I've been trying my best to recover from my neck injury. It's tough to go from being such an active person to being in pain every day 24/7. My doctor has ordered some tests. One is a myelogram and the other is an EMG (ncy). I went in for the myelogram on Wednesday. I was a wreck up until the test! Stupid me... I was trying to research what the test was all about and ran across this site: http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/u
Stupid myelogram from hell website! That site scared the shit out of me! I barely slept the night before, and then when it came time to do the myelogram, I almost chickened out because of all that crap that I read. I have to admit, it is scary... even if you aren't reading a site full of experiences of myelograms from hell. When you read what they are going to do to you (take a sample of your spinal fluid and inject you with dye), it's enough to cause some major anxiety! I just hope I do ok during the next test (EMG).
I've been recooping from the myelo ok. I had to lay flat for 24 hours so that the dye can flush out of your body. Actually, I had to lay flat longer (almost 2 full days) because everytime that I stood up, I would get horrible migraines. The only issue that I have now is that my lower back hurts. I feel a little cramping/pain back there, plus it is really sore where they stuck the needle in me. I just hope that the back pain goes away and it is not permanent. That's the last thing I need... back AND neck pain! I'll write more later. My neck is hurting me too bad to type any more.