Hey everyone! I am home from my surgery.
My surgeon said that after he cut the nerve at the "nerve root", he then followed it down to my inscision. He found it in the inscision and also stuck in some new scar tissue. He removed about a half dollar (coin) size of scar tissue. While he continued exploration, he found a small hernia and had to repair it.
I woke up from anesthiea and my nerve pain is GONE!!!! I just can't believe it! As the anesthiea and hospital pain meds wear off, i am feeling alot of pain right now....I hope that it only lasts a few days tho! My kids are dealing pretty well, my son (5) was very upset when i told him was needing to have more surgery (of course in kid words), but i had to prepare him for my "booboo" and being in bed for 3 days again....today he is doing well with it and has layed in bed with me and watched a little tv....my daughter (2) heard me say "ouch" when i laughed, and she pointed to me and said "booboo mama", then she wanted to kiss me.....can't get any sweater than that!
anyways, just wanted to post an update and please everyone remember to keep thinking of Bill until we get his surgical update!
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