Discussions that mention demerol

Cancer: Colon board


I forget jitterbug, if you have had an operation for CC or are in the prelim prior to one?

After my operation my right leg between my knee and hip was completly paralyzed. No sensation or ability to move that muscle. The doctors told me different things depending on their specialty.

The pain specialist said that it was probably a result of nerves being bumped during the surgery.

The surgeon said that it was probably the epidural morphine that was numbing that nerve.

At any rate several hours after they removed the epidural and put me on a Demerol IV my leg came back(whew!). There are a lot of nerves near the rectum since everything that goes to the legs has to pass by there and there is a chance of damage when the surgeons are poking about in the region.