Saturday, April 2, 2016

: : WHY I AM SHARING THIS STORY ^_^

My whole  life before I got the problem was full of adventure, traveling, sports and health. I used to do rock climbing , go to the gym and loved dancing. When I first injured while doing some stretching, a lot of problems began to show up (I talk about those in other video) .  As time went by and it got worse, two  things made it all so much harder:

-  1st to have to move from one specialist to another, in different continents and countries without getting the right diagnosis or a final solution.
- 2nd  the nightmare of surfing on the Internet for endless hours  without being offered much hope about getting free from the issue one day.

Check out the following video and hear more about Why I am sharing this story.




Friday, March 18, 2016

: : RECOVERY WEEK NUMBER 12 :)



How was week 12 of recovery from successful pudendal nerve surgery. In the picture I am seating on a hard surface, progressively  coming back to physical activity and beginning to exercise taking swimming lessons.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

: : MY STITCHES OUT ON WEEK 2

The day I got my stitches out, two weeks after surgery with Dr. Dellon. This posture was impossible prior to surgery. Certainly I got my life back!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

: : HOW WAS SURGERY DAY


I made this video almost 4 months after surgery to share the story about how surgery day was and the recovery signs I started experiencing from day 1!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

: : ONE DAY BEFORE SURGERY


One day prior to surgery, these were some of the symptoms described by me about how pelvic pain was affecting my every day life:

-  I couldn’t wear tight-fitting clothing like pantyhose that put any pressure over my painful area. 

- My pelvic pain got worse when I walked. I could  walk a short distance outside the house, but it was very painful to walk more than 20 minutes or so. I would not carry any package at all because carrying things was also painful . I would not even carry my handbag!!

-  My pelvic pain would get worse when sitting down, even if it was on a special coushion with a cut out . I wouldn’t even seat for more than 20 minutes!!

- Urinary problems like recurrent and often painful urgency and pain and difficulty when passing urine.

- Very bad pain specially after  a bowel movement that kept hurting for at least 5 minutes after I finished.

- Because of pain, I wouldn’t  get together with my friends or go out to parties or events. No restaurants, no seating on a car, no cinemas and the list goes on...

- In this pain scale, my pain went up to 8 when  Dr. Dellon did the physical examination :



Saturday, August 29, 2015

: : I WILL GET SURGERY !! DECISION MADE UP :)

In a series of posts I’m letting you sneak into some of my email communications and follow my steps since I  submitted a first question to Dr Dellon from his Website,  went later to Baltimore for surgery and then reported on my recovery process afterwards.


// On Aug 29, 2015, at 5:25 AM, A Lee Dellon wrote:

.... you can drive on a Monday, you can have the consultation on a
Tuesday and the surgery on a Thursday and go home on Saturday
what month would you like to do this also someone should be with you...

// On Aug 28, 2015, at 10:07 PM, Kaiya G. wrote:

It's totally fine. I just dropped the idea of having you here without thinking too much.

How long should I prepare to be in the US? The center is the one in Baltimore? …

I definitely look forward to travel (no matter the acrobatics I would need to do during the flight) and be there to meet you and finally get the proper treatment.

Thank you so much Dr Dellon
This opportunity Is a privilege and a great blessing .

KAIYA G.

// On Aug 28, 2015, at 7:27 PM, A Lee Dellon wrote:

sorry that I do not operate outside our own operating room my team is important to success..

// On Aug 28, 2015, at 4:36 PM, Kaiya G. wrote:

Just finished reading chapter 12 of your book Pain Solutions. Thank you very much for the information. I enjoyed learning  how you approach and explain things. I would really like to have surgery with you and if that means I need to travel…
I also was just wondering if by any chance you would come over here to do the surgery. Not just because of me, but may be many  doctors here would be blessed to hear you. I would be willing to do some research and see what could be done to have you sharing your wisdom among our medical community for some days.

I want to thank you again for being so kind and quick to respond my emails. When one has been suffering such a while, it is very much appreciated to feel that someone is listening and willing to help, not to mention that that person is probably the best and most qualified in the world to do it.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

: : SYMPTOMS AND DETECTION OF THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM

In a series of posts I’m letting you sneak into some of my email communications and follow my steps since I  submitted a first question to Dr Dellon from his Website,  went later to Baltimore for surgery and then reported on my recovery process afterwards.

 

 

 

// On Aug 27, 2015, at 6:37 PM, A Lee Dellon wrote:


This is very helpful you have torn the sensory branch ,the perineal branch , of the pudendal nerve
I remove this branch to relieve you of pain.

You can go to Dellon.com see my book PAIN SOLUTIONS on the home page click on it download chapter 12 on Pelvic Pain for free read it.
would you like to come to the USA for me to do this surgery?

Dr Dellon

// On Aug 27, 2015, at 4:43 PM Kaiya G. wrote:


     Dear Dr. Dellon,

Thank you so much for replying. These are the answers to the questions:


Q: can you tell me the injury

A: 
I was doing repetitive stretching movements like the one in the picture, when I felt as if a muscle or some "strings" or I don't know what had been torn inside of me (inside de beginning of my leg upwards). The pain was intense but later didn't feel it anymore. A few days later I started having problems with urination, pelvic pain and problems during and after sitting down.


Q: what are your exact symptoms?

A:

Perineal pain. There is point specially painful that I draw in orange in the second picture (approximately) . The pain goes inside and kind of upwards.
It hurts when and after sitting, it's reduced when standing up and usually absent  when lying down. no pain when sitting on toilet, but often painful after stool sometimes stabbing sensation frequent urinary urgency and difficulty when passing urine. Often pelvic pain ( urinary tract, reproductive areas etc.. are ok according to multiple tests) I guess sexual intercourse would be painful… [some more personal information detailed in the original email …]


Q: what nerve blocks have you had and what results
did you get?


A:

I had several transgluteal pudendal nerve blocks under fluoroscopy. Besides the initial numbness because of the anesthesia,  I usually didn't start feeling much better until about two weeks after the procedure. I would get rid of the urinary problems and get to do much more physical activity, though sitting down has been  always better to avoid. I used to stand as much as possible or use a cushion with a cut out if have no other option than to seat. The improvement  would last somewhere between 6 to 8 weeks.


Q: what is your height and weight?
 

A:
Height: 162cm = 62,9 inches
Weight: 56 Kg =  123 lbs


Again,
Thank you for being willing to help. This problem has brought so much suffering to my life and taken so much away from me, that only by the grace of God I still have faith. It is really encouraging to read about your work and the testimonies of your patients.

Best regards,
Kaiya G.