Had my LP

October 30, 2008 at 1:07 am

Had my Lumbar puncture. I was really surprised that the pain was minimal. I felt like I was getting a shot. The neurologist used a needle that he gets from germany that is very thin. He says this stops headaches. It has been
10 hours since the test, so far so good, no side affects. I started neurontin today, again I am surprised as my tingling in face is gone. Also, for the first time, my feet are not cold. I feel alittle loopy, like I had a valium. I will take the medicine 2x a day dosage 300mg/ I have not found out the results of test yet, expecting a call tomorrow. I sure like my neurologist. He is so kind, always a pat on the back to reassure me. This is the first time in three months that I feel like I finally am talking with a doctor that can explain and tell me expectations.
Had a little set back Monday. My physical therapist dropped me during a balance activity and I sprained my ankle and stretched thigh muscles. The ankle that was hurt is my bad foot. Hey, atleast I am feeling the sprain, that is new. Actually, I have alittle more Range of motion in the foot, so maybe the stretching of the muscle loosened it up. Today I was able to walk again with paind, so it is a mild sprain.

Again to all of you, I so appreciate your responses to my thread. It is a comfort to know that there are people to talk to that understand what I am feeling.

Will let you know results tomorrow.

God Bless, Carol