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watching the pain level and making notes. I went in with level 4 while walking and came out with the lidocane giving me a level 1. This morning still at level 1 but I can feel the lidocane playing out. I know the cortisone is supposed to take several days to take effect. The Ortho wants me back on 10 May for a report on pain levels in the first hours after the injection. I was first intersted in a total hip repacement as I am bone on bone right hip, however at age 86 with chronic kidney disease stage 3, heart disease with triple bypass 6 years ago and OA of the lower spine and neck plus a few other problems, I feel that the risks are great unless there is no other pain control. Can anyone relate their experience with the cortisone injection during the early stages? I know there is a good chance it will not last too long, but a couple of months and I would go back again. I was not at all uncomfortable.
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