my apologies for not getting back sooner. i ended up calling the on call doctor after i posted .before i posted i could feel a little inner movement in my pinkie with no visual movement. when i tried again later i didn't even have that. fear won out. as i walked around the house waiting for his call which he never returned. i glanced at my hand which i failed to do the second time and saw movement in my fingers . still no feeling.
when i saw the movement i new i was going to be okay. it was litterally the eleventh hour .
at 12 it was time for pain meds . i could tell i best take two. didn't matter. i woke up at 1;30 in more pain. drifted back to sleep . woke up again at 2am grabbed ice . did,nt help. i called the doc to see if i could take more percoset or sooner. no call back. it came to me to call a pharmacist,. he told me to not take more or sooner and to keep a diary of when i took them and how many. no rest for the weary.
writing with a left hand while falling a sleep and in pain was futile. i almost went to the emergency room . worst pain i have ever ex perinced after surgery . i could have used a morphine drip. it was out of the frying pan into the fire
sleep won out . the doc called around six. he had some emergencies and could not get back to me. he said the block just buys time for the inevitable . i had been taking before the block was to wear off which was an unknown. this was my first block experience.
it was really unnerving lol
in short Jeff . I'm okay.
through this experience i did think about my deceased father who lived the last ten years of his life with his arm in a sling due to paralysis on his left side . how difficult that must have been for him.