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Injection Results [Dec. 17th, 2008|11:39 am]
Lanette
[Current Mood |disappointeddisappointed]

Instead of doing the facet injection, he just repeated the last injection he did only this time MUCH closer to the disk. And it HURTS and I don't have the pain relief I had last time, but I think that may be because he used more steroids and less numbing stuff? He said it was the same, but I SAW him do it further away from the spine last night and not in the "epidural" space. I'm so frustrated and I'm already FREAKING moody from this dose of steroids so I may break into tears.

Ellen was an awesome hostess but unfortunately I threw up my dinner in the restaurant AND fell asleep early making myself a bore of a guest.

The injection still could work, but right now I'm beyond disappointed and depressed. How are they going to help me? I'm ready to get a new MRI. There's no way my back hurts THIS bad and the nerve hurts THIS bad with nothing being wrong with it. I mean, it seems impossible. I was just counting on this to work.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:52 pm (UTC)
I am pissed that he didn't listen to Dr. K and try injecting at the facet at the same time. It wouldn't have taken long and it would have given us new information. Instead he said, "well it worked for 2 days, so it's the nerve." What? Then he said "If it didn't work at all at the nerve then I'd try injecting at the facet.

Why not inject me in the NEW place to see if it works? I'm pissed. Also, he didn't inject me in the same place at all because he wasn't that far toward my spine before. I'm angry, disappointed, and frankly a cranky patient. I should have told him that I wanted him to inject at the facet too while I was there. Maybe it would have worked?

*hugs* I love you too.
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