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Re: post operative nerve damage

Re: post operative nerve damage

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Posted by Ken Newton on September 02, 2000 at 07:47:41:

In Reply to: Re: post operative nerve damage posted by patchrouly on August 29, 2000 at 23:18:54:

: In reading your message I had to reply. I also was in injured I was in a car accident which left me withpost operative nerve damage. I;m curently taking neuronten which you say your takinf but my Dr. also put me on a duragesic patch. Helps alot. I still take percacet and somas also. I;m curently seeing a neurasurgeon and he suggested a nerve transplanet, but Im not ready to go that route. Try the patch it may help you Tom. I know the pain is unbearable. feel better, Patchrouly

Hi. I live in Australia but was working in Malaysia when my appendix decided to play up. I was operated on in Johor, Malaysia and when I left the hospital a week later, I complained that I my little fingers and half of each hand had severe pins and needles. The surgeon said, don't worry, the feeling will return. That was October 1998 and to this day I still have numbness in my little fingers of each hand and often aching in my arms. I have been to doctors, neuologists, acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists - you name it, I've tried it. No one seems to have any answers, although there is a general opinion that it could take up to two and a half years for the feeling to return. A doctor friend told me today that it may never return, which cheeses me off no end. I lack some coordination in my hands and they are not as strong as the once were. I was intrigued by some of the suggestions given and will take the information to my doctor to see if he can give me further advice on the strength of it. If anyone has a similar experience or one in which the nerve damage fixed inself over time, I would love to hear about it. I just don't feel like giving up. By the way, the neurologist did nerve induction tests (electric shocks) and could find no break in the nerves. It's all very mysterious, but look forward to any further comment or ideas. Thanks.

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