I had the third radiofrequency ablation last week. It was the worst one. It took 4 times to get the IV probably because I was dehydrated and the staff got frustrated with me because I jumped when it hurt. And it DID. So they numbed it And that Burned but they got the vein in my wrist. I was in a panick plus I felt the staff was angry with me because they could not get it right.
Both wrists are bruised up now. My side and shoulder hurt bad after this time. But they warned me of that. I suffered two nights but now gone. But most important is I am walking nearly pain free. This helps my meds work. I am no longer begging for meds early or waiting to take them or waiting for them to work. I will walk around the store and see how that goes. woweeee it worked again!!!!
My complaint is the recovery staff that were angry at me because they wanted me to leave quick. They have a policy that someone takes you away asap. Last time they called my driver and all was ok. This time my driver was scheduled but he got lost where I was and they had switched drivers so the phone number was wrong. But I said the driver is scheduled so no worries. I said call the company to locate driver. In meantime driver is in the outer waiting room but no one notified recovery nurses. So the charge nurse says this is why we want someone waiting. I said someone is waiting scheduled I do not know why he not here. I was so upset. I said call the doctor. He came in and said I think everyone needs to take a deep breathe. I looked up and said deep breaths do not fix things. He squinted and said what? I repeated. He said I needed to cooperate with his staff. I said I was. then I said oh you mean by leaving? I said I was on hold trying to locate the driver and I did not appreciate the nurses being all mad at me when they had empied out the recovery except for me. The doc said well maybe next time better arrangements .....I said IF next time then....he said most important thing was my pain relief so see you in 6 weeks. Poof he was gone. I under drugs dissolved in tears but then driver appeared claiming to have arrived on time but had been lost then ignored by the one staff at desk. I said I told you so. I said you wanted to call my snf as if I was retarded and I told you the insurance case manager set this up. I went to office manager in my drugged state refusing wheelchair and more dizzy than ever and said here is the driver and driver told his story and then I said you were really mean to me while I was in recovery and she denied rather than apologized to a druggyheaded patient. But I got back to the van and back home. All is well.
But I felt like I was inconvience to them unwanted burden a nothing a bother. And the doc was not concerned with my being upset and in fact treated me as if I was not cooperating. What did those nurses say? I was lying down eyes closed mostly except for dialing my phone they gave me. I was concerned the driver had not come and I had called my son hours away and asked him to come. when he asked?? i snapped back. of course he would take hours. i focused on calling the company to find driver. I was so drugged. Who gave me the phone??? Glad I did not drugcall anyone else. The big exodus was lunch break. But they were nutty about it unlind. The doc misunderstood the problem I was having with insensitive nurses mad the driver not there.
I had good arrangement. I gave charge nurse all phone numbers in the beginning. I had numbers in my phone.
But I cannot control for switched drivers and lost drivers. And shouldn't nurses take care of me and let office staff call the driver?
So the whole thing was different from when son came. this was stressful and horrific care. But I am walking around painfree. Is it worth it??? oh Yes. CP S is a terror unbearable thing. I never could compare one day to months pain. This wears off though.
I feel like I was bad patient.
my veins did not cooperate. neither did I nor my driver.
I complained so much here. crying in pain. now I say i had spinal. i not hurt as much.
I told my casemanager to help me avoid this in future. I will not talk to doc about this only good news this treatment works for me!
I will get a chapperone next time.
But a kudos to this treatment!! I