Originally Posted by skywalker1988
Well I'm a guy so I don't know about epadurls or whatever. I'm having it done this Monday after lunch. I'm also having 2 mmris done before that of mmy neck and upper back. So do you have to lay flat all day when procedure is done and the day after? I have a disability test the day after to take. Its not hard but will it effecy any symptomms?? What are the symptoms of after a spinal tap anyways?
Well, I definitely didn't expect you'd appreciate what having a baby is like, via C-section, but point being, you are numbed up, but there's a pressure/pulling sensation, that may or may not feel comfortable. When they pull fluids from you spine, via needle, you may feel a pressure/pull sensation, try to just place your mind in a frame of reference, that this is what is happening, it won't last long. I think the process of numbing, is longer that the pull of fluids for the test tube.
My baby sitter, at the time, dropped me off, picked me up, stayed a little while, until my ex was out of work, to tend to the kids. It was a school vacation week, so I was able to take it easy, albeit, attending to kids, the next day.
Physically, was tired, may have had a slight headache, same night, but I'd also taken alleve.
The LP, is laying on your side. You'll be asked to slightly curve your back, consider your belly button, as the core focal point. Hard to describe, precisely, but with two spinals for C-sections and an LP, asking you to curve your spine is common. And, I remember focusing on my belly button to do it. (was told I was a good patient, seeming to know what they meant, when they asked, and reflecting on it, to help you out here, that's what I recall)
If it's a disability interview, on Tuesday, maybe, not being at your best, isn't a bad idea, after all