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    Old 02-28-2015, 02:04 PM   #1
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    Unhappy IV gone BAD

    Back in April of 2014 I have a cervical fusion. I told them I did not want the IV placed in my hand. They started one prior to surgery, no problems. Once I was under, they needed another one for a different medication. They tried my right hand. Once I woke in recovery, the first thing I noticed was the pain in my hand. Pulled my hand out & saw the bandage where they tried the line. Ever since I have had a ton of pain & stiffness. I have seen 3 hand doctors. One finally gave me a cortisone injection, which helped. I am still having issues 11 months later.......
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    Old 02-28-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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    Re: IV gone BAD

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    Back in April of 2014 I have a cervical fusion. I told them I did not want the IV placed in my hand. They started one prior to surgery, no problems. Once I was under, they needed another one for a different medication. They tried my right hand. Once I woke in recovery, the first thing I noticed was the pain in my hand. Pulled my hand out & saw the bandage where they tried the line. Ever since I have had a ton of pain & stiffness. I have seen 3 hand doctors. One finally gave me a cortisone injection, which helped. I am still having issues 11 months later.......
    Sounds like you have nerve damage. My brother-in-law had an IV four years ago and developed nerve damage in his arm as a result. He too has chronic pain on a daily basis. Perhaps a neurologist can confirm my informal diagnosis of neuropathy or nerve damage. I wonder if you should ask for the surgical and other files pertaining to your procedure. And maybe see a lawyer?

     
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    Thanks!!! That's what I was thinking!!! I have filed a complaint with the hospital, the Risk Management person, does not respond to me! UGH
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    Old 03-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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    Re: IV gone BAD

    Look up "reflex sympathetic dystrophy" or "chronic regional pain syndrome." If you sound like either of those two, get help ASAP as the sooner treatment is done, the better the outcome.

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