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I had the Discogram this morning, looks like

downinmyheartddowninmyheart Posts: 497
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
So, a few of you know that I was scheduled for a discogram today. I had the study done at 3 levels and even though the radiologist is not supposed to surmise anything without giving a full report, he told me that it is definately the disc causing most of my pain. I kinda reached this conclusion on my own cause it hurt like h3ll when he injected the dye there. He did say that this was one of the most helpful and conclusive discogram studies that he has seen. I laughed through my tears and said, lucky for you I have been going through this for ten years now and so pretty much know what is what in the pain department. If only doctors would listen to me the first go around, so much time and energy could be saved. *sigh* Anyway, I ain't gonna lie, the procedure was painful, very much so. Modern day torture, with a purpose of course. Thank my friend's Christy and Stacey for the bracelet they made me to wear and count the beads on to distract myself. I am just glad that I did not move any in spite of the intensity of pain, and moreso I am glad that it is over!

Now, to prepare myself for surgery...

Thanks to those who have kept me in thier thoughts, and to those who simply keep thier thoughts positive. You have raised me up.

One Love,



  • I am so very happy for you Stephanie that they found the cause. I praise you for being so STRONG. I personally would never ever let a Dr do that test on me.
    I also am strong and positive as you know by my page :)
    Please let us know when they are going to do surgery, what type and what levels.
    Cheers to you to a pain free or semi pain free life <:P <:P <:P <:P <br />
    O:) >:D< :*
  • Hi Stephanie, good to hear you made it throught your test and got some definitive results. That will definitely make going into surgery easier. Get some rest and lets us know whats next, >:D< Sue
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  • Of that I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever! You are beautiful and loved too! :)

    Thank you both for you kind words. I will certainly let you know what is next when I find out.

    One Love,

  • As I said to you in another post, I also had the test and it was also positive. Even though you go through all that pain for a little while, isn't it great that it showed that it is your disks that are causing the pain so that the Dr can correctly address it. I know it gave me piece of mind.
  • I remember using the same word to describe my lovely discogram experience: torture. so sorry it hurt like hell for you, too. but, glad you're on the road to answers & lasting help.
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  • At least now you may be on the road to pain free days. Good luck to you.
  • You do hear of people having the discogram under sedation, but I always thought the docs needed you to 'react' when injecting to ensure the pain was recreated. I certainly 'reacted' when they did mine!!!

    Glad that piece is over for you and your consultant should now be able to give you the best options

    All the best
  • That helps.

    Now to begin the preparation for ??surgery and your long awaited recovery. Good Luck. >:D<
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