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Old 02-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Smile NO problems with 2 Myelograms within 48 hours of each other.

I had two Myelograms/CT scans for Cervical Spondylosis in the C4-T1 area within 48 hours of each other, the first having failed because I talked too much even though I was sedated with 1 mg Versed. The second time, they added 100 mcg Fentanyl to the Verced. I had absolutely no after effects after the first procedure, and only a slight aching at the base of my skull after the second procedure. It has now been one week since the second procedure and I have no after effects. I am 74 years old and in good health except for minor neck pain and a little numbness in my thumb and fore finger. After reading about all the horror stories about ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion) surgery and recovery, I have decided my neck pain is not debilitating enough to warrant surgery. The Interventional Radiologist (IR) that did my Myelograms said she was willing to do a Cervical Transforaminal Epidural on my neck (which my other IR and Orthopedic surgeon said was too risky). My Myelogram IR with 20 years experience did one on her 85 year old father with good success, so that's good enough for me. These Myelograms were done at the Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare hospital, Carson City, Nevada, on 1-23-12 & 1-25-12.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
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Re: NO problems with 2 Myelograms within 48 hours of each other.

I'm happy to hear you had no adverse effects from the myelograms. That is always good news, regardless of the age of the patient! And, it sounds like trying the epidural with this specific doctor is worth a try. Surgery should always be the last resort.

Good luck, and let us know the results.

 
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