In Jan 2018 the VA conducted benign Schwannoma Tumor Disection in my S1 spinal cord. I was told the surgery would be 1-1.5 hours long and out the following day. After 4 hours of surgery and 8 days later I left the hospital with no more foot pain for 45 days then the bi-lateral foot pain returned with a vengeance. After therapy and meds I was told I might be a candidate for an SCS. In November 2018 I was given a trial period of an external Stimulator for 1 week. With some success on tonic wave I was scheduled for SCS implant on Feb 10 of this year. I was told again the surgery was to be for 1-1.5 hours and, at most, overnight and then home. When they brought me out of anesthesia I was in uncontrollable pain. They immediately put me under Ketamine for five days in SICU through IV. This was the only way they could manage my extreme pain. After 5 days in SICU I was moved to a regular room for eight more days. The pain was intense even then. To assist in trying to find a solution two days before I was discharged they put me back under Ketamine under a 500 Bolis for 4 hours. The hallucinations were horrific. After those 4 hours the pain once again resumed and I was discharged 2 days later. I have severe burning pain, to the touch, in my buttocks, groin, and down my left hip, thigh, knee, calf, and foot. I do not have any meds, they have told me there is nothing they can give me to help accept Gabepentin 3x daily 3 capsules at 30mg each. If I stop taking these I don't walk almost at all. I have been told they have no idea what happened in surgery. I cannot turn on the SCS without causing my pain to increase exponentially. It was supposed to give me relief from the severe foot pain, now I have all the extra and no relief to my feet.
Post Edited (Charlesmp) : 5/17/2019 7:20:43 AM (GMT-6)