I had my hardware removed 6/30/11. From that surgery I inherited an incision that wouldn't heal. I had a wound vac for a while, then went to a wound specialist who packed the wound resulting in home health coming out every other day to change the packing, and still no healing. It would close and reopen. 11/18/11 I had surgery to clean out the incision. During this time the dr. found a 6cm piece of packing gauze that had been in my back for some time. This caused me a great deal of pain, now that it's out I feel 'better'.
I still have this numbness/tingling/pain in my left leg. I'm on 1800mg of Neurontin which takes the 'edge' off of the annoying tingles, but it DOES affect my movements etc... Will this ever go away? Sounds and feels like neuropathy but I don't know. There is still mild pain in my back (no lower than a 3, no higher than a 6) but I am weaning off my medication (Perc 7.5) so I want to know-- what now? What can I do to make this go away? The pain, the tingles, the medications? I want it ALL done!! Any suggestions or advice or even support? Thanks!