I feel overwhelmed from all the love and support that I received from my family and friends, that includes ALL of those Facebook friends! I was sooooo nervous this morning at the thought of having an LP done. You hear so many horror stories from people and see on TV how it is done, and it looks so scary.
We got there at 7:00am to check in and right from the start I LOVED my nurse. His named was David, he just made me feel so calm & comfortable by cutting up and just being himself. Jeff said he was relieved that I liked him from the beginning because he knows how I can be if I don't like someone. LOL Everyone that came in the room was so nice and told me that the procedure was no big deal, and they were right. I was taken into the "freezer" where I rolled onto a very hard table on my stomach with a pillow under me. They sterilized my back and shot up my IV with some good drugs to relax me. Then the doctor numbed the area and stuck the needle in, they tilted the table so that the spinal fluid would drip out and VOILA! I think it took all of 20-30 minutes. Shew, it was nothing like I thought it was going to be. It really wasn't any big deal at all. After they were done I had to spent three hours at the hospital laying on my back or side. I slept most of it while my wonderful, patient husband sat there by my side. Without him by my side I wouldn't be able to get through any of this.
As soon as I sat up I got a bit of a spinal headache so I reclined in the car on the way home. Once we got home, I didn't last long in the recliner before heading to bed. I ended up sleeping for about 3 hours this afternoon. After having a nice rest I am feeling better, I still have a slight headache but nothing too bad. Hoping that tomorrow I will feel normal and that in a few days I will hear the results of my LP and blood work.