Denervation day!

Myles came to support me yesterday for my ‘Denervation & sacroiliac joint facet steroid injections’ at University hospital Coventry but was feeling a little nervous about going into day surgery & wouldn’t get out of my bag!…


Whilst I was getting settled in my hospital bed for the day Myles was checking out his surroundings…


It can get very boring waiting for your turn in theatre so we had a look at what we could do to pass the time…


After having a little read of the book Myles then decided to have a go at a sudoku puzzle!…


Myles wasn’t very happy because he wasn’t allowed in theatre with me but was over the moon when I came out and took the opportunity for some selfies!…


I always try and stay positive & with as ManySmiles as I can! How could I not smile with a cup of tea in my hand and a bear on my arm!…


I had a few things done yesterday, one procidure called denervation (pronounced De-Nerve-Ation) the consultant puts needles deep into my lower spine and attatches a machine that litterally burns the nerves at 80°c! This procedure stops the pain messages travelling from the nerve to the brain!

During the other procedure the consultant injects steroids into both of my sacroiliac joints (where the hips join the spine)

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This time he did denervation higher up my spine as well because the pain was stopping me from being backwards!
The procedures took just over an hour & I was awake for all of it!

Last 2 times I had it done, I could only stand him doing one side so had to go back another day for the other side to be done!
This time i managed to bare the painful procedures and the consultant did it all in one go!

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4 thoughts on “Denervation day!

  1. Really hope it helps and gives you relief. You are super brave and I dont know how you can come out of a medical procedure looking so pretty! XxX

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    1. Aww thanks Sharon! Love u! I’m happy especially when I can go to my different exercise classes! Unfortunately the worst thing for me about having this procedure isn’t what most would think, it isn’t the pain of it!
      The worst thing for me is not being able to exercise! That’s the most painful!
      I’m trying to focus on how much better I’ll be when I gt back to it! Everything crossed! 🙏


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