Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TORTIE TUESDAY

Spats: "I wanted to let you know that we will not be visiting for a few days. Mommy is having a procedure done to her back. She is having "Radio-Frequency Ablation" done today. Here is what it is:"
Pain Management
Radio-Frequency Ablation (RFA) is sometimes used to treat severe chronic pain in the lower back, where radio frequency waves are used to produce heat on specifically identified nerves surrounding the facet joints on either side of the
lumbar spine. By generating heat around the nerve, its ability to transmit pain signals to the brain is destroyed, thus ablating the nerve. The nerves to be ablated are identified through injections of local anesthesia (such as lidocaine) prior to the RFA procedure. If the local anesthesia injections provide temporary pain relief, then RFA is performed on the nerve(s) that responded well to the injections. RFA is a minimally invasive procedure which can usually be done in day-surgery clinics, where the patient is sent home shortly after completion of the procedure. The patient is awake during the procedure, so risks associated with general anesthesia are avoided. The major drawback for this procedure is that nerves regenerate over time, so the pain relief achieved lasts for only a short duration (6–24 months)in most patients.


While Mommy is recuperating from this procedure, the auction for Chrystal will be going on, so please visit:


WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL DAY!

28 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed here in PA!

Hugz&KhysseSSSSS,
Khyra

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to your Momma.

Karen Jo said...

Oh, I really hope and pray that this procedure works and that it lasts for the longest time possible.

ML said...

We's sending lots of purrs fur our Auntie Deb.
Love,
KC

Kea said...

We're sending mega-purrs and universal Light to Auntie Deb! Good luck!

AFSS said...

We are sending healing purrs to Auntie Deb. We are wishing her a pain free Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Mr. Pip said...

Sending lots of good wishes and healing thoughts to your mom.

Your pal,Pip

The Monkeys said...

We are purring for a fast recovery and a relief of the pain!

Cat said...

Oh good luck today Deb, I hope evertyhing goes well!!!! 6-24 months of pain relief sounds pretty fantastic don't you think?

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrrs, hugs and healing vibes to Auntie Deb!!!
(((((HUGGGGSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

BeadedTail said...

We're sending lots of purrs and we're crossing our paws for your mom!

Sammy and Andy said...

Auntie Deb is in our purrayers today...mama woke up with her on her mind this morning.........we love y'all. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sending lots of purrs and tail wags for your mom today! We hope the procedure really helps with her pain.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am crossing my paws and purring realy loudly for your mum.. Hope it works and the pain goes away.. Hugs GJ xx

Katnip Lounge said...

Paws crossed for a fast recovery and a long regeneration time.

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

You know you're in our thoughts. Got our fingers crossed that this is a longer-than-average break from the pain.
Love ya.

Sparkle said...

I am sending Auntie Deb lots of purrs for a quick recovery!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are purring and purring for Auntie Deb!!!

Cat said...

Weezis purrin' for your Momma that her pain goes away for forever, but if not, at least for 24 months... We were wondering if cat therapy is not better than RFA... We were thinking MPA (Mega-purr Ablation)...what if you guys all just piled on and around her and purred really, really hard...maybe that would work even better than the RFA since purrs are also on a sort of frequency...hm?? We all know the power of purrs. Well, either way, we are purring for your Momma and for your guys, too!! We love your cheerful Christmas header!!! Lautrec and Tiny

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to your mom for the procedure to be good and for her to not be in any pain! We hope that it goes quickly and easily!

Peggy's Place said...

Hope you feel better soon.
XOXO

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrrring that this process works quickly and well for Auntie Deb.

Cloon said...

Excellent Christmas banner and we hope your Mommy will feel better and we will think special thoughts for her.

cats of wildcat woods said...

Sending lots of love and purrs to your mom!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending purrs to your Mom!

The Island Cats said...

We hope everything goes okay for your mom!!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending purrs for Auntie Deb that her procedure goes well and gets rid of that horrible pain.

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