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RFA Pain
CtPaula posted:
Today is a bad pain for me. I have a few things wrong with my spine and lower back. I have severe arthritis in both. I had a cervical discectomy which gave me no pain, it was a breeze.

II'm sitting here teary eyed over an RFA I have to have a week from tomorrow. I did not fare well with the 8 shots I had in my neck recently, I found them extremely painful. The pain doc told me the pain would be like 100 times worse and I would be sore for about two weeks. I have to admit, I'm terrified, and do not want to do it.

I will be getting Valium and that is it. He informed me I would experience great pain, and be sore for a few weeks.

To make matters worse, I have no tolerance to pain. I've been through approx. 20 sugeries in my life (only one for my neck and spine),and find I have less tolderance with each one.

Is there anyone out there who might be able to offer some words of wisdom to ease this angst I am feeling? Thank you.


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