Ho hum. Well, it came, it went! It wasn't a pleasant experience and I wasn't expecting him to do it so low down. I thought it would be at the level of the prolapse but it was actually right at the bottom of my spine where the nerve exits. He gave me two whacks of local anaesthetic which, predictably, didn't do as much as it should have done. I felt one buttock go numb but not the other one. I definitely felt the needle go in
. My hubby was great at holding my hand throughout. The sensation of shoving 50ml of fluid into somewhere that doesn't have space for 50ml of fluid was pretty horrid too. I could feel it going up my spine to about the level of my waist - nasty!
Then I had to spend three days lying flat. Oh my word! How painful is that! My ribs were screaming for mercy, as was my pelvis.
So, what effect did it have? It's a bit hard to say because I'm also quite bruised. I have a peculiar vertical bruise basically along my spine going roughly an inch either side of the hole. I'm back at work today and I still have pins and needles and pain but it's impossible to tell how much of that is due to the bruising needing to settle down. I think I'm only going to manage working until lunchtime because it's very sore. The doctor said some people know immediately if it's had any effect, some it takes up to 2 weeks. Only 2/3 get any relief. I also read that it can make things worse before they get better. I'm going to be keeping an eye on the bruise and may go to the docs to get it checked out later in the week if it's not better. It really is particularly weird looking. I'm only assuming it's a bruise but it is very red.