So, I'm home. All went smoothly. The hospital, (Royal National Orthopaedic in Stanmore) were brilliant. Everything was explained clearly. I was taken to theatre and wired up to a heart and brain monitor. I tolerated the drip well and so they sped up the drip and I was done in an hour and a half. Back on the ward I was given tea and toast and after two blood pressure checks I came home. The lidocaine drip made me feel sleepy and I was slurring my words. I had tingling in my lips and tongue and bad spasms in my right leg. But they weren't painful or unbearable. I was very sleepy, I fell asleep on the sofa once I got home. The consultant said that I won't notice any difference for at least 48 hours. That it was extremely unlikely to cure my pain, more likely it would just reduce it slightly. If I get no relief than our next step is a ketamine infusion. Fingers crossed for the next few days. I'm not sure how long I'll feel as weird as I feel now. Terrible headache and feeling sick, also feeling disconnected and so very very tired. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all your support and encouragement. It made a huge difference to me
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