For those not familiar with my story, here it is.
In Sept of this year it will be 2 years since my DPM severed my sural nerve on accident in my foot during a simple surgery to remove hardware he put in that did not work as it was supposed to.
I found a new Dr. (Ortho) that I trust tremendously.
I just had another surgery (#3) to the nerve, trying to relieve the pain. Again, for the 3rd time he found a very large stump neuroma at the end of the nerve.
So now, I have no feeling (real feeling anyway) from basically the back of my knee, all the way to my middle toe, not on the underside though. My sural nerve was removed so it is no longer in there, I have 19 staples going down the back of my calf.
I am scared, to be honest VERY, it has been 2 weeks, I get the splint off in two days, and I feel shooting pains in my bigger toes if I bare any weight at all on my foot accidentally.
I went to Denver (I'm in AZ) to see a Dr. (prior to this surgery) that is a very trusted and renowned for a 2nd opinion to be sure this is what I should do. He said the same things my current Dr. said (he is very good not the one that severed it), basically this is it... There is no more surgeries, if I had to I would probably lose the function of my foot.
I am so scared, I don't know what to do. I don't want the splint off because I am afraid of what will happen, what I will feel.
I want time to stop right now so I don't need to know.
Link to original post, still on first page though so not hard to find.
Thanks for listening again,