After My Myelogram
I finally had my Myelogram this morning starting around 9:30am. I took a Valium beforehand since I wasn’t sure how my nerve pain would respond. The injection of the contrast they put into my lower back was very painful at the beginning. The overall procedure was a breeze. Afterwards, I had to stay under observation for a few hours before being released from the hospital.
Later this afternoon my head did start hurting. This did get my attention because I never have headaches on a normal basis. The Tylenol I took earlier has seemed to help some. The injection site in my lower back is aching, but all this they say is normal. I’ve also been experiencing some nausea so I’m trying to keep some food on my stomach.
I’ve been drinking at least eight ounces of water per hour as told. I did just take another Valium in hopes of settling my nerves. Again, I’m actually aching way more now than I was during or immediately following the procedure. They say if the headaches continue beyond 24 to 48 hours then I should contact my doctor. But at this time, I have no reason to think this was not successful.
I would much rather have an MRI than to do that ever again. However, I’m believing that God is going to use this for my good and His glory.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”