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My apologies in advance

Hello all,
Forgive my new ness, but I'm desperate and not sure where to go. I had acdf c4-6 9 days ago and am in such terrible agony that I'm beginning to despair even though, after many calls to my dr, he's assured me everything I'm feeling is normal.
Despite that, the burning in my hands and arms concerns me, as well as the strange sensations if my wrist as if it were broken. Before surg my symptoms were left side.. Post op they re starting on the right .
Straight after surg I felt a lot better, but at day three post op everything began to just burn burn burn. I'm taking max pain meds and maintaining a pain level just shy of open tears. I'm taking a total of 14 pain tablets a day ( I think I need stronger, hate all the a etominophen, and am often screaming in agony at nights. Last night was bad as I think I un wittingly overdid, trying to seem some diversion at the computer. My wrists burn, fingèrs ache, forearm feels like it's cramping . I'm sure you are all familiar with this . I'm miserable.. And this pain has affected me in ways I never I imagined. It's hard to ytterbium and hard to feel much hope sometime ..I hope I didn't hurt myself with my 25 min stint at the computer. I'm do bored. I just hurt do bad and just really don't even know where to go with this post.. My poor brain is just all over the plaçe. I guess I'm just reaching out.... Desperate, is there any hope?? I seem to cry at thèdrop of a From pain mostly, but also from desperation. Can anyone offer suggestions . I ding know where to h , but I feel in my heart I NErD help
Srry for my typos. I'm on a phone. Using hands that barely work .. I just want rid of the pain
Thank you all


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • While pain after surgery is normal, I can hear your suffering.

    If I were you, I'd be in that surgeons' office Monday morning.
  • With your surgery, so I have no advice. I just wanted to say you are in my prayers that you will feel better soon
    We can't always control the cards we are dealt in life, but we can control how we play the hand
  • HI there, you should be doing good after surgery what was the percentage of sucess your doc gave you after surgery was done?? I hope you feel better soon as everyone heals differently and experinces pain differently and or more servere than others. I pray yo start feeling better and get out of the" pain " regime day in and day out I know it sux been there my self hubby is in it all day and night too plus he has MS on top of it all! I try to help him but you know men are stubborn and he is one of them he never listens tome untill after he finds out I was right and then doesnt even say oh honey you were right! oooohh that makes my blood boil I think he enjoys to make it boil LOL who knows . but I do hope you fnd relief soon let us know how you are doing ? ok? soft hugs
    Stacy :)
    ACDF One level C- 4 April 2014
    Cervical Spondylosis \ Myelopathy
    Chronic pain sufferer since 2005
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