Recouping from procedure yesterday

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   Posted 4/22/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
  I'm just laying around today after the pulsed radio frequency I had yesterday. It went well, 3 times to get the IV in, but thats nothing new for me! I love being a pin cushion...hehe The nurse that I usually have ran in and did the IV in a second, I was so relieved! They gave me more to put me out, so I was really groggy all of yesterday. I slept well overnight then woke up in such pain!! I am so sore from it, but I always am, but my mom helped me out of bed and is making me breakfast now :) I dont have to go back to work until wednesday, so there are days of resting ahead of me....and its going to be 75 degrees today!
  Hopefully I will get about 4 months of pretty good relief with this Radio frequency to hold me off until the summer, when I might be having surgery. I see the surgeon again on wednesday, so we shall see. It is very difficult to dis entrap a actually find it and free it successfully. So I have a decision to we try this pain doc feels I should, its the only way to potentially be pain free....I cant even imagine if that could happen! Otherwise, of course I will have to manage it forever, so I am thinking it is worth the shot or else I'll never know, anyone else agree? Thanks for listening....
25 years old, living in Cleveland, Chronic abdominal wall pain due to nerve entrapment. I have IBS-D and neuropathy. Gall bladder removed, failed exploratory nerve surgery, pancreatitis, several hospitalizations for IBS flareups. Medications: Questran, Align, Ambien, Percocet, Thiamine, Zyrtec-D
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   Posted 4/22/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd say weigh the risks and benefits of the surgery - one pro would obviously be no more pain, which would be fantastic. I'm afraid that kind of thing is just something you're going to have to figure out for yourself. Good luck to you!
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