I was waiting to post until I knew for sure if the nerve block I had done on Friday was going to work or not. It was a flop. It was very interesting how the procedure went. Normally I am put to sleep when they do a nerve block on me, but this time was different. Instead of going in my back, they went in my lower left pelvic area. It was called an ilioinguinal nerve block. It was meant to ease the pain in the pelvic area.
A part of me knew that it wasn’t going to work as I saw it done. They use ultrasound to find the nerve that runs close to the hip bone. Problem is, my intestines are glued to my abdominal wall by adhesions. The doctor was unable to see the nerve, so he just injected the surrounding area as close to where the nerve is supposed to be as he could. Instead of instant pain relief, it actually hurt worse because he had introduced fluid to an already very tightly filled space. But, I remained optimistic that it would work within the 24-48hr time frame I had been given. Not so lucky. When I go back, I hope to discuss one more option that I have found doing my own research. It is called the pudendal nerve. We’ll see what happens. I’ll keep you updated. I will never ever give up hope.