Well, I'm with both of you. I am not a big person, but I feel like I am going to suffocate in those things. And as for the hard table, I had to lay on that stupid thing Tuesday, and by the time the MRI was done (60 minutes), I couldn't sit up by myself. Between my back and my hips, neither one was happy and they were spasming like crazy, not to mention painful. The tech grabbed me by the arm and pulled me up.
Now, don't get me wrong, I appreciated the help because it would have taken me awhile to get up on my own, but is it really necessary to pull so hard that you almost pull my shoulder out along with pulling me up? Isn't there an easier way to help someone like me up?
I don't want sedation simply because I usually have to go on my own and don't have someone to drive me home again afterward, but I am seriously considering telling them next time, I want to be put out.....
I am sore two days later still........
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too