Once in the epidural space, X-ray dye will be injected to confirm the correct location of the needle, and the steroid mixture will then be injected, completing the procedure. (Please let the nurses and doctors know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to X-ray dye or shellfish!) After the injection, your skin will be washed and a band aid will be applied. Your blood pressure will be monitored in the recovery area for an appropriate time (usually 20-40 minutes) and you may be offered juice/soda and graham crackers. You will be given written and oral discharge instructions. You may go home with your driver after your doctor authorizes discharge.