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Old 01-28-2013, 06:47 AM   #29
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Re: Nerve block question?

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Originally Posted by lauralei51 View Post
Powerplay, did you stay in the hospital after your surgery? Mine is being done as outpatient, so I'll be home when my block wears off. My surgery is scheduled for 7:30 am so I sure hope my block lasts at least 24 hrs. I has a nerve block done on my arm once when I had wrist surgery and that block wore off in about 16 hrs.

How are you doing now that you are 4 mos post op?
My surgery was outpatient, I was scheduled for 8:30 I think but surgery didn't actually start until 9:30. I don't remember what time they started the block, but probably 8ish? It wore off that evening, probably around 8 or 9, so I got somewhere around 12 hours of out it, I have heard others last longer. The other two blocks (the catheter ones) lasted around 3 days. The nurse told me to start the pain meds as soon as I had any tingling in my toes at all and not to wait for the actual pain.