Just a quick update for you all.
I had an MRI today that was the most unpleasant one I have ever experienced. I am claustrophobic from surviving a mine cave in in when I was 22 and in college. I have to get IV sedation to get near an MRI unit. I have fallen five times (last one was about 45 minutes ago and makes two this week) in the last month and my surgeon is extremely concerned as I should not be having the left leg/foot symptoms after this last spinal fusion and I should not be falling.My left leg/foot stuff is not ant better than before this last surgery. I think the permanent nerve damage is much worse than they think. AJ actually kept me from falling down our stairs a few days ago. He broke my fall with his body last weekend, literally blocked the top of the stairs. I am sure AJ is one of my guardian angels. He is a wonder dog. I never trained him to do anything like break my falls. AJ just knows me and in many ways, is my service dog. So blessed to have him in my life.
They gave me the maximum amount of sedation today and it was not enough. It started wearing off half way through the procedure and I almost went over the edge. If it was not for a very fine and competent nurse who had done MRI's with me before, who immediately yarded me out of the MRI unit and gorked me with more drugs, and then talked me through the rest of procedure, I might be in the behavioral health unit tonight. He would not let me leave the hospital for four hours until he was sure I was 'all right.' I am quite bruised up from thrashing about in the MRI tunnel and to top the day off, I fell just a while ago damn it to hell.
The nurse called my surgeon and I am under strict orders to do nothing, I mean nothing for a few days. I have now graduated from IV sedation MRI to now having to get general anesthetic for any future MRI's, probably a smart move. The older I get the worse my claustrophobia becomes. So I HAVE TO BE scarce for a while and the surgeon already called me tonight to check up on me. Very down about all of this and it is just tough sledding here at schloss Homer right now. I am off to be a good, compliant patient and may have to be off the computer for quite some time, again.
Thanks for understanding! PatriotUSA
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