Ryan dictated the following to me:
Dec 12, 2012
I had my 4th and 5th stem cell treatments today. First I had an IV and then I had a lumbar puncture stem cell treatment. After the lumbar one I have to stay lying down for 6 hours and I can't have a pillow or raise up my head. I had to keep the needle in my hand for a few hours and I didn't like that. I just asked the nurses if I could get it out and they took it out. I just want to get up and walk. I just finished listening to Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer on audio book. Right now I have 2 1/2 hours more of lying in bed. They took me for the lumbar treatment to the operating room near where I had the retro bulbar eye injection. I got on a gurney and they made me roll on my side and curl up. It hurt. I didn't like it at all. They told me to hold still and I couldn't, it was painful. At first there was pain and then later I felt them putting something in my back and there wasn't pain. Then they said, "Finished," and took me back to my bed. It's fun to ride on an elevator in your bed. My mom had to feed me my lunch in bed. I ordered McDonalds chicken nuggets. They only come with sweet and sour sauce in China. I had the choice to have the lumbar with a local (just in the back) or a general anesthetic (completely asleep). I wish I had done general.