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Glad your surgery went well. Do remember though that while pain is a thing of the mind, thousands of us have nerves that transmit messages to the mind so strong that we require implants or other treatments to live a meaningful life.
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@missannie42, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I see this is your first post and I'd like to get you connected. Do you live with arthritis? What condition causes your pain?
I was making an obvious poor attempt at humor. That said, nerves transmit messages to the brain. The mind is where we decide what to do with those messages. I took no pain meds after both heart surgeries, back surgery, emergency appendectomy, and various other medical procedures with the exception of the dentist. If the devil is real he must be a dentist.
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