Wasnt a spinal tap. I had a steroid (?) Shot about 1/3 up my spine. i have a collapsed disc/herniated disk as well as a cracked/broken/whatever vertebrae along with some muscle and bone damage all down that leg This caused insane pain all of a sudden above the usual. Had another big muscle in the ass that acted up at the same time. anyway, on apain level out of 10, it was 15. I have a really high pain tolerance but i was in bed for 4 days straight, no sleep, either screaming, swearing or crying before going to emergency eventually. It was tomb sweeping holliday so i waited out til the real docs got back to the hospital.
They injected just under the bone at the top of the crack and above your ass hole, the long needle goes up through the spine from there, took 15 mins, and they force in a bunch of their painful hate. You feel every mm of it. They were actually yelling at me and angry and saud not to move as it is dangerous. Which i understand. But fuck me, no way to control. I am not a strong guy but they had 2 nurses on each leg and 1 on either side holding me down and i still moved them. I apologized and asked them to strap my pegs down, because i just couldnt help it, and i was truly trying knowing full well it could damage my nerves. Strapped down, cursing like the girl from the excrocist, it was done. Afterwards was actually life changing. I can now totally understand how people being tortured will give up their family. Jesus.
Anyway, this was not done by the nurse, at least not controlling the needle, ultrasound etc. Farck me. If that was permanent, suicide is on the table for real.
And as to your likely next question, no i did.t.shit myself. I hadnt eaten for 4 days. None of them spoke when i got up to leave. I think the cursing in chinese and taiwanese kind of set them off a bit. I now wonder if this is what child birth is like…if so, i have a new respect for cat people.
Long story short, not all shots are done by nurses.