I talked to the nurse who would be giving me the versed and told them how bad my anxiety is about needles in my spine...they promised to give me enough that I didn't know what was going on, and would not remember it after coming to. Unfortunately, I have to wait until the 10th, so that means almost 2 weeks of more anxiety. Praying nothing happens to put it off any longer...and praying my surgery on Monday is a "GO" and that my clotting isn't an issue then.Good luck!
I've had the same thing done (discogram). It was painful but they give you enough drugs to deal with it then forget about it.
Had two cracked/torn discs in my lumbar area.
Had a 2 level spinal fusion three weeks ago and the disc pain and sciatic pain is gone. Still dealing with post surgical pain, but my back is feeling better than it has in years.
Hang in there.