since the years have passed since my fusions, i have noticed that my right leg still has pain. but the weird part is that my right foot is numb and the skin is peeling off of my leg. for about a year or so, i had massive bruises on my leg with a lot of cuts. the cuts have somewhat healed and finally the bruises have abaited but i have weird marks on my foot. the skin is flaking and i was rubbing the skin when i noticed the whole skin rubbed off. underneath, just raw flesh. i remember seeing the movie frieda kalo where she had back problems and eventually they had to amputate her leg.. now my paranoia is getting the best of me, if my skin is falling off and my foot and part of my leg are numb, i imagine amputation. i know in reality that there is probably a 90% chance that that won't happen but my leg is gettin worse. my leg and foot also get swollen if i don't wear shoes and keep my foot dangling without support. anyone else have this problem with leg and foot? if i touch my skin it will fall off with the raw skin underneath. really disconcerting.
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.