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I'M ALIVE - helen-louise
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I'M ALIVE
Survived having needles stuck in my spine! I am currently numb between the middle of my back and my knees, and I can't really walk without holding onto things, but I don't seem to be having any life-threatening reactions to the drugs yet. So... tentative yay?

I was Very, Very Brave and listened to the heart rate monitor, and tried to make it beep as slowly as possible. And that is all I am going to say because I managed to get through it without crying even though I was terrified, but if I talk about it now I will start crying.

Also, I know he hit the right spot in my spine because the nerve in my left leg that goes numb (which was the whole reason I got referred to the Pain Management clinic in the first place) REALLY started complaining. It went both numb and incredibly hot at the same time, which was a very bizarre sensation.

Apparently I should carry on taking the gabapentin for a while because I'm on a low dose of it, and I can go back to physiotherapy in a week or so. Well, it'll take more than a week to set up physiotherapy. But I am looking forward to being able to stand up for more than 3 minutes at a time.

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kshandra From: kshandra Date: 18th January 2014 19:16 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on getting through what needed to be done, and yay for potentially-good results!
alexmc From: alexmc Date: 18th January 2014 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
well done for coping with the procedure.
nitoda From: nitoda Date: 19th January 2014 08:58 (UTC) (Link)
Glad it went ok. Was thinking of you. Hope it settles down soon and brings significant improvements.
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