Hi all, I am new here but just need to connect with someone and see if I am crazy!
In Feb. of 08 I had neck fusion with hardware. Used my own bone. About 48 hours after surgery, my left arm just shook uncontrolably. This just horrified my family and friends to see this. Went back to surgeon and was always told it was the nerves waking up that it would go away. I am left handed and it happens on my left side, from shoulder down to hand. In May I had rotertator (sp) cuff repair. Same surgeon. I have also been in phy ther 3 x a week since before my neck fusion.
Shoulder pain is still with me, neck pain still there. It is a constant ache that feels like it runs from the base of my nect up into the left side of my head. Hard to explain......After seeing surgeon on reg. basis and telling him about the shakes, pain ect. I was told it must be in my head and he sent me to my M.D. for nerve pills and released me.
Thanks to haveing a great dr. and wonderful phy ther. who neither thinks this is in my head. I am being sent to an Ortho Sergeon this week. My p.t. is worried that something else is going on. I still cant lift a 1 lb. weight without pain and the shaking has gotten so severe that I cant hold a coffee cup. I take lortab for pain and muscle relax. to calm shaking down to rest. I have lost range of motion in my neck and with my left arm. I along with everyone else feels that my sergeon just took the money and ran and threw me to the wolves. I can deel with that, cant change it but was just wondering if anyone else has went through this and has same symptoms.
I am not a doctor but know my body and know that i now feel worst than I did before surgery.
My head is telling me that I might have perm nerve damage and it just kills me to know that I will be like this for ever. My shoulder pain I can deal with, my neck pain never goes away even with meds. It makes me crazy! I still have a hard time swallowing and feels like the front of my ncek swells with the pain. I am not to the depressed state yet but can feel myself moving that way. I try to keep my chin up but some days I just want to scream.
Please forgive my typing.... shakey left hand.....