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Old 01-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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Re: Nerve block question?

I highly recommend getting one. For my first surgery I didn't get one, but my second and this last one I did. Mine lasted for 2 days. The first time I had one they did it before surgery. They gave me something to relax me and I barely felt it. This time they did it after. It was my choice but my Dr recommended it. I was glad I did since I have a problem with pain meds. They insert it in your thigh and you are facing in the opposite direction so you don't see the needle at all. It was a poke and you can feel the nerve get stimulated but it is minor discomfort. Way worth the pain relief it provides. I left the hospital pain free.