It’s been over two weeks since I was in hospital for another dose of cortisone; during the procedure there is an x-ray machine over you taking images so that the surgeon can see where he is putting the needle to make sure everything gets to where it needs to be.
My last dose resulted in zero special abilities, so I was hoping that this time round all those x-rays would help me achieve some super powers; alas…this has not been the case. So, I’m guessing that they arrive at a later date. However, in the mean time, I was given a sexy dress & paper pants for the procedure & afterwards; my own room along with copious amounts of coffee & some cold toast.
The actual procedure went as follows:
- Niopam to confirm entry point
- 20ml of 0.25% bupivacain & 8mg of kenalog into epidural space
Afterwards was different to my first time; previously I was tilted on a gurney for an hour then had to wait for feeling to return as my legs were completely dead. This time round, I had to lay on my side for 45 minutes whilst moving my legs occasionally, this meant my total time in hospital was about 4 hours compared with the 6 or so previously.
Recovery has been different – for about 5 days afterwards i had excruciating pain in my right foot whenever I did any walking & now, 2 weeks later I can still feel my SI joint rubbing; however I know that it can take 6 weeks or so for it to fully kick in, so for now i’m slowly weaning myself off codeine once more. the headaches are getting less frequent now, so that can only be a good thing, can it not?