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To cut a very long and painful story short, I have an appointment on Friday for an x-ray guided cortico-steroid injection in the joints of my foot, about mid-foot area. I know it will be under a local anaesthetic and that I cannot drive myself, but I don't really know what to expect and what to wear, or if I might need crutches or walking sticks when I am allowed to leave!
The letter was fairly general and just said that no fasting is required before a local anaesthetic and you are allowed home after about 4 hours. When I had a small skin lesion removed from my shin, years ago, the op was mid-morning but the local anaesthetic didn't wear off until about 11.30pm that night - when excrutiating pain set in! Obviously, that procedure was more complex than an injection, and required numerous stitches.
I just want to be properly prepared! My husband will drop me off at the hospital on his way to a job, but he will need a rough idea of when I will need picking up again and whether or not I will need assistance in walking.
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