I've not been on here for a while but been quite busy. For those of you who remember me, I recovered from my emergency bowel surgery last Christmas (just left a hideous scar), my knee replacement has healed well and I can walk quite well now. I was attending the Pain Clinic but after questioning why I was not being offered (the promised) alternative therapies I was dumped. Basically, I wasn't playing ball. There was only so much 'breathing' and so many pelvic floor exercises than I could take any so perhaps I needed to read through my notes again. So? Sacked from Pain Clinic! I started hydrotherapy and acupuncture at my own expense and gradually with the help of Depo-Medrone injections started to get on top of things.
At the end of August we adopted a 5/6 year old golden retriever called Oscar, from Turkey. Yes, I know!! We thought that our nutty Labradoodle, Ralphie and our Greek Harehound Ada, from Cyprus weren't enough! I started Depo-Medrone injections and felt so much better to the point of being able to go walking with the dogs EVERY DAY!!
After weighing up all the pros & cons I'm going to have 3 monthly steroid jabs and see how it goes.
Nice to be back. ToD xx