Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I finally had my first spinal injection...not a pleasant experience. At least it was quick...and my doctor was good looking. Still. In a way it was kind of neat. I was lying on my stomach and I could see 2 large computer screens in front of me showing my spine...and then the huge needle going in. Before I got on the table the nurse told me to unbutton and unzip my pants and lift up my shirt. I climbed up and she lifted mt shirt higher and my pants lower. Then the doctor rubbed this cool gel on me-to numb the pain. "You'll feel a little prick." I did, that's not so bad, then it got bad "we're going through muscle now", ugh, then the sharp pain running down my leg that he told me about. Then he was done. I got my clothes in order and they wheeled me to a recovery area and brought me a ginger ale. I could have used a bit more. In a few minutes, after making sure I was OK, they let me go. I felt worse that when I started; I could still feel that needle in my spine. I'm feeling better now..after a few shots of my own-these shots in my mouth, grape vodka, much better than a shot in the back. I have to make calls tomorrow to try and schedule my next injection, which may not have been approved. I'll hopefully see improvement within 3 days.