Thank you so much for your replies!
I saw my Pm doc today , and they would like me to wait as long as possible, so the game plan is to have surgery on the 18 of may, and then have the RF closer to June/July if i can....
Ms Kitty, i don't really know to much technally about the RF, but i have had lumbar sympathatic blocks for a few yrs now. (in the back, but for the foot). When those stopped working as well, we decided to give the RF a try. They go the same spot in the back, and use radio frequency waves to injure the nerve so it can't send the same pain impulse anymore. I was told that it could take anywhere from 6mo to years for the nerve to come back, and it has been 8 months for me!!! (which i consider a HUGE success)
Again, thank you all for taking the time to give me ur opinions!
PAlady, thanks again for all your wonderful wisdom! I really wish i was a canidate for surgery to "fix" my problems in the foot, however, NO doctor will touch me (i think they are afraid of outcome), as the foot is a mess.....i have tried all the nerve related meds to no avail. My pain meds help, but just enough to help me tolerate my day (which is very busy running after two young children). They have discussed totally cutting the nerve, surgically, but i have been told i will lose feeling in the bottom of my foot, and that is scary, god forbid i step on something or i have other issues in the foot that need to be addressed, but won't know it if i can't feel it....sorta a lose/lose situation.
Skeye, unfortunatly, my PM does not go to the hospital im having my abdomnial surgery. I wish i could just kill two birds w/ one stone! Heck, i would throw a whole pile if i thought it might help...LOL
White Beard, thank you once again for your responses to my posts! You are indeed a wonderful person!
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, 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