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zebtacular t1_j06bw0d wrote

It’s hit or miss. At least it was for me in 2005. Tore my perineal nerve and the surgery odds were something like 50% change of recovery. Never recovered but moved on with life anyways.


shoutymcloud t1_j06dsnc wrote

This title is a gross over simplification…


Porkamiso t1_j06f2oj wrote

completely, I have something called trigeminal neuralgia and if this was true people like me wouldnt be suffering in quiet desperation


Old_timey_brain t1_j06hp30 wrote

> I have something called trugeminal neuralgia

Me as well, but my suffering sometimes gets quite loud.


Porkamiso t1_j06p2qc wrote

Hope your day is peaceful and quiet friend. Nobody realizes how good of actors we have become. I have to keep the worst to myself as my kids worry too much and I feel like they do better when they arent worried about me. Tomorrow will be better for us.


Old_timey_brain t1_j06rvhm wrote

Thanks for the kind thoughts. Right back atcha.

Mine is only diagnosed in the last four years, but the symptoms had been around essentially forever.

Prior to diagnosis I had been in a private residence to purchase a used item they had advertised, and discovered a particularly unusual hell for the mom and kids of the guy that lived there. I recognize now what I was seeing was someone behaving as if they were having a strong onset of level II attack, and were at the angry fight the tormentor stage. And god help anyone in the blast radius. I stood at the front entrance inspecting the item, and watched this giant of a man stride through the area in full fury, raging at the world, and even glaring at me and shouting, "Who even buys things like this used?!!". The retort, which remained unspoken, was, "who even lists them?".

Everybody around was cringing physically while he ranted, and before he headed out to his workshop and solitude.

I'd be willing to bet that when he is not suffering an attack, he is a good and loving father. He was certainly providing well enough.

And now I realize it truly is better for all involved for me to have remained single. There are times when I simply must shout out my demons, and this is something nobody else needs to hear. It would be too damaging for the average person.

On another note, the day is peaceful and quiet, thank you. Up early, clear headed and productive, and loving it. Christmas carols sung in stone cathedrals playing in the background. Good food, good coffee. All is well for the next hour and that is good enough.


Accelerator231 OP t1_j071ihz wrote

If you want to go for a long-scale discussion on the various effectiveness (or not) of different nerve surgeries for varying conditions, there is a place for it. Like in NCBI or r/askscience


Formber t1_j099r9n wrote

Isn't that what titles are for? If you want to know more, then... I don't know, read the article.


FamiliarWater t1_j0hnmdy wrote

What you've never twisted nerve endings together with pliers before ?


tbe37 t1_j05ytnv wrote

Break it down enough & anything biological can be manipulated in a mechanical way.


Exoddity t1_j0657fn wrote

can we reroute gut/brain axis stuff? cause this IBS nonsense is murder.


ellipsisinfinity t1_j068wjt wrote

I have a friends who got hypnosis for IBS, he said it was quite the life changer for him.


boywithtwoarms t1_j06jgnu wrote

did he stop wasting money on hypnosis to fix physical ailments?

jokes, i dont know shit about hypnosis.


ellipsisinfinity t1_j088la1 wrote

from what he explained it had something to do with calming the nervous system


FuckUGalen t1_j05zspk wrote

Then why can't we fix spinal breaks?


caraamon t1_j065d3j wrote

It's the difference between repairing a telephone line and repairing a trans-oceanic communicatoons cable.

One has one or two "wires" and the other has thousands.


Accelerator231 OP t1_j063h9x wrote

Peripheral vs central nervous system. Damaged hands can be fixed. Damaged spines can't.


extremophile69 t1_j06yebe wrote

Pls go tell my neurologues, they seem to have missed something and just won't fix my arm. Your gross oversimplification is disgusting to people like me suffering daily from nerve pain.


DishGroundbreaking87 t1_j09e20b wrote

Will not or can not? Like my legs,They can’t “fix” your arm if the source of the problem is your spine, not without paralysing or killing you that is.


extremophile69 t1_j0bfqks wrote

My spine is fine. But apparently some idiots on reddit know better than the best neurologists in my country.


DishGroundbreaking87 t1_j0bg55c wrote

Considering you believe the best neurologists in your country know nothing that’s not a hard task.


extremophile69 t1_j0bglrm wrote

No sarcasm where you come from?!


DishGroundbreaking87 t1_j0bgwtk wrote

If you run into one idiot, you ran into an idiot. If everyone you run into is an idiot, you’re the idiot.


extremophile69 t1_j0bh5jb wrote

What?! My neurologists are fine. The only idiots i ran into are you and op.


DishGroundbreaking87 t1_j0bhbch wrote

Then stop blaming them, me, op, and everyone else for your situation. Grow up.


extremophile69 t1_j0bhja5 wrote

When did I blame anyone? Your damaged brain stroking or what? I was just pointing out the gross oversimplification.


DishGroundbreaking87 t1_j0bir36 wrote

And being a dick about it.


extremophile69 t1_j0biz2y wrote

Just returning the favor, dude.


DishGroundbreaking87 t1_j0bj87y wrote

There was no favour. OP was not being a dick.


extremophile69 t1_j0bjfqc wrote

No he was just being a clueless idiot, repeating and spreading oversimplifications. You on the other hand are either real dense on purpose or a lot less clever than you think.


Valyrianson t1_j06mq6j wrote

Must have been fun to figure out x.x


Temporary_Bug7599 t1_j07br2x wrote

I've seen this done in hand reconstructions. They can take the sural nerve that supplies sensation to the back of the lower leg, and can graft it into the hand and even cut it into further smaller pieces if multiple nerves are damaged. There's a risk of neuroma formation (painful benign tumor from disorganised nerve regrowth) with all damage nerves, whether they get repaired or not though.


Timely-Quit-9861 t1_j1gxyc3 wrote

The ever-changing world of medicine is amazing! Nerve grafts and stem cells are magical. I want to believe that humanity will one day have a cure for everything.