I had done a post about my husband getting a MDSC surgery done September 2020. Unfortunately, as that pain subsided, a new one came up. They did an ilioinguinal block that didn’t help at all, but after the genitofemoral block, he had significant relief. This was done in June 2021.
I just found out he cancelled his appointment with the chronic pain specialist because he doesn’t want to get a needle there. I’m devastated. He says it’s not needed, but his pain gets to a 6/10 and he sleeps for 3 hours after working a part-time day. He’s moody and down the rest of the evening, and then the cycle starts again the next day.
Is there anything I can say to him to express how this type of life is not ok? I’ve already gone on a stress leave for 6 months partially due to the fact I have to do everything. I’m going back to work now and I seriously cannot do it all anymore! But I don’t know how to express that to him, and I certainly don’t want to push him into a GF nerve block if it could make things worse.
It has been 6 years of this and I’m just so tired. Any advice you have on how to talk to him or what we can do would be very appreciated