So I saw my NS yesterday for my 12 week check (I'm 13 weeks post op today). I told him about some of the issues I am having and he decided to have a CT and new MRIs ordered. This time I will have the MRIs with and without contrast. I have never had anything with contrast. So I go in tomorrow morning. I am just curious about the contrast. I know it will be a breeze for me but my questions are where do they inject you at and will I feel any effects at all from the injection during and after?
For those of you who have followed my story, my NS said I can't go back to work yet (*duh*) gave me another month off AND they are ok with that ...I was so worried. He also does NOT want me to be bending even though I have been at the instruction of my PT gal. He also told me to wear my soft corset brace if/as I needed or wanted to. He also bumped my Percocet back up to 10mg 1-2 every 6 hours as needed. I am only using it at night. I was so glad he didn't poo poo my new pain and numbness. I'm not sure he is really too concerned though... what do you think is it early for these tests post-op? We also discussed my neck issue and he says unless it becomes emergent we should wait about a year before we do the disk replacement at the C-6/7 level to give my spine a break... does it ever end? :''(
I'm just trying to be patient and go with the flow. My next NS appmt. is not until 11/6 but I am on the stand by list for any cancellations they might get so even though I am having the tests quickly I won't know what they show for a month.