What A Pain In The….

Still out with my back injury.

Had an MRI done last month. Found a couple of bulging discs and one disc that is completely blown apart. It’s ruptured onto a very annoying nerve that makes my ass and leg feel like it’s being poked with a barbecue fork.

Hurts like hell.

So far, besides treatment by medication, I’ve had an epidural/steroid injection.

For those of you who have not had the pleasure, you lie on your stomach, with half your ass hanging out. (I was told the shot for the local anesthetic would hurt the most. HA!)

After sticking me with the Novocaine, the doctor jabbed a needle straight into the hurt disc, and injected a steroid into it. The object being to shrink the rupture and alleviate the inflammation.

I think he injected 3 squirts of steroids into the disk, and I felt every one. It felt like I was zapped with lightening from my ass down to my foot.

I left claw marks on the operating table.

Needless to say, the procedure did not work, as I feel shitty as ever. I now am going to see a surgeon on Tuesday, and should set up a discectomy in the near future.

Sorry for my whining, but, I’d be interested to hear if any of you have ever had this procedure done before.

My main concern is the anesthesia. I’ve never been under before. Never had surgery. So I am actually pretty nervous about it.

I have these visions that I won’t be put under enough, and I’ll feel them cutting me up like a to-furky at a vegan thanksgiving. That, and fears I won’t come out of it.

I know.. Childish. But, I’m a wuss when it comes to this stuff.

Anyway. I’ll stop now.

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