QUOTE(Appassionata @ Jan 16 2012, 06:53 PM)
Can I have an Aaaaagggghhhh for the whole of 2012 so far?! Car crash last week, my Nan had a cardiac arrest last Tuesday (but fortunately pulled through) and I've just had another epidural for a prolapsed disc and it hurts
Really hoping things will get better from now on.
Ouch! (for the car crash and the prolapsed disc)
Really pleased Nan has pulled through, although that must have been really awful at the time.
Is the epidural one of lignocaine and a steroid? One that is going to make you feel like the area is on fire for awhile then allow all the inflammation to settle, then with luck allow the disc to shrink back to place?
I've had a couple of these in a bursae in my left hip. I fell off rocks on Mackinnon's Beach on Mull and since then have been plagued with bursitis in my left hip on top of my fibro. The injection is heaven for the first few hours, hurts like blue murder for about 36 hours then lasts for about 6-9 months.
With any luck yours will last longer.
The hip is currently blue murder without the injection. This will teach me not to scramble over wet granite boulders, and that maybe, just maybe, the broken leg would have been the better option.
Take care Appasionata. I do hope you are feeling better soon.