Epidural tomorrow. Scared.

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BluAngel
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   Posted 4/24/2011 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Going for deep spinal epidural tomorrow. Plz prayers and goid thoughts.
"The world breaks everyone. Then some people become strong at the broken places". E.H.

"Out of suffering emerge the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars". K.G.

desert
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   Posted 4/25/2011 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi BluAngel. I'll be praying for you to have an easy and effective procedure.

Is a deep spinal epidural very different than a normal one? I don't know a whole lot about these kinds of things. I'm still learning new medical terms and procedures everyday it seems.

Anyways, I definitely understand being nervous about these kinds of things. I have a very strong reaction to needles in general, so it's not my favorite procedure either. Let your doctor know how you are feeling when you get there tomorrow. There are many things they can do to help, even without medication. Also remember, when you're done they often give you a snack :-).

It's perfectly ok to be nervous. You will be ok though. And hopefully the shot will help you feel much better long term. Have a good night and let us know how this goes for you.

-Jeff

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 4/25/2011 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi BluAngel. I can certainly understand you being nervous, but I hope that your fears prove unfounded *hugs*

I hope that things go well for you.

Laura
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/25/2011 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope the injections will give you some relief..
Well wishes, and keep us posted as how things went....
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   Posted 4/25/2011 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
          Wanted to give you support as well today! Hope all goes well! wink
 
       SE wink
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Fyrfli
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   Posted 4/25/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a few of these, and sugar you will be fine!!! Deep breaths, and relax, again, you will do fine =)
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BluAngel
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   Posted 4/25/2011 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Epi done. Currently paralyzed temp frm waist down 4 pain reliief. Son has carried me all afternoon. Flat of back. Also saw osteopathis surgeon. Refused hosp admit. More tests Wed at hosp 2 confirm dx of osteonecrosis. Great deal of swelling in lower L back/hip. Thk sacral joint ruptured as well. HUGGZ 4 SUPPORT!!!
"The world breaks everyone. Then some people become strong at the broken places". E.H.

"Out of suffering emerge the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars". K.G.

Fyrfli
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   Posted 4/25/2011 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that the epidural is giving you GREAT amounts of NO PAIN!!! I bet you pulled through like a champ =)
Sending my healing thoughts and energies on the wind your way.
***Fyrfli***

BluAngel
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   Posted 4/26/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Paralyzation mostly wearing off. Pain still there but not as bad. Will it cont to absorb or something and help more or last?
"The world breaks everyone. Then some people become strong at the broken places". E.H.

"Out of suffering emerge the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars". K.G.
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