Posted 8/3/2013 2:41 PM (GMT -6)
I'm curious if your doctor, is pushing his own belief or agenda on you by trying to compare him "sucking it up" or whatever, with his knee. Not to mention, not everyone has the same experience, even if they have the same Dx. Who is he to know what you are feeling/experiencing?
I know it's been said over and over but really, it's probably one of the easier things you'd go through as a CP patient. (Given the battery of gauntlets we're usually subjected to).
I would ask directly and confirm, that he's going to give you lidocaine first, (and wait for it to take effect)....some even spray the skin before the needle insertion, mine does,....and confirm what to expect as he aspirates the fluid,...and ask/confirm if he intends to inject cortisone as well, and ask him to explain why he will, or why he won't.
Feel comfortable, and if you don't feel safe with this doctor, this is such a common procedure, I'm confident you can find one who will take care of you and treat you with dignity, and minimize your discomfort.
Best of luck to you.