Well, as promised here is my update following my MRI results of prolapse C5-C6 I had an epidural. The epidural did not go to plan, the consultant attempted 5 times and either could not find the location or hit the bone so I went into shock. The local did not work etc etc so all in all it was hell.
I was discharged from the day ward as I seemed to be ok but later that night I lost the use of my right leg and was admitted with suspected haematoma (if that's how you spell it). That was 2 weeks ago.
The pain has lessened by a fair amount, and the pins and needles have gone from constant to only on the odd occasion so thats positive, but I have gone from being sort of active and aside from flares of pain able to manage it with strong medication, to being barely able to lift my arms or walk. All in all my doctor and the pain specialist feel the epidural has not been successful so I have been called in to see the specialist for a review. He had difficulties doing the epidural and nearly cancelled it.
SO I don't know what my options will be until I see him on the 23rd November. The good thing is the surgeon he may refer me to is one of the best in the country. I am 30 years old, and have not had children yet. Our wedding is booked for 8th July next year and I'd planned to have children after our wedding. And I am hearing things like live like this for the rest of my life or have surgery which may paralyse me.