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Hello,

I will share a bit of my experience. I had the ulnar nerve trans-location done 7 yrs ago due to extreme damage. The cause was finally accepted in terms as "repetitive injury". No specific trauma. I followed up with the given encouragement that the nerve repaired itself 1/4" each month and total recovery "if at all" would be a wait and see over 18 mos. After which this time the condition at that time was all there was to be hoped for (this was the surgeon). Well the intense pain relented after surgery but I still have continued numbness and burning. I continued with medical care through a Pain Management Clinic. I had every possible treatment from injections, many, many, over the counter drugs (and methadone), acupuncture, physical therapy, bio-feed back, chiropractic, hypnotism, diet changes, natural herbs, psychologists, and psychiatrists. I had pills for all ills. This is a condition that requires a very intimate understanding. I am sure you know what that means. It is not in your "head". It is real and with real adjustments in understanding. I was told that there is some evidence supporting recovery in 5 - 6 yrs for nerve damage (my first Pain Mgmnt MD who practiced at Mayo Clinic). I waited all the while reporting no relief. I even went to Mayo Clinic for a 2nd opinion (for a pain implant 2 yrs ago). I had to once again go through a very total MRI, and EMG etc, etc, etc. I was told then by the Staff Pain Mgmnt MD there that yes, he had done the implants and he would encourage it but would bow to the discretion of the Chief Neurosurgeon. The Neurosurgeon then told me he would recommend a repeat surgery only, no implant. I was completely confused. I was told he would discuss this further with me (I should call back in a few days for the appt ) after he had received all the past records from the surgery years ago. (they were lost in the black hole of administration). I found them. I called his office back 3 times and he never returned my call. I did however receive a copy of his report of our visit to my primary doctor that he recommended surgery but it was only speculative as to whether it would correct the problem. This was a point that I would have discussed with him had he ever returned my call. If you have to fight with your surgeon what confidence would you have in his "care"? You name it I tried to understand with all these mixed messages. Whether this is something you want to pursue is a choice you could consider and is available. I will just encourage you that if you feel you have to question whether anything is "working" then it's not. Don't question yourself. It will always be a very subjective decision for you and will always be a very personal road for you. I quit all meds two years ago and began to appreciate the true connection that had been masked. One thing so you will understand something of who I am I spent fours years in the USN hospital corps and also trained and received my certificate as a Nuclear Medicine tech so I am very familiar with a range of medical knowledge of understanding in my life. I began to investigate "alternative approaches". I began my search then of acceptance and my own understanding as to what this "mysterious" medically non-treatable condition is about. There is a lot more out there that medicine can not explain than we would like to give credit for. Specifically, I explored Reiki. I mention this to you as an option if you so choose. I went to two highly credentialed attunements through a devote Catholic program. I am a faith based Lutheran. While there I found myself with a group of people (one was a Pediatric Physician who was open to the idea that even he knew the answers he could provide had some limitations in given situations). In fact, I will add there are many medical facilities that have Reiki staff available. I will encourage you to seek the way you feel most comfortable and have you keep in mind all things are different and all things are possible. This may not be helpful to you. It is simply my story.
Hello,

I will share a bit of my experience. I had the ulnar nerve trans-location done 7 yrs ago due to extreme damage. The cause was finally accepted in terms as "repetitive injury". No specific trauma. I followed up with the given encouragement that the nerve repaired itself 1/4" each month and total recovery "if at all" would be a wait and see over 18 mos. After which this time the condition at that time was all there was to be hoped for (this was the surgeon). Well the intense pain relented after surgery but I still have continued numbness and burning. I continued with medical care through a Pain Management Clinic. I had every possible treatment from injections, many, many, over the counter drugs (and methadone), acupuncture, physical therapy, bio-feed back, chiropractic, hypnotism, diet changes, natural herbs, psychologists, and psychiatrists. I had pills for all ills. This is a condition that requires a very intimate understanding. I am sure you know what that means. It is not in your "head". It is real and with real adjustments in understanding. I was told that there is some evidence supporting recovery in 5 - 6 yrs for nerve damage (my first Pain Mgmnt MD). I waited all the while reporting no relief. I even went to Mayo Clinic for a 2nd opinion (for a pain implant 2 yrs ago). I had to once again go through a very total MRI, and EMG etc, etc, etc. I was told then by the Staff Pain Mgmnt MD there that yes, he had done the implants and he would encourage it but would bow to the discretion of the Chief Neurosurgeon. The Neurosurgeon then told me he would recommend a repeat surgery only, no implant. I was completely confused. I was told he would discuss this further with me (I should call back in a few days for the appt ) after he had received all the past records from the surgery years ago. (they were lost in the black hole of administration). I found them. I called his office back 3 times and he never returned my call. I did however receive a copy of his report of our visit to my primary doctor that he recommended surgery but it was only speculative as to whether it would correct the problem. This was a point that I would have discussed with him had he ever returned my call. If you have to fight with your surgeon what confidence would you have in his "care"? You name it I tried to understand with all these mixed messages. Whether this is something you want to pursue is a choice you could consider and is available. I will just encourage you that if you feel you have to question whether anything is "working" then it's not. Don't question yourself. It will always be a very subjective decision for you and will always be a very personal road for you. I quit all meds two years ago and began to appreciate the true connection that had been masked. One thing so you will understand something of who I am I spent fours years in the USN hospital corps and also trained and received my certificate as a Nuclear Medicine tech so I am very familiar with a range of medical knowledge of understanding in my life. I began to investigate "alternative approaches". I began my search then of acceptance and my own understanding as to what this "mysterious" medically non-treatable condition is about. There is a lot more out there that medicine can not explain than we would like to give credit for. Specifically, I explored Reiki. I do not suggest there will be a recovery but only that a whole "well-being" understanding may be promoted and from there more awareness. I mention this to you as an option if you so choose. I went to two highly credentialed attunements through a devote Catholic program. I am a faith based Lutheran. While there I found myself with a group of people (one was a Pediatric Physician who was open to the idea that even he knew the answers he could provide had some limitations in given situations). In fact, I will add there are many medical facilities that have Reiki staff available. I will encourage you to seek the way you feel most comfortable and have you keep in mind all things are different and all things are possible. This may not be helpful to you. It is simply my story.
Hello,

I will share a bit of my experience. I had the ulnar nerve trans-location done 7 yrs ago due to extreme damage. The cause was finally accepted in terms as "repetitive injury". No specific trauma. I followed up with the given encouragement that the nerve repaired itself 1/4" each month and total recovery "if at all" would be a wait and see over 18 mos. After which this time the condition at that time was all there was to be hoped for (this was the surgeon). Well the intense pain relented after surgery but I still have continued numbness and burning. I continued with medical care through a Pain Management Clinic. I had every possible treatment from injections, many, many, over the counter drugs (and methadone), acupuncture, physical therapy, bio-feed back, chiropractic, hypnotism, diet changes, natural herbs, psychologists, and psychiatrists. I had pills for all ills. This is a condition that requires a very intimate understanding. I am sure you know what that means. It is not in your "head". It is real and with real adjustments in understanding. I was told that there is some evidence supporting recovery in 5 - 6 yrs for nerve damage (my first Pain Mgmnt MD who practiced at Mayo Clinic). I waited all the while reporting no relief. I even went to Mayo Clinic for a 2nd opinion (for a pain implant 2 yrs ago). I had to once again go through a very total MRI, and EMG etc, etc, etc. I was told then by the Staff Pain Mgmnt MD there that yes, he had done the implants and he would encourage it but would bow to the discretion of the Chief Neurosurgeon. The Neurosurgeon then told me he would recommend a repeat surgery only, no implant. I was completely confused. I was told he would discuss this further with me (I should call back in a few days for the appt ) after he had received all the past records from the surgery years ago. (they were lost in the black hole of administration). I found them. I called his office back 3 times and he never returned my call. I did however receive a copy of his report of our visit to my primary doctor that he recommended surgery but it was only speculative as to whether it would correct the problem. This was a point that I would have discussed with him had he ever returned my call. If you have to fight with your surgeon what confidence would you have in his "care"? You name it I tried to understand with all these mixed messages. Whether this is something you want to pursue is a choice you could consider and is available. I will just encourage you that if you feel you have to question whether anything is "working" then it's not. Don't question yourself. It will always be a very subjective decision for you and will always be a very personal road for you. I quit all meds two years ago and began to appreciate the true connection that had been masked. One thing so you will understand something of who I am I spent fours years in the USN hospital corps and also trained and received my certificate as a Nuclear Medicine tech so I am very familiar with a range of medical knowledge of understanding in my life. I began to investigate "alternative approaches". I began my search then of acceptance and my own understanding as to what this "mysterious" medically non-treatable condition is about. There is a lot more out there that medicine can not explain than we would like to give credit for. Specifically, I explored Reiki. I mention this to you as an option if you so choose. I went to two highly credentialed attunements through a devote Catholic program. I am a faith based Lutheran. While there I found myself with a group of people (one was a Pediatric Physician who was open to the idea that even he knew the answers he could provide had some limitations in given situations). In fact, I will add there are many medical facilities that have Reiki staff available. I will encourage you to seek the way you feel most comfortable and have you keep in mind all things are different and all things are possible. This may not be helpful to you. It is simply my story.





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