Hello, all. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I'm at my wit's end. In late April, I had a very successful thoracic laminectomy to remove a large tumor that was compressing my spinal cord (I have NF2 and have many more of them, as well as brain tumors). My recovery was going pretty well until about week 6, when I started to have 'electric shocks' into the lower part of my right shoulder blade. Today, 14 weeks post-op, the shocks are mostly gone but I'm left with this awful burning sensation, as though I have a sunburn many layers deep. It's debilitating!
I started back at work this week and worried I can't stick it out. How long will this likely last and is there something I can do in the meantime? (I'm using BioFreeze with modest results at the moment.) Is this just my nerves waking up or is there something more concerning behind it?
Thank you so much for any help you can offer.
ps I live in Canada and so, while my healthcare didn't cost me anything, getting an appointment with my surgeon is all but impossible. I am not scheduled to see him again until December.