Friday, October 30, 2009

Nerve Burning

Well, after what I thought would be a rountine pain Dr. check-up turned into scheduling for a nerve burning procedure.
Both of my nerve blocks didn't work. I got 1-2 days pain free, and was suppose to get 3-4 months pain free.
The first nerve burning procedure will be this coming Monday morning at 9:15am. I will be sedated again, and the procedure will take about a hour.
The objective is to burn the nerve(s) so that the nerve will no longer send signals to my brain saying that I am in pain. I will have 2 of these procedures done, but then end result is that I am suppose to have a longer time without pain.
My second procedure will be Monday the 16th.
The Dr. also said that it is normal for the nerve blocks not to work on a patient that has been in as much pain as I have and for as long as I have.
The Dr. also increased another one of my pain meds, so I will be taking it more often throughout the day.
Hopefully the nerve burning will work and I can get some pain relief.
Please be praying that the burns will help.

1 comment: said...

Praying for you that you will finally be able to feel some relief from the pain but praising God that it seems as if you have finally found a doctor who understands. I hope things are starting to look up for you.