i had a headache for a week.. called hospital after wakin up sweatin then freezin with a fever of 101.9 so i went in.. sat the first 4 hrs in the same day clinic and they didnt know what happened to me so they did a few blood tests and came up sayin i was bit by a tick and had the new "thing" goin around. i went back the next day still feeling the same and sat for another 6 hrs then they did a CT scan to make sure i wasnt bleedin in my brain before they did the spinal tap to diagnosis farther.. it didnt feel good and hurt really bad after they tried for 45mins to get some fluid. A week later they did a head MRI and now here i am 2 months after the puncture with sharp constant annoyin lower back pain. my dr said physical therapy twice a week til i feel better.. it was the spinal tap i believe thats been givin me horrible pain plus now i cant sleep at night now. i feel this is the hospitals problem that im in this place of pain and i cannot do anythin! when ur a single mother of a 1st grader this problem is ruinin my life.. i want some insite of what others think about this.. i have talked many times to the patient rep at the hospital but it doesnt seem like anyone is tryin to help me. wonderin.. what do i do now?