Ok...so it seems like nothing is easy for me...LOL...I might as well laugh about
it now,because I cried about
it then!! I was scheduled for my Spinal Tap at 9am. I arrived at 8am because I needed to have bloodwork done before I had the spinal tap. I took my papers to Registration(at this point Joe(my husband) wasnt with me,he worked until 8:30 and met me at the hospital). They said they couldnt do the bloodwork because the dr.s office didnt put a DX code on the paper. The lady says to me that she can call the office at 9 when they
opened if I just wanted to wait. I told her that was a no go because I had a spinal tap sceduled for 9am. So,I sat at waited for what seemed like eternity for Joe to get up there. Once he arrived I went back up to registration with my Spinal Tap Order. SAME thing!! The dr.s office messed that paper up too!! So...we were *trying* to register...except Joe had to walk over to the office(across the street) and try to get that all startened out. I just started crying...sitting right there in front of everyone! I couldnt help it. My emotions are just tapped out...all I could think of was I was going to have to re-schedule...Joe took time off work,.I made plans for the kids...not to mention I was extremly nervous to begin with and just wanted it done and over with!! So,we got everything worked out with the papers from the doctors office(which from what Joe says they were LIVID! Not because of us...but because they know it was THEIR fault and they had to call the doctor at home and basically got chewed out). So we go to finish registration and the lady couldnt even find my appointment in the system! She says "are you sure your appt was at 9am"...ummm YES! So...she finally found it and says "your appt is at 10am,not 9am...they just wanted you hear at 9am so you were not late". Well...excuse me...but I think this time I was the ONLY one that actually had it together!! Well...with the times anyhow...I guess I cant consider myself THAT together..LOL.. So...that finally got all worked out and we went to Radiology... So...we wait,and wait and wait. Finally around 10:30 they call my name. The tech walked me down to the room I was going to have it done and explained everything they were going to do,what I should feel,etc. So..I flip over onto my stomach and the doctor finds a good spot,I guess...except I had to roll my hips so I was laying really funny and I had to kinda prop my knee up to stay in that position...my knee hurt worse then anything! I felt a little pinch when they adminstered the numbing stuff(cant think of the name of it now..duh) and from that point on all I felt was pressure...lots of pressure...but no pain! It wasnt that bad at all. It was an odd sensation feeling pressure INSIDE of your body like that...but nothing painful...so that was a relief!! Ok...so i totally know I am a little on the paranoid side...but I feel like with good reason! While I was still on my stomach the doctor says to the tech "save that image"...the tech says "I already have"....dummy me! I didnt ask what image...I didnt even think about
it again until I was being 'observed'...and then I started thinking,...what image,why do they need to save a image,what kind of image is it...is it something bad,why didnt they tell me,show me...something!!! I dunno...maybe they saw more white spots on my spine through the x-ray? But I dont even know if that is possible?!! So...I flip over onto my back and they wheel me to the hallway. I wait until a 'transporter' came to take me to the CDU while I needed to be observed for 4 hrs! 4hrs...holy crapola!! Why didnt anyone at the doctors office tell me this?!! I knew I needed to lay on my back and rest...but no one informed me that I was going to have to stay in the hospital for 4 hrs,on my back,no moving and no getting up for 4 hrs!!! So...instead of Joe missing a couple of hours,he ended up missing the entire day! Something we just werent prepared for...but oh well,what can we do about
it? So,I got the nasty hospital food,a yucky bedpan that I tried SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard NOT to use but gave in after 2.5 hrs...the nurse was laughing up a storm because she didnt think anyone could actually hold THAT much urine!! LOL...yep,I have heard that before! They checked vitals every 30 minutes and promptly after four hours they had me sit up in bed...whoa...headrush!! Then dangle my feet...no dizziness and no headache...so all was good and they released me. So anyhow that was my last two days...fun!! I have my Evoke testing on Tuesday...I know one thing for sure,I am going to call the doctor's office on Monday to see if I need orders for that(because they gave me NONE) and see if maybe my results came in...we'll see.
Post Edited (colee1979) : 8/18/2006 4:09:54 PM (GMT-6)