Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ouch!!

yesterday morning was my first injection.... this is my fourth set that i've had done... and i don't remember any of them hurting as bad as this one.... momma and i got to the hospital a few minutes before my appointment time at 6:30am.... they pulled me out of my room maybe 8:30ish to take me down to the or.... we were done about 10:30 and went to get some breakfast at ihop... i love me some pancakes!!! the injection site was tender when we left the hospital but that's to be expected.... momma dropped me off and i took a nap... when i woke up my back was killing me!! pretty much yesterday, if i wasn't sleeping i was crying because of the pain... it seems to be so much worse than it was before the injection... the information that the dr. gives you though says that the injection site can be sore for 24 to 48 hours after the injection.... so i guess that's to be expected but i have never had pain like this before... i just hope it gets better soon!!! anyways, t sent me home today around 11:30.... he called before he came in and asked how i was feeling.... i told him not good but it's been worse... he came on into work and then sent me home... he said it was silly of me to sit around (well, when i was sitting) in as much pain as i'm in and try to work.... since i had everything done that i had to get done today, i was out of there!! i've got the ice pack on my back and plan on keeping it there pretty much the rest of the day... it's raining here so i'm going to sleep and recover today.... i'll check back in later...

4 comments:

kilax said...

Why does the injection take so long? Is it a really big needle? :(

courtneym said...

the actual injection takes less than 5 minutes... i was in the OR maybe 15 minutes, tops... the rest of the time was me waiting... i had to be there at 6:30am and was #6 to get my injection and the dr. started at 8ish...
i didn't get to see "my" needle... there was an x-ray of the guy before me up on a screen and i could see the needle going into his disc... it was long!!

kilax said...

Scary! :(

waw girl said...

I will tell u real stroy of my brave injections.I travelled for a medical treatment in some country. The Dr. assign me vitamin D and B complex injections. I went to the clinic with my friend. In the nursing room, the nurse saw my smile, and asked me whether i got such shots before or no. I replied no, it is my first try with these two shots. She laughed on my friend face. She asked me to let her student see how these shots gone. I said fine.
Now the horror movie hehehe. They asked me to turn on my other cheek and get relaxed. I saw them preparing the medicine and even more i saw the needles -- tell u the truth i got scared. She said she will administred the B complex first - 5 minutes rest - the 2nd vitamin D shot. My friend was supporting me in the room and putting jokes. The nurse counts 3 2 1 - i did not feel the insertion of the b injection but i felt the medicine burning my ass but i handle that with heart beeting quickly. The nurse said #1 is done. After 5 minutes, she said here we go with the vitamin D shot, relax and breath dear. Take a deep breath, take a deep breath, OUCH OUCH OUCH OUCH loudly - yeah it is me heheheh .My friend was laughig with old lady waiting her turn for the shot. It was about 10 minutes the needle was in me. Again, breath breath by the nurse, but at that time i couldn't. We've done dear wear ur pant. I turned to the laughing ppl behind me (my friend and the old lady) and give a smile.while am dressing, i heard an ouch but this time the old lady was laughing on me.
The 2nd day: i went for the B complex but this time stepping to the nurse room slowely, the waiting ppl are about 4 persons. the nurse notice that am scared, she give me a smile and preparing the shot ahhhh--- i set on the chair while my friend was laughing. 3 patients before me but we are assigned 2 at a time since two beds in the nursing room. The patient will assign with me was a girl about 9 years old so i decided to respect my age and take off the panti and lie down. the nurse counts 3 2 1 but i asked her to wait. again 3 2 1 Waiiiiiiit. Then she notice that i wil not let her do her job. She said see i had more patients waiting me doing the job, please dear. I felt shy, she insert the needle but again like hill, the medicine is burning me. tell she finished. When i passed out, i saw the girl face at this time cause i got used of my friend jokes looooooool, the girl was crying in a low voice.
The remaining is 4 B complex shots. e-mailed me to tell u the story of the rest hehehehe.
I returned back home like a shower pipe after the treatment.