Come Monday at 7 in the morning I'm having a lidocaine infusion. My pain consultant thinks it's worth a try, even though it's not actually licensed for neuropathic pain. I take so much morphine, in both tablet and liquid form, that she's amazed I'm not dead! I was warned that one day I'll take so much oramorph that my heart will just stop. I will be in the operating theatre for 4 hours whilst it is slowly dripped in through my central line. I will be wired up to a heart and brain monitor as there is a high risk of either a heart attack or a brain convulsion. My pain consultant said that they do the procedure early on a Monday because there's a lot of doctors around. But I'm having it at the Royal National Orthopaedic in Stanmore. I'm not convinced that if I'm having a heart attack that my first call would be to an orthopaedic surgeon and his Black and Decker drill! If it works I could be pain free for 2 months, I can't even imagine it, pain free! If it doesn't work they're going to try again with Ketamine (don't they use that to put horses to sleep?!?)! I'm torn between fear and excitement! Please keep your fingers crossed for me. I'll let you know how it goes
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