Re: Nerve block question?
[QUOTE=lauralei51;5123974]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?[/QUOTE]
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.