I am thankful I have a wise neurologist. We started the lumbar puncture yesterday but he was unable to get the needle where it needed to go. There were several tries, but it just would not get to a place where he could feel safe completing the procedure. So now I have a very tender lower back where the muscles and ligaments protested the intrusion of a large needle and a wait for Radiology to call to schedule a time for me to go to the hospital to have the procedure done under Fluoroscope.
There is certainly a sense of deflation that it has not been done, as I had spent a great deal of time preparing myself for the follow up and after care that I knew I would need and now I must start the waiting and build up process over again.