For several years now, I have had pain in my knees caused by the tendons pulling the patella (kneecap) off center. Well, today, I am getting the nerves that cause the pain frozen and killed, thereby removing the source of the pain.
Am I scared? Yes. This is done without pain meds. I will be lightly sedated, but no pain meds. I don’t know how aware I will be. I have had cordizone injected into my knees and that kills the pain for the short term. Like the procedure today, the University of Washington Medical Center for Pain Relief won’t be numbing the skin first, they will just do it, but I will be sedated.
Because of the sedation, I haven’t been able to have anything to eat or drink for six hours before the procedure which takes place around 12:15pm.
I always knew the name, Center for Pain Relief was a misnomer. Sheesh. Anyway, if you’re the type to pray, please do. Pray that I am calm during this… I had heard that I will be in pain for 4-6 weeks after the procedure and then it’ll work and I’ll be pain free for 8-24 months and then we’ll have to do it again.
I will update everyone when I am able. If you are reading this on Facebook. Watch for Keith Marshall’s updates.