I tripped over the dare dog and fell backwards ,smacking my head on the wall then hit the floor. The neck hurt a little bit. I shook it off . A few days later while putting my dad’s 300# gun safe in the basement I felt a nasty pull in my neck. Weeks later it worsened. I had an mri which indicated I had two significant herniated disc at c5 -c6 and c6-c7. I had to follow the typical protocol, therapy, meds and the epidural injection. Only had one epidural shot. If was very interesting. There were 5 nurse and two doctors in the surgical room. They had me lay face down. I was covered with a warming blanket . The I felt the nurses putting straps over my back and legs. Wow I restricted to move my body with the exception of my arms. The nurses then draped the green covers over me. The injection area was prepped. The it was time to get the local shots. A gloved nurse grasped my head and kept me from moving. Another localized injection administer except the needle when deeper , and another deeper more. There was a brief pause since it take locals a little more time to take effect.The doctor then tells me he is going to insert the epidural needle . With that being said a nurse on my left and the nurse on my right grasped my wrist and fore arms. Then they pulled my arm towards my feet. Then the big ass needle was inserted. Then the steroid was injected. Oh my god the pain I felt. It was so intense I started to go in shock. The nurse restraining my arms did make it any better. The shot did nothing for me.
So the next path is artificial disc replacement which will happen 20th. The pre op info I was told...I’ll be stripped of all my clothing and only have a gown . I’ll be awake going into the operating room. I’ll get placed on the table and the nurses will start to prep me . The anesthesiologist will knock me out. Once out he will inibate me . Mean while one prep nurse will insert a Foley catheter while I’m unconscious. Boy that’s no fun. The other nurses will remove my gown and wipe me down . Dam I’m going be naked and asleep. Then the neurologist is going to insert a shit load of acupuncture needles in my body and hook lead to each one which all hooks up to a computer that monitors my nerves. After that the doctor makes a two inch incision in the front of my lower neck area. I guess after that he gets down to the bad discs and removes them. Then a little bone clean up and the new disc is installed. After that.... it’s probably the closure.
What is going through my mine is what are these nurses thinking when they have a naked unconscious man in there presents. I m very great shape and have well defined muscles. I m hoping the catheter is removed before I regain consciousness. Not looking forward to this with all that happen this year.