Posted 2/14/2011 3:52 AM (GMT -7)
I don't have an answer because your area of pain is very different than mine. I do have bladder issues, but then again, many (if not most) women do after having children or even after just getting older. This is such a tiny thing compared to what you having going on.
I don't understand the "I can fix it all with surgery" philosophy because we never know what the outcome of surgery is until it is done and the healing period is over. Even my carpal tunnel surgery left lasting pain in the hands. I think it will mostly heal within a year or two, but pain remains. It's the same with the back surgery that left other pain. It stopped the nerve pain, but the pain left requires way more meds than I took before.
Please be careful of these Dr's who say they can fix it all with one surgery. That is the time to get a second opinion for sure. If I had done that the first time instead of listening to the man who said how simple it would be to do my bladder surgery, perhaps I wouldn't have been left with doing it again next month by a specialist.
I'm sorry I can't give more helpful adivce, but I did want to take the time to respond and give you some support. I'll be looking for your next post to see how you are doing and what your decision is.
All my best!
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.