I should not be so anxious but juggling jobs and stuff I do, I needed to know when and unfortunately the neuro's nurse got sick just as he went on call... wouldn't ya know it! Well she got back today and I had left my 4th terse message demanding to know when I'd be called and then the hospital called... confound it, it's tomorrow at 9am according to the hospital, but then she called and left me a mesage it's at 10:30am. So I left another message as to what was what? And she called back to say they must want to "prep" me...
Ok, folks, talk to me about lumbar punctures... exactly what is to be prepped for 1 1/2 hrs? What can I expect? My last LP was in the ER and I was deathly ill with Acute Viral Meningitis so that pretty much nothing could have happened to me that could have hurt worst than my head and body that day... I'd been sick for a week already tolerating this miserable headache by the time I ended up in the ER violently ill.
But this time, I'm really well, the migraines are under control... so I'm a little worried. I know the neuro is good at it... but I am not looking forward to that ungodly headache again, though in the name of answers I'll go the distance. (We're deciding medication at this point - whether to or not, and which).
Any tips? Supposedly it'll happen, I'll rest an hour, get up go home, rest a few more hours, all done... is this how it happens?