I was warned that day 2 and 3 after the epidural injection could and most likely would cause more pain before leaving. There is a chance it may not leave, but we are not entertaining that idea.
Today is day 2 and I have some mild pain return. I had a faith healing from my dad to help me and I still have the neck to deal with. I expect another epidural at the minimum in my neck.
It was painful, but bearable so this time I won’t have to be as in fear as I was with that first one. I had these with local anesthesia and not general iv surgery like the first time 7 years ago.
I think moving around more would also help. I tend to stiffen up the longer I sit or lie down.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
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