I found out today that I am having a discogram on Friday, Jan 23, 2009. Does anyone have any advise? I am scared after reading several previous posts. My doctor is a neuroradiologist. He does this test at the hospital and does give IV meds.
What can I expect for the next few days after?
I have plans to attend a Swimming Pool Convention the following week on Tues - Thurs. I have a scooter rented so I can get around, it is a lot of walking involved and I knew I could not do that. Are my expectation too high, should I cancel my plans? I go to this Convention every year, I work in the Swimming Pool Industry.
I want to continue being active, but my back and legs have stopped me from remaining active most of the time for the last 10 months. It is so hard admitting that I can't do things that I enjoy or things I just want to participate in. I guess that is why I am having the discogram and contemplating surgery, I want to get my life back like everyone else here. My ortho doc said that depending on the results of the disco, surgery can be a good option since the conservative treatments are not working. He feels I can have a good outcome and be active again. I do understand that I am blessed with problems that hopefully can be fixed. I am thankful for what I can do and pray everyday for those who cannot.
I know many of you understand my fustration. Any advise is appreciated.