Dear Dr. Brown:

It has now been 5 months since the surgery, and I have been pain free from the impacted nerves since day 1.   It has been really awesome, and I want to thank you for making this possible.

As I advised you, when we met at the end of December, I had the pain from the impacted nerve since 1999, and from the middle of 2012, the pain became chronic—I was in pain every day.   During the two years leading up to meeting you, I met with neurologists and pain management doctors at UCSF, and the best they could do was perform temporary fixes.   In fact, by the end of 2014, I had resigned to having to live with the pain.

You changed that!  We had a great first visit on December 31, and you quickly confirmed in your mind that I had at least one nerve in the left groin area causing the pain.  You suggested surgery to cut out parts of the nerves in the area that were inflamed and performed the surgery on January 23, when you cut out parts of 3 nerves. 

Since that time, I have had two transpacific and two transcontinental trips and have been able to exercise as I have in the past.  No symptoms at all!!!!  Life is fabulous when you are pain free. 

Thank you so much for listening to me and suggesting something new that has allowed me to become fully active again.

Warm regards,

Hal Shenson