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jjust had surgery 1 week ago, laminotomy or laminectomy ,minimally invasive one. To address extreme pain in my hip, calf and numbness in my foot. At this point it hasn't helped, in fact my back pain, which I knew wouldn't be addressed by this surgery is much worse. The pain medication isn't helping, it's a narcotic, so I'm afraid to tell them this , I have more then half of it left and I'm not abusing it, but to be thought of as someone trying to get drugs is worse then just dealing with the pain! So I'm gonna just deal with it. Taking antidepressants too, same issue there, I'm afraid to discuss medications with a Dr/PA! It was hard enough telling them I needed help in the first place.
Ok I think I feel a bit better