balloon rhizotomy

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had it done last Wednesday as i said in another post my face feels frozen on the side of the operation but my eye feels so strange feels like a hard boiled egg and at times it itches but even if i rub it there is no cure for the itch anybody else had this and when will it get back to normal 


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    Hi Chris, I'm in England and 75 yrs. I've had this done 4 times with varying results. I still have numbness from first time but much more preferable to terrible pain.  I have been almost pain free now for over a year with occasional blips. however, I don't expect the remission to last forever. I do wish you good luck and will include all suffers in my prayers. We do need them.   Gill

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      Hi Christie, I'm terribly sorry but I mixed up my procedures with the one you've had and it's too late to retract my posts.If fact the procedures I had were Thermocoagulation which involves injecting the trigeminal nerve under anaesthetic. You're brought out of this for a brief moment and then put  back under.. It's done in day surgery.. I've been pain free for 6 months to a year after the previous times.. The last time I had it done the neurosurgeon said he'd try to  do his best to kill the nerve. I've been pain free now for about 18 months but do have the odd pain now and again. I'm hoping it continues  However I still need a high dosage of Tegratol and also take Gabapentin . I do hope you've found the treatment the gives you lasting relief. Good luck with it, Gill

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