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*reannalynne*

I saw your post just now, but I wasn't sure if you were still checking it.  I just wanted to add a few comments.

I've had over 30 nerve blocks.  The ones I have had are called paravertebral lumbar injections or nerve blocks.  (Mine are for what was acute and now chronic pain stemming from an injury after being diagnosed with a particular condition.)  I go to the same pain management center in a local hospital which I like very much.

I did some searching quickly, and it seems that what I've had done and what you are getting done might be similar.  It's really not that bad (and if you are afraid of needles, after the IV, I never see the rather large one they use for the procedure as I lay on my stomach, and they go in through my back), and I'm usually only there for up to a couple hours.  The next few days involve limited movement for me, but I typically take painkillers which help.

If you would want to talk or have any questions about my experiences, just send me a PM.  I hope this helps reassure you! 

P.S. - I have also had an epidural before for a surgery, and for me, I'd rather have the nerve block.  I did have the epidural for 4 days or so though, so that might be why. :)

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    jrsygrl10jrsygrl10 member
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    edited December 2011

    ..:::TOTALLY BUTTING IN!!:::...

    TiaM!
    just wanted to tell you something!
    at our rehearsal we laughed with the rev about princess bride-we walked down the aisle and as he took a deep breath to begin speaking he paused, smiled and said "don't worry, i'm not going to do the whole 'mawiage' speech"...my family cracked up and begged him to do it (he had no idea we were such fans) so he did some of it while everyone else stared in confusion while we laughed hysterically. then he  promised he would not do it for the wedding (i pouted at this). however, at the very end of our ceremony (the real live one, not the rehearsal one), he got ready to do the "you may now kiss your bride" part but paused. then he said it:

    Since the invention of the kiss, there were five which have been rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. You may kiss your bride (no pressure, Mike)!

    it was the only time during the whole ceremony that i cried. it was such a perfect addition that we were not expecting! :) thought you might get a kick out of it!

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    edited December 2011
    That is hilarious!  And awesome!  I tried to convince FI to work that into the ceremony somehow, but he said no (and pointed out the Catholic priest may not be too fond of that, although he is a pretty cool priest).  I'm still pulling for the RD, though!  I'll have to tell him your story.  Thanks for sharing! :)
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    jrsygrl10jrsygrl10 member
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    edited December 2011
    lol! it wasnt planned, which is what made it even more hilarious! good luck!! :)
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    reannalynnereannalynne member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks, that does help ease my thoughts a little bit. I figure, it has to be done either way, scared or not, but thanks :D
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