shots themselves were less painful this time, although the left knee always hurts worse than the right. That part was a plus. I got home, had a quick bite to eat, then hopped in bed — my usual post-shot routine. Nap only last about 1.5 to 2 hours since I had difficulty getting comfortable.

This time, though, my knees don’t want to play well. They seized up pretty badly after the shots, considerably worse than they have in the past. Getting up/sitting down is incredibly difficult, and I look pretty pathetic when I try to walk. I wasn’t able to sleep much at all last night. I tried my bed, and could not find a comfortable position. I ended up carefully making my way down stairs to attempt sleeping in the recliner. I was able to fall asleep there, but couldn’t stay asleep for more than 1.5 hours. So, since I went to bed last night, I’ve only had 3 hours of sleep. Grrr. I’m exhausted and sore and just want to pass out, but I can’t sleep.

Obviously, with this lack of sleep and inability to walk/sit/stand, I’m not going in to work today. This is the first day I’ve had to miss due to the injections. And it couldn’t be at a worse time, since I’ve had a ton of time off for doctor’s appointments this month. Sigh. Oh well. What can I do?

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