Well today was my LP and after taking on board all of your positive comments and well wishes it really wasn't that bad.
I arrived and unfortunatly the Doc was running 2 hours late but to be honest with eyes like his I would have waited and waited and waited lol.
The aneasthetic was as expected just a sharp scratch and and tiny bit of stinging.
Left that for 2 minutes to work and then proceeded with the LP needle.
I could feel it going in further and further but absolutly no pain. It did feel weird and it made my leg and hip ache for a few seconds but thats about it.
He was successful on his first attempt which was great and he said that my loosing just over a stonne definately helped which was nice to hear.
He filled up 2 bottles the size of urine sample botlles and then gently removed the needle which I could feel and felt weird but again...no pain.
The whole proceedure took around 10 minutes if that!!
I then lay there flat on my back for an hour and because I wasnt in a hurry to get home I actually lay there for about 2 hours.I took some PropPlus caffiene tabs with me as I dont drink tea coffee or full sugar drinks....and as yet.....no headache! I do feel a little bit fuzzy headed (like a tiny tiny hangover). I'm going to continue to drink plenty of water for the next 2 days (as recommended) and take the caffiene tabs. (The doc said that caffiene was definately worth taking.
SO all in all a positive experience. The worse part was lay flat on my back still for 1 hour as this played up my arthritic back pain....but I am sooooo relieved it's done and dusted and hopefully I will get some results soon.
He did say that they only take a few days to come through and that I should call the consultant to arrange my follow up appointment rather than waiting for them to contact me.
So....thank you soooo much everyone for all of your kind thoughts and best wishes!!
And for those of you awaiting it....it really was OKAY!!!