Hey Petey Boy!....Good to hear from..my buddy! They will be doing my neck this time and saving the back for surgery. The first time I had one they never got me quite out..and I remember the pressure building..and groaning..for worry...wondering if the top of my head was going to blow off. The other 4...I don't remember a thing other than on one of them when I woke up...the nurse looked like she could Kill me...it scared me something terrible...and I strained to get my wits about myself so that I could try and see what I did that was so terrible!....I had never been treated like that before and I was really scarred for myself....she looked like she was madder than hell! When I went back for another one....I asked that she was not to be there when I was comming to....All the nurses knew excatly who I was talking about....and said not to worry...they would not let her within a mile of me. I'm telling you I was horrified of her! I will never forget...as I knew something was wrong...and I was helpless to defend myself. I still shutter at the thought of to this day. Since my PCD moved, he no longer uses that clinic for Epidurals anymore. I'm really hoping this one takes as well as the first two did....they lasted for a little over a year now....and If I can have a successful surgery on my back,...I should be in decent shape for a while....that's the plan anyway.
Chutzy...you are sooo right! ...I did mess up, but my intentions were the best. I caught it yesterday, but forgot to correct it while I was thinking about it.
Lucy! How in the world are you doing these days? to answer your question,...an Epidural is a high powered Steriod...they they inject into your spine.....and is supposed to reduce any swelling...in therory it should help relieve the pain. You are right is acts like a mask for the pain...but I don't think it really is a pain med...so it works a little different. Petey Boy...may have better input on it than I have for you...and of course Straydog is knowledgable on almost everything...and generaly know what she is talking about. Period!....I would never argue with her! :)
Chartzy...and My Lady...always good to hear from you both.....wonder bunch of friends! Palady...wish you were here to help me with this learning curve on the iMac! Quite a machine...but lots to learn. Even though they very rarely get a virus...I did load a anti/virus software called Intego....and is suposed to be the best one for the Mac's
This will be my last weekend to shoot Sports Photogeraphy as owner of the company...and ironically will be finishing up with the league I started up with 15 years ago....I'm pretty happy about that!....It was a hell of a ride! :)
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/11/2009 7:58:56 AM (GMT-7)