Good morning everyone,
I tried to post this last night but it didn't get posted. Don't know how that happened.
So spinal tap was done yesterday. It was a much better experience then it was the last time. BUT, my pressure is still too high at 35. They didn't drain any fluid down so I'm still feeling the same symptoms I was earlier(nausea, headaches, eye pressure/pain, etc). It looks like at this point that I have just have to sit tight and wait for the neurologist to get back with me, on what the next step will be. But it appears that a shunt is more then likely in my future.
I did okay physically during the procedure, but emotionally not so much. I was okay until the Lidocaine went in and then I balled like a baby for the duration of it. I also told them that they could not use L4,5 or S1 when they did the pre-procedure phone call. What did the little buggers do? They used L5 which has already been comprimised by a car accident last year. I guess he thought he knew my body better then I did. So back is throbbing pretty good this morning needless to say. But no spinal headache because again, they didn't drain fluid this time.
Will touch base with you guys later on this evening. Have some chores and errands to get done this morning. Yes, I know. Nothing too strenuous already.