"Jo's done, and she's hungry", those were the words spoken by the nurse yesterday when she came for Bob. Jo just had a nerve ablation, or RFA, on the left side of her neck. Radiofrequency (RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals.
Since the procedure involved deadening and pain medications Jo could not eat for 6 hours before the procedure. Breakfast was now a long time in the past so she was ready to eat. We got takeout from Texas Roadhouse on the way home.
As the deadening wore off Jo was more uncomfortable as the evening progressed with pain in that area and a headache. She is looking forward to being able to take NSAIDS again. She was pretty good today as we went out to eat and to see a movie.
We don't care what they say about radio frequency, this is what they used on the nerve :-)
Here is Jo in more comfortable times in Yosemite.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo