Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2nd Cervical Injection

It was a bit of a chore to be somewhere at 10 AM without eating breakfast, forgoing coffee, and not drinking a good liter of water since getting up at 7! My poor stomach was rumbling and complaining the whole time!

And I had to wait an hour to be treated as the pain clinic was backed up. I guess an early patient had some issues. I bet it was the lady I saw stagger out with dilated pupils and not talking coherently. I was the last one of the day.

This time the needle stick in the hand went well and doesn't appear to have blown the vein. I hate sticks in the hand. Hands, especially my numb ones, are really sensitive. The nurse did a grand job though. :) Maybe because she let the alcohol dry well first. :0

The procedure only takes about 10 minutes and I didn't feel anything till I got home and my neck where the Doctor went in with the needle, around my T1-T2 vertebra, is sore this time. Last time, I had no issues after. Today I have a bit of pain at the site and have ice on it. That helps.

I came home, ate both my breakfast and my lunch and crashed for 2 hours in my bed. Phew! I got knocked out hard today. Drank my coffee at 3 pm. It has helped the very slight headache lurking in the back of my head.

On a good note, the sun is out and the high reached 78 degrees here! Wow. I want to go for a walk but the post procedure instructions say rest for the rest of the day and today I feel like I should. Dang, well, hopefully tomorrow will be as pretty and nice as today. The weather report says we could have rain in the morning. Please be lying!

Our magnolia is spectacular. I would estimate about 2-3 more days before full bloom, so I better get photos as quickly as I can. I love this tree. Each year it faithfully provides a splash of beauty in the early spring when nothing else is pretty, before the trees leaf out too. Each year it grows bigger regardless of the weather during the year. The saucer magnolia, given good drainage, is a true trooper.

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