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hello from a newbie

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in New Member Introductions
hello, I came home from hospital yesterday after having a discectomy on my lowermost back on friday 12th. I have been suffering since nov 07 with bad problems which have just gotten worse until I had numbness and weakness down my right leg and foot and was unable to walk safely because I couldnt feel where I was putting my foot down. it all happened when I was giving birth to my son, my second child, I felt a "pop" while pushing and ever since it hasnt been the same. The good news is that my leg feels great since the surgery so hopefully everything is going to be okay. I am just trying to cope with the pain in my back at home now, the hospital only sent me home with paracetamol after depending on codine and morphine while in there (idiots, the lot of them and I will be making a formal complaint about several incidents throughout my stay, it's a wonder I'm not paralysed!).


  • you are blessed, even though still in pain. if numbness gone youre going to be great. hang in there things will get better. >:D< >:D< >:D<
  • I don't know how doctors can be so cruel like that. My baby sister had her first son by c-section and when they sent her home they told her to take extra strength tylenol (same thing as paracetamol, I think?) That's just insane! After major surgery to be given only Tylenol!?

    Call your surgeon or regular family physician and tell them the hospital didn't give you pain meds and ask if they will call the pharmacy or have a script waiting for you and get a family member or friend to pick it up for you. I'm sure they will understand that you are still having some serious post-op pain.

    It does sound like your surgery was a great success, which is wonderful news! Hopefully you are on the road to recovery and pain free days ahead.
  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    I'm glad that your surgery seems to have been a success. I hope that your recovery goes quickly and smoothly. I agree that I'd call someone and get some stronger pain meds. I can't understand some doctors and hospitals!
    Good Luck,
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. good luck with a successful recovery!! =D> stop by anytime! :D Jenny :)
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