just had endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery w/ a bier block. having the block done was very painful. the doctor wrapped my arm in plastic to the elbow, squeezed my arm, applied a tourniquet, injected an anesthetic in my to be operated arm, and then my arm went numb. it was extremely painful...then, and only then did they give me some medication in my other arm iv and i fell asleep. is this usual to have the block while totally awake? if so, i probably won't have the other wrist done as planned. it was so painful to get the bier block. what do you think?View Thread
Thanks for responding. I have no problem w/ my choice of regional/local anesthetic. What I didn't say was that the doctor was 2 hours late starting and he did not give the anesthesiologist time to give me anything during the block. I think that he was rushing and didn't want to wait. So, I will tell him my thoughts at the postop visit and cancel my appt w/ HIM to have the other side done.View Thread
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