It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Fibromyalgia Message Board

another surgery??

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
tinlady's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: kankakee, illinois us
Posts: 5
tinlady HB User
another surgery??

I dont know what to do anymore. 3 years ago was diagnosed with fibro after extensive testing and workup. The lyrica and elavil prescribed didn't work--was missing whole days through sleeping--24 to 36 hours at a time. Add CFS to my diagnosis. At the same time i got injured at work--blew out both wrists resusitating a patient. My job fired me after my FMLA time expired and I lost my health insurance. Workman's comp has covered 3 surgeries on my wrists and arms and now wants to do a fourth--a bone graft on the right arm because the ulna hasnt healed after 6 months of the ulna shortening. I'm thinking of refusing the surgery even though it could result in deformatity and nonuse of right arm and hand. After each surgery and invasive test (EMG, mylelogram, etc) that i have had it seems as if the fibromyalgia and cfs have gotten worse---much much worse. The only med i have right now is oxycodone for the arm pain but it doenst even touch the pain i'm feeling from fibro. My ortho's think i'm exaggerating and feels surgery should have no effect on my body pain, fatigue, and stiffness. I've tried to get in to my rheumatologist for an opinion but he doesnt take self pay......Am I crazy or are all these surgeries and procedures crippling me with fibro pain??
Your opinions would be much valued....mare

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
Agenda's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 337
Agenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB UserAgenda HB User
Re: another surgery??

I would agree with you I have had 2 surgeries since the onset of fibromyalgia, and both times the pain level went up. However to end up with non use of your hand and arm is a big deal there must be another way. Hopefully some one with more experience will be along to give you some advice soon.

Best of luck,

Closed Thread

cfs, fibromyalgia, surgery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!