News about Nathan and Heather Straz

Monday, 30 June, 2008
Myelogram today
by heather

Today I will have a myelogram with CT-scan and X-rays. I'm quite anxious about this test. They will be injecting dye into my spinal canal to help get better pictures with the CT and X-rays. Normally this wouldn't be too bad. But, I always seem to be the exception...Lumbar punctures can be dangerous for people with chiari AND I always end up with a spinal leak when I have a lumbar puncture. The test itself will take about an hour. I'll have to stay in the hospital for a few hours after that, to be sure I don't have a major spinal fluid leak. After I get home, I'm going to have to lay flat for 48 hours while my body replenishes the spinal fluid that was lost during the test.

We haven't rented any movies in at least a year. Any recommendations would be great since I'm going to need something to watch so I won't go crazy being in bed for 2 days!


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