Two days on and I'm feeling more back to normal. I decided to have a brachial plexus block, but, unfortunately it didn't work very well for me While one half of my arm was completely numb, the other half, the thumb side, was not. So I had another injection, this time into my neck, but even that didn't make much difference. The anaesthetist asked me to give the op a go and he would provide me with strong painkiller if I needed it. I finished up having the op in some pain - I needed fentanyl, which left me pretty dopy. Well, dopier than usual!
The anaesthetist said that everyone was different when it came to the block and I do wonder if i've got unusual nerve pathways This has been mentioned to me before at the dentist. So, I'm sure that the majority of people would be fine with the block. So please don't let my experience put you off, Johnn, or anyone else. It was very odd not to be able to feel my arm, but all feeling was back by the following morning and I'm just taking paracetamol. Rather itchy/sore this am.
I've got a half-cast on my hand and am due to see the consultant again a week on Tuesday, so I'll let you know what happens then.
Mr MR is busy helping me to dress, cooking my meals, bringing me tea and washing up! I could almost enjoy this