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Well. That really sucked.


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.
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Added: 7 years, 7 months ago
7 years, 7 months ago
Just hope you don't get a post-nasal drip.  Had a lower lumbar puncture once, which was bad enough, but the thoroughly debilitating drip after was hell.
7 years, 7 months ago
ouch didn't they numb with that cold stuff first? I do hope it helps ya within few days,that sucks .maybe from having my knee cut open and the bones cut off and drilled out and new parts hammered in made that pain far less.
7 years, 7 months ago
Aww~, that is alot.. you must be going through so much.. so very painful.
I really hope that you are able to feel better, and get better as well.. --I also hope that the problem doesn't worsen as well for you either-- My sister-in-law has very similar things happening regarding her back and the Spine/Disks..
*hugs* I really hope you will be able to relax well and easy Also~^^
7 years, 7 months ago
At least you got through it, now you can grab a beer and kick back ^^
7 years, 7 months ago
i believe i did give you fore warning about taking a giant needle in the back XP  but hopefully it helps your pain in the long run of things.  get better soon sir :)
7 years, 7 months ago
....I don't know why, but I can feel the pain you're going through AS I read this journal. ._.

Plus, my dad have back problem--EXACTLY same thing you have--so, I KNOW how much he has gone through. >w<
7 years, 7 months ago
Hopefully the worst part is over.
If it were me, i would have passed out just by seeing the needle.
Now all u gotta do is lay back and relax :3 Get Better Soon Segy
7 years, 7 months ago
ohh,,,, That's bullshit man >.<

Hope you are doing it fine <3
7 years, 7 months ago
I'm sorry for the pain portion but hopefully the healing will begin soon
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