Same old song and dance with last operation........

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crps
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   Posted 2/19/2008 1:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone at H.W. cool
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  Hope things are well with everyone. I had my neurectomy operation last week to cut one of the main nerves out of my right foot. I had to stay overnight because they wanted to use a epidural block for 24 hours, this in trying to trick the CRPS and lower the all around trama that goes along with the procedure. The good news is that a part of my foot is completely numb but, its in the wrong spot. I havent been able to take the dressing off yet until Friday when I go for my follow up. At the same time I'm going to request another temporary block in my foot on the extensor hallucis longus tendon. I was kind of hoping that the first or second neurectomy would hit the right spot so I dont have to keep pulling stuff out to find my desired area. (not that my doctor would do that anyway. she is with the dellon institute, but i probably would want to) Anyway, just another letdown, fortunatly I dont get too high for any procedure anymore, but I also don't get too low either.(something my 13 year old and myself talk about all the time. comes in handy when playing sports)
 
 
  So hopfully if I get decent relief in my designated area, I will book another surgery ASAP
  The people and the surgeons, nurses and doctors where all fantastic. My surgeon Dr. Hung from the Dellon Institute, she is so down to earth, did the procedure at the Winchester hospital in Winchester Ma. Small Place compared to the pain mangmnt hospitals, but never felt uncomfortable or needed anything without them right there to get it for you. I hope my next operation will be there again.(she operates at several diff hospitals)
 
        Anyway I hope everyone is doing thier best they can to help themselves , and all the loved ones around them (its not always that easy)
 
                    Have a great week H.W.
                                      
                                       Mike
                                           

straydog
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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike, glad to hear you are home again. Oh rats, I am so sorry to hear the surgery did not correct the problem. Lets hope you can get it taken care of soon. I just feel so bad for you. I know about the high & lows, I was the same way when trying diff pain meds. It was so hard to find something that worked on my wacky system. Keep us posted on how you come along. Susie


crps
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   Posted 2/21/2008 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Susie and Gramps,
 
  You may be right about waiting, but I was under the impresion that I would have the numbing effect immediatly after surgery. But who knows, it might shift or expand.(i try to be optimistic) Anyway I ,ve done a lot of homework, and I'll bring it with me on friday and try to convince her to try the next nerve. There is only two main nerves on top of the foot so one of the two must work! I would trade a complete numb foot for CP anyday....
 
Thanks again Susie and Gramps for you kind posts, it kinda makes you feel like your not just talking to yourself.
 
Gramps, Goodluck with all your moms apptmts, there's alot of antisipation and worry in between procedures that come along with those treatments. Try to be strong, and plan accordingly for your own CP since you will be puting in the time yourself as well.
 
              Good Luck to all at HW
                                        
                                mike

JanieLuna
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   Posted 2/22/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I WANTED TO ASK I AM HAVING SURGERY ON MARCH 6, AND MY NEUROSURGEON TOLD ME TO REDUCE MY PAIN MEDICINE WAY DOWN I WAS TAKING 40MG OF HYDROCODONE AND I WENT DOWN TO 15MG WHICH IS NOT HELPING THE PAIN, I HAVE A COLLAPSED VERTABRAE AND ALSO GRADE 2 SPONDYLOLISTHESIS AND ALSO I HAVE ARACHNOIDITIS WHICH IS CHRONIC PAIN DISORDER. SO I HAVE BEEN IN SEVERE PAIN AND WONDERING IF THIS IS WHAT THEY USUALLY DO WHEN YOU HAVE SURGERY. MY FRIEND HAD A LAMINECTOMY RECENTLY AND HE WAS NOT TAKEN OFF HIS MEDS BEFORE.

PAlady
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I would call your surgeon's office and ask for a clarification on WHICH meds you need to reduce in advance of surgery. Yes, you will have to reduce or even discontinue some that may affect clotting and other things, for example NSAIDS, aspirin products, etc. I got a whole sheet of meds from my neurosurgeon prior to my having surgery which I needed to avoid. Tell them you're in pain, and maybe they can substitute something else for a short term.

JanieLuna
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   Posted 2/23/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP I WILL CALL HIM ON MONDAY. HYDROCONDE HAS TYLENOL BUT I GUESS HE REDUCED IT SO THAT THE PAIN MEDICATION WILL WORK BETTER WHEN I DO HAVE SURGERY AND I GUESS I HAVE TO SUFFER FOR NOW. HE SAID I COULD TAKE MY SOMA TWICE A DAY. HE GAVE ME TALWIN NX BUT THIS MED MADE ME SICK SO HE DISCONTINUED IT AND GAVE HYDROCODONE BUT ONLY 15 MG WHICH DOESN'T HELP WITH THE PAIN.

JanieLuna
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   Posted 2/24/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
YEAH THIS IS TRUE MY LAST BACK SURGERY MY SURGEON TRIED GIVING ME DARVOCET ONE DAY AFTER A LAMINECTOMY. BUT I SAID NO I AM IN ALOT OF PAIN SO I MADE HIM GIVE ME HYDROCODONE. I GUESS THEY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH PAIN IS INVOLED WITH THESE SURGERIES. ANYWAY I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS OVER WITH. I STARTED OUT WITH A HERNIATED DISC AND NOW I HAVE NO DISC AND COLLASPED VERTABRAE AND ALSO ARANODITIS AND SLIPPED VERTEBRAE. DON'T HAVE BACK SURGERY UNLESS YOU CANT HANDLE THE PAIN. IT JUST GETS WORSE AND NOW I HAVE TO LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND DR.'S DON'T LIKE GIVING PAIN MEDS. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE I WILL DEFINATELY CALL A PAIN DR. BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE ARACHNOIDITIS WHICH IS A CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME. THANKS
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