I attended the hospital this afternoon. It was confirmed that my problem is osteo-arthritis. They did not drain any fluid as apparently this is quite common with this condition and, as the cyst is at the back of the knee where all the arteries and veins run, they are not keen on doing procedures there.
I ended up having injections of steroids into both knees. The doctor did warn me that this would probably put my blood sugars up for a few days (oh joy, could have done without that) but he did tell me not to worry about it.
He said the injections can work wonders in many people but in others they have no effect whatsoever. Naturally I am hoping to be in the class of people they work wonders for! That is in the hands of God.
If the injections do fail, it will mean knee replacements in both legs and take up the next couple of years of my life so I shall be using all my powers of prayer that I shall be lucky. The doctor also said that a flare-up such as I have had/am having often burn themselves out and with the injections to help this could be the case with me.
I have my appointment with my breast surgeon the week after next so I am hoping for an improvement long before then. I know I must try and stay positive. At the moment both knees are very painful from where the injections were put in, if you had seen the length of the needle you would know why. I did not look but Becky was stunned that at least six inches of needle went in.
I would like to thank Sandra for the lovely card she sent to me. Sandra, I took it in my bag with my today. It really cheered me up and gave me extra courage so big hugs to you.
Now I am off to have my evening meal and try and get some rest as I feel exhausted after days of tension waiting to go, the journey and having the treatment.
I hope to get back to you soon.