I got my third and last steroid injection on March 2oth. I was told by the doctor that I could not get another injection for another 6 months and if I am still having pain, to schedule and appointment with my neurosurgeon.
The injections have helped a lot. I am in a lot less pain than I was before the injections. I am walking a bit better, but I can not walk or stand for a long period of time. After about 15 min of walking or standing, I am in pain. This makes shopping, like grocery shopping, and running errands very difficult.
So I made an appointment with my neurosurgeon.
He told me that we might have to do surgery. He says that he wants to do a minimally invasive surgery, like laproscopic surgury. But before this, he wants to run an imaging test. The test is called a myelogram.
The exam is going to be on Friday. I have to be at the hospital by 6am, and diary, you know that I am not a morning person. I will not be able to leave until 11 am. That is five hours!
And that is not the worst part. My neurosurgeon will be taking a month off starting the Monday after my exam. This means that my follow up appointment to find out my results will not be until May. So I have to wait a month to find out what is going to happen. I think that is crazy.
That is what is going on in my life at the moment. Thank you diary for listening.