Tomorrow morning at 9:50 I am scheduled for the steroid injection in my neck to help with the nerve the bone spur or disc is pressing on. I found out at my last doctor’s appointment that I will be put under general anesthesia for the injection, and I’ve been having second thoughts ever since. The numbness is annoying and at times it hurts, but is it worth going through with all this? General anesthesia isn’t something to be taken lightly, so I’ve been mulling that question in my mind over and over again.
The numbness started back at the beginning of May and progressively got worse until I could no longer ride my bike because it was causing so much pain. When I first quit riding, the pain & numbness stayed the same, but in the last month and a half, they have gotten less persistent. Which makes me question if I should just wait it out.
I really want to get back on my bike though, and every time I think, “maybe it’s done being numb & hurting,” it somehow reminds me, and it did so last night while I sat on the bleachers watching my daughter at her practice, and it proceeded to remind me during my sleep last night as well, so I will be going ahead with the injection in the morning.
I’ve been told that it should improve pretty quickly, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I might be able to make the last evening group rides of the season next week, probably wishful thinking. We shall see………….