Hi guys! I just had a shot yesterday on L1 S5 herniated disc. It was'nt so bad, i felt heaven right after. It was so good to be pain-free! But that's for an hour! As soon as i sit in the car to go home, the pain started again. Different type of pain, it's like tightening on my left leg. But sure is painful. I dont know how to position myself in the back of the car. We passed by the pharmacy and got new pain meds (tramadol) i used to take codeine but PM doc changed that. So we got home, i laid down, took 2 tabs of tramadol, and slowly i recovered. Pain is still there but tolerable. The whole afternoon was ok, went to bed with less pain than 2 weeks ago (i was bed ridden by the way) was able to sleep 5 hours straight yey! Woke up with a bit of pain took 2 tabs agin and i felt it worked again. Looking forward for a nice day today. Hopefully i can go to our living room (which i havnt gapone fir 2 weeks) and spend my time there with my 9 month old daughter. I'm sick being in bed all day.
Sorry for my long post, was just wondering how people managed after they got the shot. Is it better to rest in bed? Im just afraid to lift my 21lbs baby, it might put strain on my back. Did their pain went away? They say it will take 3-5 days to take effect. I am anxiously waiting. As for now, i can only walk to go to the bathroom. I feel numbness on my leg when i try to walk longer. Can't wait to hear from anyone with the same experience. I will keep you posted on how my injection went.
Microdiscectomy scheduled on May, 2013. With L5/S1 disc herniation. Scared but im going for it!