I did it ! After much deliberation and the off putting comments not to go ahead with it.
But, from what I think, it worked. Dr Greenslade did the nerve block in spire hospital in Bristol. He was £300 for the consultation and £95 for the anaesthetic to do the block. He did it via ultrasound.
I was pain free almost immediately, and it lasted for three hours. I don't know if it's meant to last any longer .. But if that's long enough then it worked!
I had it on Thursday and I still haven't had a call back from him yet... So I will wait and see what he suggests and whether he thinks it worked from my feedback.
The block itself does hurt while he's doing it. And I was in a lot of pain the next day when it wore off. But apparently that can happen. No worse than I normally am though and I'm glad I went even for the chat with him. He's a very nice man who will give you his honest opinion.
As for the surgery, that is something that will take a lot of thought. As he said it works in 70% of cases. At the moment I will just be happy with a diagnosis.
But the point of this is only you can make your mind up. If you think about it, more or less it will only be the people who have had bad experiences that are going to be commenting on here. This was a positive experience in my opinion, he knows his stuff and will point you in the right direction if you decide the nerve block is not for you.