Re: Epiduruals

Fri Feb 18 13:36:27 2000

LouAnn, are you able to walk after they release you from the hospital? Talk with your doctor for me as I am on a pump that admits morphine on a 24/hr. basis and would love to get off of it if there is another way. This sounds pretty good! My only fear is that it will turn out to be like the surgery I had where a neurologist severed nerves in my spine (in order to control pain) but it was not successful. It will be very interesting to hear more!!!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 8:44 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> 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.
> Thanks
> LouAnn

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