Ok...a little freaked out. I had PLIF Nov.'07. Kind of a wierd case (see my signature), so I have continued pain and increasing weakness in my L leg. So, surgeon mentioned a couple of months ago that I could get a CT and then see him in Aug....in the meantime consider ALIF on L5/S1. Well, nurse called today and said they are getting me set up for my CT/Myelogram!!! I am freaking out b/c 1st of all I am NOT thrilled with the thought of someone sticking needles right in the middle of my scar. 2nd, I am in horrible pain with ANYTHING that increases my CSF pressure already, and now they want to put MORE fluid in there! 3rd, I wasn't looking forward to lying still that whole time b/c I knew it was going to be painful..now I have #1 and #2 on top of that. Anyone out there able to aleve my fears????? I've had ESI injections before, and I'm just equating that with the pain I'm already having....uuuuggghhhh. This just isn't getting any easier! If there's that one in a million chance of things going wrong...it's gonna be me! :O Oh, yeah....I have this to think about as I get an ultrasound on my thyroid in the next week to see if the nodules I have are growing. If that's the case, then I get needles to the windpipe to biopsy for cancer. Having a bad day.
Please help!!! -Andrea