Hi everyone,it has been a while since i last visited with you all.
Since it's been a while, let me update.
I was 5yrs old (now 35) when i was run over by a ride on lawnmower. I had severe damage to the foot/leg, lost a toe to gangreen. Over the yrs, i did have some pain, but it was tollerable. about 9 yrs ago, i began having severe pain. I was dx with RSD and severe nuropathic issues, along w/ severe arthritis in the joints, bone spurs, ect. I was put on pain meds and started getting lumbar sympathetic blocks. They work well for my RSD pain, but am having more pain and it does not last as long as it used to (blocks last about 1mo now).
My PM doc is suggesting that i freeze the nerve. I have never heard of this. Does anyone have info, has anyone done it. Will the foot be numb afterwards? Is it done the same as teh blocks? or is it an "open" surgery??
Thanks in advance for your VAST knowledge everyone! Shannon
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day