Re: Epiduruals

From: Robyne Hinks (
Fri Feb 18 03:04:27 2000

Dear Lou Ann I have already had the epidural treatment and it is fantastic.No pain at all but you have to be very careful and when you come home the Blue Nurse(I dont know what your equivalent is in the US) come to your house every day and refill the syringe.I have the morphine infusion when I go to hospital.I dont know how long you can have it in for as I havent actually come home with it yet but I will be next time I get a blockage.Robyne. -----Original Message----- From: <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Date: Friday, 18 February 2000 11:52 Subject: Epiduruals

>Hello Everyone ! I went to see my pain management dr. this week. He wants
me >to think about a new procedure that they are working on for pain
management. >This is a long way off but he still wanted me to think about it. He said
that >a few of his colleagues have been using a epidurual for pain management
when >pain pills aren't helping to maintain the pain. I am currently taking
>Methadone for pain. He said that they admir you into the hospital
administer >a epidurual, they put the needle a little further under the skin. They give
>you enough of the medication to numb the nerve sensors<??> then make sure
you >are able to void. After that they release you form the hospital. He said
they >have only performed the procedure a few times so it is not set in stone. He
>said the biggest problem would be to get my health insurance to cover it.
Let >me know what you think.

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