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Old 02-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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post laminectomy pain and weak leg

I had a laminectomy 3 months ago and I have severe nerve pain in both legs as well as a weak right leg. This has been a nightmare that I can't wake up from. I have to use a cane to walk. The NS does not know what to do with me and has dumped me into "pain management" who didn't do anything either. I have an appt with another surgeon and will make 2 others. The big problem as of today is that I accidentally hit the gas pedal rather than the brake pedal when driving. This happened yesterday and I almost had an accident in the parking lot of a store. Luckily I swerved and hit the brake in time. It scared me so badly that I don't want to drive. I was thinking of driving with my left foot. Is this something that sound feasible? I just can't imagine not being able to drive; then you lose all autonomy and I just can't live with that. I am hoping to maybe get better someday but until that happens I have to drive.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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Re: post laminectomy pain and weak leg

I'm glad that you are considerate enough to be concerned about hurting others. Not everyone is.

There must be hands-only, or left-foot vehicle adaptations?

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