Friday, 16 August 2013

Going for the Injection ...

No, its not very nice
It's a caudal epidural injection into the base of my spine!
To help with my spinal canal stenosis
Orders to be at the Day Surgical Unit at 12.00 hours!
At least I can eat and drink as normal before going in
not that I feel like eating much
No nightclothes required,- but 'please bring slippers and dressing gown
as you will be recovering on a mixed ward'!!!!
Had a shower - no talcum powder used!
Removed all my nail varnish
Pity, my toes were their usual pretty summer blue!
Not taking any large sums of money, jewellery or valuables,
just some easy reading - Being Elizabeth by Barbara Taylor Bradford
I'm hoping this injection will allow me to re-join our walking group
At present I can only manage about a mile, and that with a lot of pain,
but if I can get up to 4 or 5 miles that would be great.
Fingers crossed.
Ann x

1 comment:

Kath said...

Ann, please don't worry too much. I had this done last September. They numbed my back with local anaesthetic and I felt no discomfort after that, just a kind of pushing sensation.
They used a portable xray machine, which was rather like an angle poise lamp to check at every stage that the needle was entering the correct area.
Wishing you well with your procedure xx