Ok, Day 1 is done...the gel injections in my knees. It was painful like I had heard, but not too painful. I usually have a high pain tolerance... so my score on that procedure was a 4 out of 10 on the pain level. The only thing is the doctor just kept talking to me the whole time he put in the shot and gel. Now I don't like shots or needles that much, but I can handle them. I handle them much better though when I go to my HAPPY PLACE, when he was talking to me at the same time.... it made it harder to handle, because I wasn't in my ZONE! :)
I asked before they put the gel in exactly what the gel was made of...just to see if the chicken rumors were right?The nurse said she had no idea and that no one has ever asked her that. So while she was preparing the needles, gel and things for the doctor, I asked her if I could see the paper that came with the gel box. It took me awhile to find it but...the gel is made out of Rooster's combs! Then I asked her if these chickens and roosters were healthy, range free and happy? I didn't want the chickens and roosters that were pumped full of hormones and all crammed into one small and crowed chicken coup? She once again just smiled and looked at me funny and said she didn't know. I mean I didn't think it was that odd of a question. They are getting ready to inject something into my body, just wanted to know what it was? So hopefully it was from the healthy ones! I know you are probably laughing too but....I think of these types of things.
In case you are just wondering....the gel is not red it is clear! :)
Ok Day 2 is tomorrow...the dentist. I hope it goes very uneventful!
Found these quotes and thought they would go great with this whiny post. Sorry, after tomorrow hopefully I will have a more upbeat post. I need to remember though, my blog is called LEARNING FROM LIFE! And I am learning! Good night dear friends.
"A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it. " ~ Lindsay Wagner
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. " ~ Helen Keller