That's disconcerting to say the least and disappointing to hear.
Figured I would keep this as a quasi-journal for this procedure. Last night was tough, I am not going to lie. About an hour after the procedure, the anesthetic wore off and I was in a lot of pain. There was no comfortable position that I could find to get rid of the pain. Couldn't bend over at all. The pressure would make me buckle. After a few hours, things started to calm down. I finally found a position in bed that didn't cause excruciating pain and apparently fell asleep around 9. Woke up this morning in the exact same position and noticed the pain was significantly less. So, it is getting better. Just a lot different than what I was expecting. It seems that this hurt a lot more than what other people have described. Not sure why.
The sweating which I attributed primarily to tension and anxiety is perfectly understandable and similar to what I have always experienced as well along with elevated blood pressure and heart rate.
But certainly not that level of pain.
I was always told to ice the area afterwards and usually did and occasionally I took an Aleve as a precaution but it doesn't sound like either of those two things would have done you a bit of good.
If things don't stabilize and improve dramatically today I'd get back into that doctor's office pronto as that doesn't matchup at all with any of my experiences of which there were quite a few.
Hang in there and I agree you should keep your symptoms and thoughts well documented. Not for our consumption but for your own reference going forward.
Best of luck.
It is better today. Still pretty tender, but I can move around in a semi-typical fashion without a lot of discomfort. Still limited in my range of motion, which I expected. Yesterday was just a lot more intense than I was prepared for. If I would have known I would have reacted like that, I would have taken today off and just relaxed and iced my back throughout the day. Stupid me scheduled a meeting today, even knowing I had my procedure scheduled for the day before.
Not sure whey my situation was so much worse than what most people typically feel. I am wondering if the entire area was just really inflamed and irritated from the years of going unchecked. I don't know how some people go through this on a regular basis. The nurse told me that some of their patients come in every 4-5 months to get this done. Hoping this works and lasts a very long time.
Edited by radiman, 10 January 2019 - 10:30 AM.