I got a telephone call yesterday telling me that I was being scheduled for cortisone epidural injections that I had not explicitly approved. Actually I expressed continued hesitation but acknowledge at this point I really have no other options. I was told to discontinue the Ibuprofen a week before the procedure, which concerns me. I understand that it is a blood thinner but a week without anti-inflammatories? I was also told to be prepared to take some kind of relaxant like Valium, which I have, but not how much to take.
I think that numerous holes exist in what to expect / what will happen other than to arrive prior to 6:30am for the next three weeks.
I forgot to ask and have edited this post. I feel like this is putting a band-aid on the problem but I have no choice. Will the cortisone / epidural minimize or eliminate the numbness in my buttocks, legs and feet? Will it mask the dying nerves? I don't know what to ask! And, well, I'm scared... I've read and been told stories.
Can anyone fill in the blanks?