Patrick, I am not sure what you were told when released from the hospital, but the at least 24 hours or so after a mylo the patient should rest in bed or in a recliner and drink lots and lots of fluid to flush the dye from your system. The dye they use now is water soluable instead of oil base like in the old days. So, drink, drink & drink some more liquids, lol.
The mylo is not like the discogram that can be very painful, grown men have been known to scream from the pain when having one. They inject each disc when doing a discogram, some drs will not do discograms because of potential risks involved. The purpose of injecting the disc is they are trying to recreate the pain in the disc that is causing the problems. The mylo is like a road map of your spine, they can actually see nerve sheaths fill when doing a mylo. It is a very definitive test.
You have a pretty busy schedule from the sound of things, take care of yourself & keep us posted....Susie
Thanks for the tips! They did tell me to drink lots of fluids and gave me some good discharge instructions. They actually told me that caffeine helps, so to drink lots of it to keep from getting 'spinal' headaches.
That discogram thing sound horrific. I can see why they would shy away from that. I mean, if you can tell that a disc is problematic without that test--then I don't think anyone would ever be ok with having something like that done. In my case, it isn't just my discs causes issues, so I don't think that a discogram would have been helpful anyhow. I actually never heard of either of these tests before, though. But yeah, hopefully they get a good 'look' from the mylo and can tell me what it showed them.