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depression over mishap during surgery

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I just had surgery on my cervical spine my right side had been numb,pain,etc.Now they replaced 2 discs and my left side feels the exact same as the right side did. I told them in the hospital but they said wait and it will go away now I can't even sleep laying down I have to sit up and try to sleep so much pain,nurses only gave me 60 vicadin a week. Now 3 weeks later still haven't gotten to see surgeon or convince nurses thay I am having a major problem. Anybody out there have this type of experience.


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    No. You should not have a problem getting in to see the surgeon. Is this a physicians assistant? Tell her or someone else in the office you need to see the surgeon right away. You shouldn't have to suffer. And I don't think she has that kind of authority.
    good luck, Jim
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  • It is common to have nerve pain flare up after surgery as the nerves are decompressed. I would definitely contact your surgeon's office, ask for better pain relief and nerve pain medication as well. Best wishes. It will soon improve.

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