My day at the hospital for my 1st injection....This is how it went...

@Feona1962 (7527)
United States
October 19, 2007 2:21am CST
I got there at 6am and changed into a gown..I was given an IV..Around 730am I went into a room and then this is what took place.... The female nurse was playing Country Music (pretty loud)..The X-ray guy didn't want to have any music (because he said he couldn't hear the doctor)...Meanwhile my doctor is talking in French and Italian...He is neither French or Italian....LOL They put something in my IV but I was awake the whole time...listening to what was going on...They were discussing Kerry Underwood winning American Idol... On to the injection...He numbed the area and put the needle in on the left side of my spine just below my neck...That is not were I felt it..It felt like he was jaming that stuff into my right side, shoulder blade... The biggest thing I was told was, "DO NOT MOVE"...Just before he injects it I hear (barely, due to the music) the x-ray guy saying, "okay don't move"...and I didn't... I got back to my room and when I sat up my right arm hurt..I am thinking okay, maybe that is going to be temporary...It has been a week and it still hurts around the shoulder blade, my neck on the right side hurts now, and my hand tingles on my right side....I went in for them to fix the left not right....Hopefully this is all temporary...It is my first shot so I didn't know what to expect.. What an experience that was.....My next injection is October 29th...Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Oct 07
think I would check out and make sure they did the left side! sounds more like they did the right side and they souldnt have had the music that loud! and I would go now to check it out and not wait till next shot time. have someone look to see if they can tell where the needle went in. THis dont sound right! hugs and good luck! prayers are with you hugs and blessings
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Hi Lakota, My hubby said the injection sight was right on my spine and I am thinking maybe he hit the nerve on the right while he was doing it..It sure felt like it...Thank you..HUGS
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Forgot to tell you that I did report it to the nurse and the doctor came in and briefly said it was okay...He wasn't in there 30 seconds..Not sure what to do..
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Oct 07
well I he hit a nerve that could do it and it need tobe checked out dont want ya to have nerve damage for these shots that is to help get get ya better . YOu do have nerves running every whereI would call and tell them it is still hurtig you
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Well it sounds like you were very brave and Im proud of you!LOL Sometimes the first injection doesnt work. But the second or third will. I really hope the injections will work for you sweetie. And that you will get some relief. I know what your going through just continue to be strong. Hugs to you!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Thank you and I do hope it all works out...I know things could be worse but I am doing what I need too..
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
3 Nov 07
thankyou my friend!
• United States
19 Oct 07
You poor dear! What in the hell were they doing? They should have made the atmosphere more comfortable for you ,not them. I would have been outraged! I would the hospital and tell them about your experience. What kind of injection were they giving you? God bless you
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I forgot to mention that when the nurse was giving the x-ray guy my IV bag, she THREW it and it skimmed across my chest....I said, "AM I GOING TO BE SAFE IN HERE WITH YOU GUYS?" I am thinking about going to the director of the hospital and telling him about my experience...I was getting a coritzone injection in my neck due to a herniated disk..If I would have moved he could have injected it into my spinal cord and that would have be horrible...Thank you
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• United States
20 Oct 07
I definately think you should report this to the administrater. Both the medical part and most definately their behavior. They sound very unprofessional and when it comes to health you really do want professionals working on you. Good luck and let us know the out come.
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• United States
20 Oct 07
I would definately tell the hospital administration about your experiences. Hospital workers should be concerned with the comfort of the people they are attending to. I think that if I were their boss I would like to know what kind of treatment they are giving so I could right it before we get into trouble. Im sorry you went through that. You will be in my thoughts.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Thank you Happy...I was upset...I forgot to mention about the nurse acually throwing the IV bag over my chest to the x-ray guy...I am torn between complaining now or waiting to see how they act before I get my next one...I think they were in a good, happy mood but lets be real...Thank you...HUGS
• United States
20 Oct 07
I got the willies reading this one Feona! You poor thing! I hope that the tingling goes away. You should give your doctor a call and inquire about this.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Hi Elusive, I did tell him right away about the pain and he said it was okay...I called on Tuesday for the next injection and I told the nurse and she took down all the information...I am going to question him before my next injection...Thank you....HUGS
• United States
19 Oct 07
This sounds a little scary. I am afraid I would be looking for another doctor (preferably one who spoke English) and verifying that they did it right. Doesn't sound like they did. Hope everything turns out ok. I will say a little prayer for you that it does.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
He did speak English and was just in a happy mood I guess...I am going to question him before he even thinks about giving me the next one...Thank you...
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
19 Oct 07
oh man that sounds painful, glad it went okay for the most part, will continue to keep you in my prayers
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
It did go okay, just waiting to go for the next one and I am going to ask him questions before he does it...Thank you...HUGS
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
19 Oct 07
HUGSSSSS Maybe you should get the right side checked out too - I do hope you feel better today - thinking of you :)
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I am thinking that I should too...According to my hubby, the injection sight was right over my spine so maybe he hit the nerve on the right side...Thank you...HUGS
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
19 Oct 07
wow my friend,what a experience,they should of made you feel more comfortable though,especially when your going through something like this.i hope all turns out well and i will be praying that it does.its so hard when you cant move when they are doing this,i hope this is temporary too.hugs.pattie
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Well, when the nurse threw my IV bag across my bed to the x-ray guy I was upset.. It skimmed across my chest..I asked if I was going to be safe with them...
• United States
20 Oct 07
The way you describe teh pain, feeling like he was jamming the needle in and then ache and tingly feelings sounds like he hit a nerve. You have all kinds of nerves branching out from your spine. They are pretty sensitive and hurt exactly how you describe. I had a guy hit a nerve in my arm once when I was giving blood and it just kept aching. It finally went away, but it sure wasn't pleasant. Has your pain gone away yet? Nerves are fragile also, it's scary how easy it is to damage one, which can cause lifelong problems. If the pain is going away, then it's fine. If not, let the Dr. know!!