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Old 07-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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Re: Nerve Block "Happy Problem"?

I've had 3 foot surgeries and only once - this last one - did I have a nerve block. I'm not sure I would have another. It started wearing off late evening after the surgery and kept me awake all night with the intense tingling, burning feeling. Was slap worn out by morning and finally got some sleep around 8 AM. They called me the next morning (2nd day) to make sure it had worn off. I had the same procedure 9 years ago on the other foot with no nerve block. Pain meds were adequate. I would have to be convinced to do another nerve block....I am certainly not leaning in that direction.