Tone Parsons

Today is the day

Because I’ll do anything for attention, today is the day of pain.

I’m having a nerve induction test performed on my lower back/legs at 1:30. After doing some googling, I’ve discovered the following about the procedure:

  • They insert “probes” (read: needles) into my back so that they come in close proximity to where the nerves exit the spine at the L4-L5 region
  • The insert another set of probes in my feet.
  • They apply an electrical current between thus said probes and time how long it takes the electricity to go from point A to point B.
  • This is used as a form of torture by certain goverment agencies as it causes intense pain but leaves no damage (if you keep the current low enough).

Oh yeah… I’m soooo looking forward to this.

My neurosurgen’s office said I would be a “little sore” after the fact. Of course, these are the same people who said I’d experience a little “discomfort” when I had my discogram a couple of years ago.

Good times there… fo’ sho’.

I’ll update later on today (if I can) and let you know how it was. I’m hoping that it’s not nearly as nasty as I’ve been led to believe (because, quite honestly…. I’m sick of this crap).


Apparently, my doctor called in sick (can they do that??).  The appointment has been rescheduled for next week.  I guess that just gives me more time to prepare.

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  1. Jeanne October 24th, 2006 7:30 pm

    More time to prepare for what, finding a good strong board to put between your teeth to muffle the screams or to find someone to stand in for you? Hope you don’t lose too much sleep between now and then thinking about it. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. Good Luck !!!