2011 has come in with craziness! I am 14 months post ACDF c4-6. 10 days ago I had a Ct myelogram for new pain, numbness and weakness in my left arm.
I wrecked my car 2 days ago. The ambulance took me to our local trauma center where I gave them my surgical history. The ER did not take any xrays and released me stating that the pain I was in was muscular. In this I agreed, the pain was muscular but I thought that an Xray should have been taken to ensure that the hardware was intact.
Today...2 days later, my left hand is extremely weak and the tingling is now constant. I'm really nervous about this! My husband is angry that no xrays were taken - I was only given a script for pain meds. HELLO....I ALREADY HAVE THOSE! I made that really clear to the dr.
So now I'm home, hurting (I do not want to stay on Percs or Vicos) and concerned. I'll be calling my surgeon tomorrow. I have a follow up from the CT on Wednesday but maybe they can squeeze me in tomorrow. Of course, the challenge is that I have no car now...sigh. Life.....
Having a want to scream day!