Well, I liked the guy pretty well. He was a lot better than the first doofus, at least I got to ask a few questions, but still, there was that feeling that he had 20 other people waiting (which he probably did) -
So I've tentatively decided that I'll be having a laminectomy. He said he had the same thing, a herniated disc, and 4 days of the pain was enough, he had the surgery, and was just fine. He showed me the scar, a tiny thing.
He couldn't explain my grossly swollen foot and ankle, except that I'm not putting much weight on it, but suggested I take a baby aspirin every day to ward off blood clots, and see my regular dr about it. That's creepy.
But I did get a cortisone injection (OUCH!!!) without sedation....if there's a next time, I'll know better! Today was a good day anyway, the pain just starting to crop up again. Who knows if it'll really help....
I can't remember how I left it, whether they'll call me with a surgery date or what. My instinct is to get still another opinion, but that's probably silly. Anyway, thanks for reading my ramblings. I'm glad that's over.
fibromyalgia, hashimoto's, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia