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Old 03-11-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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Angry arghhhh wats going on!!!!!!!!!!!help pls??

i had a descetomy at L5,S1 on jan 6 2005 and since then have had constant pain in my lower back and right foot,i had a second mri and it showed no rerupture but when i walk the front and back of my ankle hurts very bad and my toes hurt mostly my big toe i often stumble my foot on the ground.i have went back to the surgen 2 times and told him somthing is wrong i hurt worse now and have foot pain so bad i can barley walk.he just states i have no new rupture and maybe its nerve damage but dont offer any help and acts like i lieing to him i dunno wat to do my doctor is a spine surgen is this the same as a neroligst???i also got a copy of my mri report and it says alot of things but states no rerupture.but one thing it says is i have secondary epidurial fibrosis,i looked up all the terms of the report on ****** but this one means failed back surgery syndrome wat is that???i just want some answers from a doctor and this surgen is not giveing them he just says its nothing to operate on so im ok as far as he can see??wat the hell do i do now

 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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Re: arghhhh wats going on!!!!!!!!!!!help pls??

Aloha Tracer,

I know it can get extremely frustrating, hang in there, it has only been a couple of months and it may take a couple more months for that nerve to wake up. And forget about the failed back syndrome assessment, at least for now, I think it is way to early for that type of diagnoses. You may want to see a physiatrist, nerve specialist or a pain management doctor if you are not already. You definitely need a few more opinions from different doctors before you make matters worse stressing out about it, stress really affects the healing process and will have a profound influence on your pain level. I still have many problems and I am over one year post op. But I get better all the time. Hang in there and good luck.

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Old 03-12-2005, 03:31 AM   #3
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Re: arghhhh wats going on!!!!!!!!!!!help pls??

yeah i no i just got to hurting so bad i didnt expect my foot to hurt so bad and im just not sure its nerve damage i was numb not hurting my back hurt plenty but my leg and foot was numb and tinglely after surgery i thought my legg should be ok but now my foot hurts so bad to walk i just need help to be sure this is nerve damage cuz i dunno and as it stands i barley walk and i wanna make sure im not getting worse with some other problem.after working 3 days on my feet i hurt so bad my mind was just raceing and i hadnt slept in 36 hrs,i just woke up from a long sleep as i didnt work today. foot very sore and painful to walk but doc gave me steriod pac to take and put me back on light duty witch puts me off work yet again.i guess i will try to find more info monday to be sure whats going on with my foot and lower leg best wishes to u all. tracer

 
Old 03-12-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
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Re: arghhhh wats going on!!!!!!!!!!!help pls??

I think if you feel that something is wrong and you are being ignored by your doctor, you should get a second opinion. If your specialist doesnt make any effort to try and find out, he doesn't leave you a lot of choice. I had the same experience after my first 2 surgeries. Worsened pain, dr. ignoring my pleas, and I ended up having a fusion and permanent nerve damage.

I don't know....it just doesn't seem to me that what you are describing is normal procedure.

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Old 03-12-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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yeah after research i think nerve damage and nerves r wakeing up damaged cuz the delay on surgery near 4 monts after accident.this is a work related injury and iv been trieing to keep it smooth but its lawyer time tired of them thinking im a dummy that they can take advantage of!!!!!!!!

 
Old 03-12-2005, 04:02 PM   #6
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Re: arghhhh wats going on!!!!!!!!!!!help pls??

hi Tracer,
Not sure where your from but before getting a Lawyer make sure if you were in a union Will they cover expenses???
I am nearly 3 yrs out from hurting myself at work, When i tried my local union delegate i got no answer so like you i got sick of the bull crap and got a lawyer now he has come up with these ridiculas charges that i cant afford . Then some one finally said to me " didnt you know that your union would cover legal expenses when its work related?" AH NA i didnt know (maybe im just dumb)
BUt do it soon cause here in australia you only have 3 yrs to bring a lawsuit against them . I only have 5 mnths left so PLEASE prey for me...
I like you have irreapairable nerve damage and so on .
sorry rambled on a bit but please check out your union before finding your own lawyer.
You fellow friend in pain rachelmc

 
Old 03-12-2005, 06:38 PM   #7
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Re: arghhhh wats going on!!!!!!!!!!!help pls??

[QUOTE=rachelmc]hi Tracer,
Not sure where your from but before getting a Lawyer make sure if you were in a union Will they cover expenses???
I am nearly 3 yrs out from hurting myself at work, When i tried my local union delegate i got no answer so like you i got sick of the bull crap and got a lawyer now he has come up with these ridiculas charges that i cant afford . Then some one finally said to me " didnt you know that your union would cover legal expenses when its work related?" AH NA i didnt know (maybe im just dumb)
BUt do it soon cause here in australia you only have 3 yrs to bring a lawsuit against them . I only have 5 mnths left so PLEASE prey for me...
I like you have irreapairable nerve damage and so on .
sorry rambled on a bit but please check out your union before finding your own lawyer.
You fellow friend in pain rachelmc[/QUOTE]
im in usa but no union,but several lawyers aproched me to work on consignment i turned them down cuz i just wanted to get better didnt know i was in for such hell.

 
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