Monday, May 20, 2013

I survived the first round of Nerve Block Surgery!

 
 
One Tired Tasha Kitty after a day of running & playing in the yard!

It offical surgery #12 is over with and Yep I survived the Nerve Blocks in my lower back today...
Thanks for all the prayers they truly helped.
My arrival at the hospital started off a little rocky.
Hospital sent me the wrong information not telling me I would be put to sleep so I would need a driver to transport me home. Needless to say, I didn't have a driver to take me home, so it was either cancel the surgery or opt out of going to sleep so they would do it today.
I went with just local numbing of the back. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......
It was extremely painful but I managed to get threw it using good old lamase breathing, some great curse words & a few minor screams.
After it was all done I was actually glad that I didn't go to sleep, I have none of that after surgery sluggishness to deal with.
Dr. Ken said, I was one brave lady & I did better then any patient he ever preformed unsedated nerve blocks on...

So far not much pain but I was told tomorrow would be the worst..we shall see. I've iced my back every half hour and took a four hour nap when I got home. Dr. Ken said it can take up to 14 days or so to heal the muscles, kill the nerves & know if the blocks did there job.

He said considering my pain tolerance level I will Probably know in 5 to 7 days. In the mean time take it easy, no heavy lifting, running or cart wheels...lol...
I think I will take it easy and let the muscles heal and the nerves die, so I can be one of those 5 to 7 day healers...
Feeling some pretty good vibes about this...
 
Until we meet again....Have a Great Week filled with Sunshine and Smiles!
 
Hugs Tonya

5 comments:

  1. Ouch! Hubby is supposed to get this done but unsure.You'll have to let us know how bad the pain is.Take it easy so you heal!~Amy

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  2. Hi Tanya,
    so happy you had the nerve block...I've had two of them and they are so good when they work.
    You are one tough cookie I will say that. You certainly have had much to deal with health wise but always have a good outlook.
    Blessings and just know from one person with lots of pain I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY!
    Hope you feel much better soon.
    karen

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  3. Glad you did ok. Fingers crossed surgery will work.

    Felicia

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  4. Stay with the low and slow. Definitely no cartwheels okay? You take real good care of YOU!

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  5. You are one brave lady Tonya.
    Glad to hear everything went o.k. though.
    Prayers and thoughts that it works for you and you heal fast.
    Take it easy and slow!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!