All that worry over relatively nothing. I wanted to get up off the table and just kiss this doctor! He WAS kind of cute. 😉 Everything was so much different. They gave me fentanyl, which I did have the last time, but didn’t get even the least bit drowsy. This time I did feel a little loopy. Then the doc injected the numbing medicine and waited a bit (what a novel concept!) before proceeding with the steroid injection. He did tell me when he was approaching the nerve and asked me to let him know if I felt anything. I did begin to wince, so he backed off, added a little more numbing stuff, and then finished the job. It was not bad at all. I cannot begin to express the relief I feel. Right now my butt is numb and my leg is a bit tingley, so I’ll start my ice packs, take my meds, and sleep the best I can. I have permission to get up and move about gently later in the day. I think I’ll probably go out and prune the roses in the back yard if I feel up to it.
I am soooo relieved. Now I just pray this is effective for relieving this pain and letting the nerve heal. Thank you all for the prayers and wonderful support. I think it all worked!