I will try to be brief.........Feb 22nd 2013,shoveled snow. Went to get a drink of water, had a sneezing attack, felt something protruding under my boxers, right side. Was causing pain. Went to the ER. Dr's indicated inguinal hernia. Referred me to a surgeon the following Monday. Monday the Dr indicated double inguinal hernia. Operate ASAP. 3 days after surgery was back to the Dr's office complaining of pain. Stitches out the same day. Percocet ordered. 2 weeks went by, pain chronic everyday. Pain started in lower back and going down the front of my right leg, stopping at the knee. Re-visited the doctor for more pain meds. Did that 3 more times. Was referred to Pain Management for consult. Did nerve block and start me on gabapentin. Not effective. Did that 2 more times. June 10th 2013 admitted to hospital for Pain Management and MRI. Pain Management wanted to do nerve block again, I refused. Started Lyrica and did MRI. Was seen by a Neurologist and prescribed different meds and sent home 2 days later.........The results from the MRI were pretty much inconclusive, they did however indicate COULD BE a L3 disc not sure.......He is the skinny.....Pain down my thigh is on the top. It is chronic and never stops. It ends at the knee and I have moderate pain on top of my right hip The pain meds I have helps me cope and other meds I have now help me sleep. The surgeon for the hernia operation says he could not find the nerve before installing the mesh. I have never had any pain to speak of in my 56 years. I have lost my job, my utilities are being shut off and I am in the process of being foreclosed upon. I just want this fixed. Gabapentin offered 0% relief, too early for the Lyrica. Gave the last of my money to buy meds. Did I mention I just want this fixed???? Any help??
Tim K Harrenstien