SI injection confusion

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i’ve talked to the pre-op nurse about remaining completely covered during the procedure.  Sh assured me i will.  I’m supposed to be given versed but i know it’s intended to cause amnesia and therefore they could have me completely exposed and i would never know the difference.  Another choice is to go without and insure my modesty is kept intact.  The last option is to completely cancel.  I am truly horrified my dr will see the upper part of the crack and my humiliation will be so great i won’t be able to ever look at him again and that could cause a problem if i need more injections. This dr is the only pain mgmt dr in my network.  At this point i’m leaning toward cancelling

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    Hello Sonne, my experience with the injection was comfortable. My back was only exposed. The pain relief from the shot is good.
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      I can sit for hours for a tattoo, but bring a needle at me and i jump out of my skin, but i guess in order to keep any dignity intact i’ll have to do it sans sedation
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    I don't know what your situation is.  I'm new to this discussion.  At the risk of coming off as an interloper, your own words said "they could have me completely exposed and I would never know the difference."  If you never know the difference, what difference does it make? There's an old saying, "ignorance is bliss."  It's a saying for a reason - it has some validity.  If you need a procedure, don't let vanity get in the way. Besides, on the other hand, you might be completely covered, as he pre-op nurse said you will.

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      its not an issue of vanity.  its an issue of true horrors in my past.  its the same reason I don't do well woman exams and will never have a colonoscopy.  ignorance isn't always bliss.  just thinking they might have gone too low with my pants will bring great humiliation. 

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    You need to just get over that, the Dr. is a professional, and won't be looking at your crack, he'll be looking at the xray and spot to put the injection.

     

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      I just read your post to barry5353 and in it you stated that a man is a man. I did not realize that you were concerned because of the sex of the doctor. Can you not find one that is female to do this procedure? Would that be easier for you?
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      ok got two injections injections instead of one.  got the versed but felt every needle and was over exposed in my opinion,  Made it clear that I didn't want him back in the room before leaving.  he came anyway.  I ignored him.  also made it clear that I am severing the relationship with him.  no there aren't any female pain management drs.  just like having my trapeziectomy,  I am so very sorry I had this done.  I felt every needle  I

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    One question you need to ask yourself is will you ever believe that he did not see your buttock while you were under? I suspect that you will always wonder if he saw you. So the only way you can be assured is to be awake. And I believe I remember your concerns in another post and you mentioned that you were apprehensive about being awake during the injection. So I think at this point only you can make this decision.
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    I am so sorry that you had such a miserable time of it. It sounds like the doctor has a lousy bedside manner. I know that the whole experience was bad but you didn't say if you had any good results from it.

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      Amkoffee its too early to tell what kind of results i’ll get. My buut, back and hip are still sore from all the needles. Ii look like a pin cushion. He’s a very nice guy usually.  I guess i should have waited until after the procedure before firing him
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