Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Other Side

Control.

Janet Jackson sang about it.

Everyone wants it.

Nobody wants to give it up.

Especially me.

I mentioned having an MRI in one of my recent posts,and, basically, it revealed a degenerative disc in my lower spine. Also in that area I have some inflammation resulting in lower back and leg pain. The doctor recommended a few things including physical therapy, medications and a series of nerve blocks.

*gasp*

Yesterday I went for my first nerve block. I wasn't worried about the procedure itself, I was MORE worried about someone else sedating me. Seriously, THAT was my biggest anxiety. I am usually the sedater, not the sedatee.

The nurse started my IV, gave me some "relaxing" medicine, wheeled me into the procedure room, and had me position myself on the table. I remember it all. Next, I look at the anesthesiologist start pushing the IV sedative.....the last thing I remember saying was, "now don't give me too much of that."

Control much?

3 comments:

Mary R Snyder said...

Girl -- you are so funny! And my hubs just got diagnosed with the same thing. I know it's tough.... the pain and the lack of control!

The Source said...

Oh my...I hope the nerve block is helpong ease your pain! I imagine it's hard to be on the receiving end of things. At least you know if they're doing it right!

jennifer said...

I'm sorry that you have been dealing with back trouble. I hope the nerve block helps.