Well, now I'm thinking of about options for suing nurses in the hospital. When I was in there for surgery, EVERY ONE OF THE NURSES said that my hip pain was due to bone graft (& spasms) and would disappear over time.
I went for my post op appt w/ my ortho yesterday, and he informed me the he NEVER did a bone graft. he uses bone growth stimulator. He also said that my hip pain is very abnormal (never had pain like this before surgery). He is looking into writitng up every one of the nurses who were in charge of my care, as no one ever told him of this problem.
Anyway, he did some x-rays, then immediately sent me for a CT scan. He now says that one of the screws in my back is loose, and is compressing a nerve in my hip. If I don't have this taken care of ASAP, I could lose use of this leg. I have already lost partial use.
I am becoming very depresssed, and not sure what to do except go along w/ what the doctor says to get this fixed. (hopefully)
I am now on several new meds, (Dilaudid) Ambien, And stronger Valium)
Thank you for letting me vent >:D< and any advice or suggestions are always appreciated....
P.S. I have a total of 2 long rods, 5 long screws, 3 cages, and 6 pedicle screws in my back right now. Or so I'm told }:) I'm not sure what to believe any more.