It is now a week since I had my Radiofrequency Ablation procedure for the pain in my sacroiliac joints.
Most sites said the average time for the pain relief to kick in is about two weeks or sooner.
My pain lifted on Day 7.
On Day 6 it was very hot so we decided to go to the beach as I had been in isolation for a week after the surgery. I did check with the nurse if going to the beach would be ok and she said it was fine. She said it is more to stop me from mixing in crowds more than anything else.
I found it quite uncomfortable on the lounger on the beach but my wound was still sore and bruised so it didn’t surprise me but I enjoyed getting out into the fresh air.
I have been doing my exercises every day and I can feel I am getting stronger. My physiotherapist said it was essential for me to build up my core after this procedure.
Not needing lots of medication is absolutely brilliant. I am still taking paracetamol and nortryptyline but if it continues as good as this I should be able to cut down on those as well.
The one thing I am really struggling with the most is fatigue. I have had an afternoon rest for years and years as this was part of my pacing technique which I know has always helped me but that nap isn’t hitting my fatigue at all at the moment.
I am sure the hot weather does not help but I am waking up after a good night’s sleep feeling exhausted and even if I sleep a couple of hours in the afternoon I do not feel any better.
I am very excited about the fact that this procedure has worked so far and I hope this will encourage others in this sort of pain to look into having the radiofrequency ablation technique.