So the next day, I went in for the lumbar tap under the fluroscope. They use a fluroscope ( fancy name for xray machine) during the procedure to make sure they getting the needle in the right place. I went in ..laid on my stomach...he took a bunch of xrays while finding the right placement and inserted the 1st needle..wasn't able to reach my fluid..inserted a longer one..wasn't able to reach it still. I must be really dense..cause I don't have much fat back there..ha ha. Inserted a third bigger longer needle and he got it in the right place. It's not excruiating pain..but it's not pleasant either..just really uncomfortable and irritating. I've had an epidural with Zoee..so I kind of knew what to expect..this they just go deeper to reach the fluid. Then he rolled me on my side and placed a meter on the end to measure the pressure on my brain. It was normal..measured at 12.8..normal measures anywhere from 10-20. He said my fluid looked clear and that was a good sign. It took forever cause I was a dripper..they needed 17 cc's for testing tubes and he said he counted 30 drips per cc...so it took a long time. I had to go home and lay down flat for 6-8 hours afterwards. That wasn't fun.
The next day, I felt okay the next day..had a bad headache in the morning, but it subsided by afternoon..which was good. I was really sore..but that is all to be expected after having this type of procedure.
I came home on Wednesday after staying with my parents for a while...Zoee and I decided to brave it alone now that most of that steriods was out of my system and not making me feel icky and crazy. Although, I'm still having horrible nights..not able to sleep because when I lay down I start to feel sick and tremor a little bit still..and it makes my stomach hurt and I feel nauseous. I don't know why it only happens at night. I'm praying that those steriods get out of my system ASAP cause I'm over all of that. I have nothing good to say about Dr. Gurru. He is the one that gave me all those steriods and juiced me up basically with that and the Topamax making me all crazy. He totally misdiagnosed me and I am so mad about it.