So, that was by far the most painful experience of my life. All those people who were like "Oh, it's not too bad. You'll be okay." Uhh...I call BULLSHIT. They give you an anesthetic, which stings for awhile. Then they give you a much bigger needle. It goes in between your vertebrate and the nerve to your disc. I can't even describe how strange that was. Not too painful yet because of the anesthetic, but you can feel the needle scraping against the bone in your spine. Just this sickening scraping feeling. Then the shitty part. He found the disc and starts injecting the fluid. Now, to recap, this is flowing right next to your nerve. When he injects it, it causes more temporary more swelling...against the nerve. Holy. Fucking. Shit. On a scale of 1-10, this goes to 11. My whole leg in this unbearable pain. I was trying not to twitch too much with a giant needle next to my spinal column, but I had a REALLY tight grip on the pillow and teeth clenched. They told me I went very pale and that I almost passed out from the pain. They thought I was going to, but I managed to hold it together.
Still a little groggy from it. They told me to try to relax, and take it easy today. They said I'm not allowed to drive, work or do anything strenuous, or make any big decisions lol. Supposed to keep my back on ice, and I am. Not supposed to shower for 24 hours. I'm supposed to schedule an appointment with the orthopedist in 2 weeks to see how I'm doing. But I guess I'm gonna try to relax some now.