I haven't been on here for about 3-4 weeks, sometimes reading posts but was getting nervous in the run up to my see and do app to have a nerve root block on L5/S1. Since mid may GP signed me off work (I work at a kids nursery), i tried several times just with 4 hr shifts but it was too much. He signed me off until end of next wk which gave me a week to see if injection worked. My partner took 2 days off work. My partner hates hospitals(Don't we all lol) I got called, he said im going for a sleep in car.The nurse asked was he not coming we won't be long. we both erupted with anger, frustration. Steve eventually calmed down had introductions. She was my specialist nurse, I was NO having the procedure that day!! She just gave me more details least I know more details, an epidural injection dye goes in, then local anesthetic then steroid. takes about 30 mins then up to 2 hrs in recovery takes about a week to work. She advised me not to do any pilates/yoga which I had asked until after injection. She said I would only have this once a one time hit unless i had prolonged success with it although she couldn't tell me what prolonged means. Shouldn't there be a minimum amount for guidelines everyone has their own opinion of what prolonged means. I then asked what if it doesn't work-stop being negative she says think positive well sorry I can't been let down all geared up for it on thurs , taking all this time to have proper treatment (8 1/2 months) everything suffering. ARGH! So thursday was the 10th week they have to treat me within 18 weeks, so potentially i have up to 8 weeks she says I can see how frustrated you are i will see what i can do. So more waiting until the letter arrives.
Im angry, partner, boss. I am so pissed off, bored being stuck at home as I can't do much. No wonder a lot of people get worse and things like these injections don't work!Least I know i probably won't be going on a short break in august but least i dont need to worry about childcare.
The pain is sooo bad some days and I'm at home not doing anything. So I will enlighten my GP on Monday and see what he says regarding more sick leave!
Sorry had to moan and groan