'Unbelievably here I am in agony again with my flippin nerve leg pain. And it's because I went to the hospital today for a scheduled appointment for an injection in my spine. Before I went, it wasn't there - I was relatively OK pain wise.
But let me tell you, having an injection in your spine with a so called "local anesthetic" (some gel that they rub on) is not a good idea or to be recommended - it was an absolute nightmare.
I was moaning, screaming and swearing with the torture of the pain from the doctor pushing that needle into my spine. He did it, halfway from the waistline to the the chest. It probably took about a minute to a minute and a half but it felt like forever. NEVER, never again would I agree to it.
In London when I have had these previously - it has been under general anesthetic.
And to think that earlier in the day I thought to myself "Why am I going along there to have this when I am feeling relatively OK?".
I suppose there was a certain amount of oh well I suppose I ought to. And a vague hope that it might clear my pain altogether and I might be "normal" again !!
When I asked him why we had to now have this injection under local as opposed to general anesthetic - he said something about there being even more needles involved or was it some thing about it being better to do it this way for some reason or other - I can't remember very well what he DID say but I will certainly be asking him again.
I think it is to save the NHS money - quite honestly thats why.
Just like their two bit "NHS Direct" service. Gawd one really despairs !!
I most definitely wish I had stayed at home.
It has got worse since I have got home and is now reaching up the full length of my leg. I can find no position of rest where it's not hurting like hell!!
I just hope that it will have lessened by the morrow !!
Thus ends my news burst.