I came to see my Neurosurgeon on Monday, when he bumped my appointment ahead by three months due to uncontrollable pain. He recommended a fourth rhizotomy, as I have had good results with them in the past, so I was game to do it. I figured it was worth asking if he might happen to have an opening in his O.R. this week, as I travel six hours to see him and have to have a driver....lo and behold, he had just had a cancellation for Friday and slotted me in. I feel very, very lucky and it made me realize that our health system really works when you desperately need it! :-)))
My surgeon also injects steroids at some levels, which I know contributes to how quickly I get results, but when I left the hospital four hours after my procedure, my pain was 90% better. It then made me realize how bad it was and how frustrated I had become.
I no longer have the gnawing pain in my lower lumbar spine and SI joints, and two levels of my t-spine are no longer "crushing" my ribcage. Hallelujah!!