I had my myelogram last week, and I am just now recovering!!! I had the procedure done on Tuesday. The procedure itself was painful, but heck whats a little more pain? lol I stayed in recovery for four hours and was sent home with a band-aid and told to lay down the rest of the day, and return to my normal activities the next day. I had a slight headache when I got home but did as I was told and was completely horizontal the rest of the day. Went to work the next day and the headache got slowly worse, but three I was back in bed with a full headache. The next morning I felt fine and went to work, well.............buy the time I drove to work (10 min drive) i could not even stand up . I laid on my office floor and called the Dr. She suggested I go home (duh) and lay horizontal for 48 hours and to call if it did not change. OMG I have never in my life had so much pain. I called someone to pick me up, on the way the Dr. called me and said she had arranged a blood patch for the next day. I threw up several times on the way home, and at home. Could not open my eyes or even move my head. I can't even explain the pain. Wen for the blood patch the next day at 11 am. Wow did that help. 80 percent of the pain went away immediately. Today is Wednesday and I am feeling normal again.
Saw Dr. for results today. He wants to do more surgery. OMG!!!!!! I thought I would never have to go Through that again. Another herniated disc, and bilateral narrowing. (stenosis)
Have to find another opinion soon. Compared it to my other CT before first fusion and they have change dramatically.
To top it off my foot doctor called with MRI results of my foot and I have two stress fractures. Great just great. So I have a walking cast on my foot.
This is all getting very very old. I seem to gt every complication form every surgery or procedure that I have. Really I can only laugh about it all or I would go crazy!!!
Any way, back to myelogram. If your Dr. suggest it only have it if you really really need it for a diagnosis.
Thanks for the vent.
Hope everyone is well, I have not been here for a while, but when it hits it sure is nice to be able to come here where people understand!!
Diagnosed crohns Disease
07, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals, Meds lyrica, vicodine, amrix.
Spinal Fusion 3/2010