July 18, 2010

The Block Wore Off

I am still so impressed by the success of my pudendal nerve block.  It really helped and seemed to reduce the pain.  But all good things must come to an end.  I had the block last Friday and by Monday it started to come back. 

I worked from home as much as I could.  As the week went on the pain got worse.  It wasn't as bad as it was before the block, but it was bad.  I was getting the shot of pain with every step I took.  I called my doctor to see what I could do.  The answer was disheartening.  Nothing.

I can't get another block for three to four weeks.  All I can do is go up on my Neurontin, take pain meds as needed and rest.  I shed a few tears after I hung up the phone.  I felt helpless.  There's nothing proactive that I can do.   

3 comments:

B said...

I've had 5 nerve blocks. None of them have done anything. My first one I was sore for a week. It's instantly helpful in that internal exams can't be felt. But then they wear off and it's back to square one. I wouldn't recommend them.

Lora said...

helpless is definitely a feeling in all of this. I'm sorry you are feeling it too

Pearl said...

I'm so sorry. I really hope your flare starts to die down quickly. It's just miserable to feel fine for months and then suddenly be struck with pain.