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  • I had some injections yesterday, too...facet joints...the only thing I had not yet had injected.

    It is interesting how different each injection experience can be. I can recall early on being laid up for several days with pain.

    Did anyone tell you to restrict your activities for 3 days after the injection? Most doctors say the opposite -- that you should take it easy for the rest of the day and then can go about your "regular" routine. A chiropractor-friend of mine had told me she always advises her patients, and family members to restrict activity for at least the first 48 hours. Yesterday, my new doctor told me three days...and he is very insistent on that. He said that if you exercise or are otherwise active, it just causes the medicine to get pumped through the body and it ends up getting dissipated before it does any good.

    I figure if I'm going to all the trouble of having the injection, I can take a couple days off and take it easy just in case it makes a difference.

    That's so funny about your puppies!! I bet they'll repeat that story many times.

    xx Gwennie
  • I've had too drs. with both epidurals and not one has said anything one way or another. Thanks for the info. I'll take it to heart next time...It's way too late this time....Humph!
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  • You seem to be resigned to Fusion as your only surgical option. I never accepted that option without doing lots of research and I eventually found a surgeon who told me that it was actually not the only option. He suggested decompression. I had it done in February last and now I am pain free after suffering for 5 years with the dreadful and debilitating pain of Lower Lumbar Stenosis. It also sounds to me that you are a very active and indeed a very fit person and therefore you need to look at the restrictions that may possibly be placed upon you in the future by choosing fusion over decompression, particularly if you want to continue all your present activities.

    Remember it is your body and you are in charge so don't accept anything less than you so rightly deserve deserve.

    John B
  • Thanks, I'll look into it.
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