I would never wish that diagnostic test on anyone! It was pretty bad.
The part that is the worst is when they are trying to get everything in the right position.
They do this by pushing around on your neck and esophagus (really hard to the point of almost feeling choked) to make sure that they get the guide needles inserted into the right place. It was hard to swallow and felt like my throat was blocked and it bured when I would swallow.
There is more to tell but I will spare you all anymore of the awful details...
The doctor and I discussed before the test about being able to differentiate between the pain from the procedure and recreation of my regular symptoms. I felt I did a good job and the doctor commented after the procedure saying he felt I did a good job telling the difference. He said it was a good study (test) and that it did cooberate the C 5-6 disc as the cause of some of the pain.
The faciity is supposed to send a copy of the disc of the procedure and the CT scan.
The nurses were really kind and the one who was in the room for the procedure was awesome at helping me. She had a kind and soothing voice and she whiped the tears that I had from crying and pain.
I for sure hope that no one I know ever has to endure that test!
Today I will reschedule with my Neuro and see what he concludes with the testing. I am eager to see the report. Thdoc who did the test did not elaberate to much other than telling me about the C 5-6 disk.
After the procedure I was very nausiated when I was in the CT machine. I had not eaten anything so I basically had a nast set of dry heaves. They did get my nausea, and pain under control before I left.
I swear I could not make a complete thought or sentence when I left the place.
The nurse said she gave me 2 shots of Toradol, right after the procedure, but they did not help so she gave me some Demoral. I then heard her telling me that I also had Fentinyal something like 100 mg's but that can not be right she had to have said micrograms. Right?
The Phenagrin helped great and when I got home I layed down to rest but then got the worst bought of hiccups! They lasted a long time. I ate some suop and then fell asleep for a long time.
I did wake up in the middle of the night with the hiccups again but was able to go back to bed and they are gone at this time.
this is weird...my pain this morning is mostly right sided. The did get it aggrivated over there during the procedure. The left side must be numb or someting. Who knows, but I am for sure glad that it is over and hope that my neuro will have the information that he needs to better treat me.
Thank you all so very much for being here and supporting me through my journey. Thanks for all the prayers and kind words.