Saw part of your post and I just wanted to reassure you about your upcoming Mylogram (sp?) They sound
a lot worse then they are, at least in my opinion. Sounds to me like Sandy M summed it up pretty good. I
would just warn you about the headache issue. You do not want to get one of those headaches, they're worse then the Mylo in my case. Ideally after having your test and being released from the hospital you should definitely go home to lie down and I'd suggest no pillows unless you put them so that they elavate your legs. The soda and coffee thing is good advice. If you do for some reason get the headache you need to call back the dr. that did the test and let them know because you might need what they call a blood patch which is a way of closing the needle puncture in your spinal cord. Again not anything to be scared about and not too painfull either. There have been a few times after my own Mylograms where I had to have the
blood patch procedure more than once.
You'll be fine though Lassie, just don't let the nerves and stress get to you and it will be over before you know it. You can also ask for some kind of oral meds like Valium to take before you go in. You have to set that part up before your test though. So good luck to you, I'll be thinking of you and hoping all goes well.
I think I'd rather be having your test more then my next test which is a colonoscopy. They are just straight out humiliating and uncomfortable and that stuff you have to drink the night before... well needless to say that part is one of the worse aspects of my test. Yuckie!!
I decided years ago to think of my body as a car and dr.s as mechanics.lol They have to look under the hood and at your exhaust pipe as well. It would be funny if it wasn't true. After years and years of surgeries and tests and so on it is kind of nice to seperate yourself from your body and let the mechanics get their work done. Hey it works for me. Good luck to you Lassie and I think I read somewhere that your pain level was better so good for you honey. Have a great day.