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mayy
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 Hi to everybody .  I'm new here. I'm in a wheelchair 6 yrs. after thorasic spine surgery. In February of this year I had to be hospitalized  for a bleeding problem from the stomach or colon; they never found the source.Been in there 6 times so far this year for same thing and always with blood transfusions cause my blood was so low. In feb., they tried to give me heart caths in both legs and couldn't get into the artery,so they had to go thru my right arm.  That was the 1st. of Feb. and by the end of that month I started having severe groin pain and finally into both thighs. Soreness into the muscles started very severe.It has never abated ,only got worse. i can't walk and can only transfer from bed and onto toilet.I went to the internet to find some answers and I came up with possible femoral or nerve damage from them trying to push the cath into my leg arteries that were obviously too clogged to get into.  Has anybody been thru this sort of thing and will you or can you help me know what to do with this. The reason I can't walk has nothing to do with the recent caths,but to the surgery on spine 6 yrs. ago,so don't get me wrong on that,but it sure made my situation a lot more complex.  Thanks for any and all help guys.    With love,mayy. sad

pusher
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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Mayy,

In your post you said they couldn't get the cath thru because the vessels were too clogged. Have you talked to a Vascular doctor about a remedy for that problem. If they are too clogged it would seem you would have or will have alot of circulation problems in your legs which isn't a good thing either. There are lots of tests that can be done to determine your degree of leg circulation. The clogged vessels could also explain the pain you are in as what you described are symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).

mayy
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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 Good morning,pusher.Thank you for your answer.I've been in a wheelchair almost 6 yrs. due to thorasic spine fusion-rods and all,but did not start to go thru this severity until after those heart caths. I assure you,now,I will seek out a vascular specialist .Your imput has been very valuable for me.Thanks a 100 times over. Love and the best to you,pusher. Love, mayy. :-)

AnnR
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   Posted 9/21/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
This is in response to Mayy post. I also had a heart cath about 2 months ago. A couple days afterwards I started with pain in the groin. Which, as you said, grew worse. I have pain into my leg and thigh, going across to my hip bone. I even developed swollen lymph nodes in that area. The heart doc wrote me right off, and just gave me pain killers to take care of it. Can't take them, I also checked on the computer about the femoral or nerve damage, and I guess that is what it is. I went in for tests, and now came out worse than I was. I always liked to walk and bike ride, and cannot do any of that anymore, and doctors don't seem to care. But I know what you mean by the pain, mine does get very bad. I wish I never had the test and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. They do not tell you that this can happen, they say the test is relatively safe. So I guess we are not alone, it must have happened to others also. I wonder if something can be done to cure it.

mayy
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   Posted 10/8/2007 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  AnnR,so glad you wrote me.There's something that we can do about this problem occuring in patients .And we need to find an answer for our healing.Please ,write me an e-mail.My addie is available.  Love,mayy.

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Post Edited (mayy) : 10/9/2007 12:02:14 AM (GMT-6)


AnnR
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   Posted 10/23/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
In response to Mayy.  I did send email.  I have been through so many tests, and have so much pain trying to walk since the catheterization.  Doctors are not helpful at all.

mayy
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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
 AnnR,i found some info you might be interrested in.look up 'femoral nerve block'.mayy.
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