I had my first shot yesterday. I hardly felt anything but a little pressure during the procedure. They gave me the local anesthesia hooked up to the back of my hand because my arm veins are hard to find. After applying something to freeze the back area, they did the procedure.
They monitored me for blood pressure and heart beat for maybe half an hour after wards. I said I feel fine…. with no adverse reaction. They released me.
I walked a ways out of the hospital to the underground parking structure and headed home. My sister drove me. I had left my car at her house and insisted I was fine to drive myself the 30 minutes to my home. I felt very good. I didn’t feel like I had medication in me. No drugged feeling at all. Just relief.
After a couple of hours at home, the pain medication wore off I felt the stiffness in my lower back that I have always had for years.
It is the next day now and I feel a big relief. Still a little stiffness, but no leg or buttock pain. I also have the L4 and L5 degeneration. Sciatica and leg weakness due to degeneration. I feel great today.
I had it done because the neurosurgeon said he didn’t see any surgery was needed.
I had trouble standing upright for more than a few minutes. I couldn’t walk a half a block without my legs becoming numb.
I honestly feel a little over 24 hours later like a new man. I am looking forward to getting back on the treadmill maybe tomorrow. I need to lose about 40 pounds.
They say to get and keep moving shortly after having it done. I will do whatever necessary to make this work.
Oh….did I tell you I am 67 years old?