Was supposed to get PRP today. That’s platelet rich plasma. Actually, I was supposed to get it last week, until I realized that I was on Celebrex and that meant that I couldn’t get it done. Funny, my doctor didn’t realize it, I had to tell him.
So I get there today, and he tells me that we can’t do it because he doesn’t have the right equipment. Really? I had to secure a ride, go off my anti-inflammatory, and suffer the pain of driving there — for him not to have the equipment? That’s just so irresponsible.
The other issue I have is that I talked to him about maybe some questions I might have about an alternate way to go — the whole steroid route. Someone in my life was questioning whether I should or should not have the PRP. So I simply asked. Well, before I know it, I’m getting steroid injections. Now, I’m going down the steroid route. That means two weeks from now if the trigger point injections don’t work, I will then take an oral dose pack. If that doesn’t work, I will also have an SI trigger point injection.
I’m a little miffed at myself, because, again, I let myself be swayed. I wanted the PRP. I should have stayed with that. I’m also a little perturbed that the doctor was so easily swayed. He should have stuck to his guns if he thought the PRP was the way to go. It should have still been the way to go even if he didn’t have the kit.
We will see how things go.
So now I have a follow-up appointment in two weeks. Who knows? Maybe this will help. I really have to say that I doubt it, but I will cross my fingers.