Hello, I have found this site to be helpful I my journey for treatment and encouragement. Although all experiences are different with tht RAF,I wanted to share mine.
Today I had an RAF on the right side in the sacroiliac area. I had to do a bowel prep yesterday and start a liquid diet after 2pm. I arrived at the facility at 7:15 and an IV was immediately started to give me liquids. My doctor came in and explained that although I would be sedated she would need to keep me awake enough to identify the target areas. She also mentioned that she would put steroid and plenty of numbing medicine in these areas. Once in was wheeled back they put on warm blankets and everything else is a blur. I do remember her asking questions and once I answered she had the nurse administer more sedation meds so I didn't suffer.
About 40 minutes later I was in recovery. I went in with a pain level
Of 8 and currently at a 2 with the help of pain meds. I am sore but its tolerable. My doctor advised that realistically it could take 1-3 weeks or more before I see results. If all goes well the left side will be done on 8/7. I will be doing a daily progress update to share with anyone interested.