Early this morning I went to have the injection done to cervical area of my spine. I am NOT impressed with the doctor who did it. For one, he just saw me last week and told ME that I would be given sedation for the procedure AND I told HIM I had a problem with certain forms of iodine. When I saw him this morning, NONE of that information was on the chart that the "nurse" anesthetist was going over. They had to FIND a special antibacterial to use. The doc comes in an looks at the chart and says "so we're doing this WITHOUT sedation, right!" WRONG. I told him if its without sedation, then I was out of there.
WHen told about the iodine problem he went off about how come no one TOLD him, I had, he doesn't listen. When told that a nurse was going to a special surgical unit to get the antibacterial that was needed, he responded that they were wasting time and stormed out of the room. When I came to in recovery I was there about 5 minutes awake when a young man came to get me into a chair. He plops my "discharge instructions" on the arm and says "here" and then presented me with peanut butter crackers and a bagged juice. I barely munched on that when he says lets get up and see if you can walk. I took two steps and he says you're fine and I was to get dressed. They get a wheelchair and roll me out of the room right past DH whom I had to say hey, go get the car. NO ONE went over the instructions!
When we got home, I had DH look at the back of my neck to see if there was a bandage and he said nope, but lots of blood down not only the back of my neck but the front! It had not been cleaned off.
They're suppose to call me in 72 hours to see how I'm doing and if the injection helped. I will definitely give them an ear full and any other injections/tests will be done by someone else. I slept the entire day and hurt like crazy. Have just gotten the headache down to a dull roar. Will definitely let my back doctor know I'm not thrilled with his choice for injection doc. Where the back doc gave strong vibes of self-confidence, listened and was attentive, the injection doc was not. He put me off from the first meeting and I just put it off to being anxious.
Need to crawl back in bed and see if I can get rid of the headache AND the pain. Hopefully, all will be better come daylight!