Yesterday I went back to the doctor and had a conversation, which is odd because usually I just let him talk and then say thank you and agree to whatever he wants of wherever he sends me. A conversation was actually nice, and helpful to me.
He did a lidocaine injection again and is under the impression that my abdominal wall may be involved in all of my postop pain. Furthermore, he discussed the possibility of installing a lidocaine pump that would give me around the clock pain care under his control of dosing. I have made up my mind that at least in the short term it would provide some relief and am hoping to have the procedure done on October 1st.
Here is some information on the lidocaine pump that I found pretty quickly. It seems similar to a diabetic insulin pump.
I am hoping that it will give me some relief until a long term plan is in view. The doctor explained that it wouldn't be permanent.
Another important topic I wanted to bring up is the Endo Warriors buddy program that allows girls to connect with each other for support. It is a great group of women that discuss their progress and their experience with endo. They are available on Facebook and Twitter so please check them out.
Today, we remember September 11, 2001. As I live in the NY, it is an important day of remembrance for those that have suffered and sacrificed for the freedoms that we have. Please take the time to think about their strength and that of their families on this day.