The first attempt to do the LP failed and it made me feel as sick as a dog, it wasn't pleasant at all and it hurt quite a lot, my heart sank when they said they would be keeping me to try again tomorrow.
It was a very long noisy night in hospital and every time I fell asleep I was woken up either to have my obs done, or to move me to a different part of the ward. Finally I fell asleep but I did not feel refreshed, hospital must be the only place where you go to rest and get better but it's not physically possible.
Here I am writing in my hospital bed after another 2 failed LP attempts and my back is so very very sore, I got upset after the third failed attempt and cried like a baby, a weeks worth of worry, stress and pain came out in big hearty sobs.
The new plan of action is that I'm starting my meds tonight to reduce the pressure in my fluid, staying in while they monitor me and in the morning I'm back to eye hospital to check my eyes for any damage due to my swollen optical disks and then I can go home!!!!!
But I'm being referred to another hospital that deals with neurology so I can have the dreaded LP again.......I've told them they will need to knock me out because I'm not going through that pain ever again.
Onwards and upwards and hoping I will get better soon and I'm out of any danger of damaging my sight.