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just home

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
just home from the hjospital, i am in such horrible pain in my legs. The pain got so severe i even cried( for the first time since i was 6) the pain pills they have me on dont work for crap.My wife and kids are doing everything to help me.The hospital sent me home without any release papers or anything i mean what kind of crack-pot hospital is that. I dont know what to do know cause im in such pain and im just soooo angry!
Does anyone have any ideas to relieve the nerve pain in my legs?
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  • My leg pain after TLIF went mostly away by about 5 weeks. Although if I am up to long or walk to much it does come around. The first 2 weeks the leg pain was so bad I could barely lift my legs. Those poor nerves went thru a big trauma during surgery, and they can take months to heal. Although I would have to say if meds arent helping and you are in significant pain a call to the doctor is in order, you should have your pain controlled to some degree.

    My leg pain seemed to feel better if I used a pillow between my legs and I laid on my side, or 2 pillows under my knees when laying flat on my back. Other than that frequent position changes in bed helped out.

    I hope your pain eases up soon. Take it easy and try to sleep.

    Shell
  • im so sorry ethan i really am.
    what the heck?? they did not have you sign a bunch of papers and send you home with post op instructions??? X( X( X(
    i had some nerve pain down one leg, but did not feel it till a few days after i got home and the IV meds were all out of my system.
    NUMBER ONE they should of never released you until your oral meds worked for ya.
    what did they give you for pain control and spasms????
    keep on those like a time clock. mabye wrap your legs in heat??? make sure you get up and walk around the house to stretch those muscles.
    CALL THE DR there has to be one on call. i don't care if its sunday or not. there is always someone on.
    mabye they can call you in a different script most states they can call in a 5 day supply.
    or if you can hold off till tomorrow AM call then A.S.A.P.
    last yr they sent me home with 10mg lortab which was a joke.
    so they sent me a script in the mail plus called in the 5 day supply of percocets.
    let us know bud how you make out.
    i feel your pain and so do alot of us.
    your first day home should be your most comfortable. so i am so VERY SORRY your suffering.

    HANG IN THERE!!
    terri O:)
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  • first off i guess they had alot more work in there then they had thought. when they opened me up they realied my L-5 was just dangling or rattling around my dr said, he also said i had a great deal of boney build up around L4-L-5 that had to be "scraped" off.they sent me home with percocet which is a joke it does nothing but make me sweat. Im gonna suck it up today but tomorrow im calling and i seriously need something more or itll probably drive me crazy. Thanks you all for all the support god bless all of you
    Ethan
  • how many mg is the percs?? not sure how your dr is, i know mine would not give me anything higher.
    some will go as high as diliudid pills but not many will.
    i take 10mg perc every 4-6hrs. when i had a bad few days i took 15mg plus my soma (muscle relaxer and i was in the ocmfort zone.

    sorry your had to have more done then you though.
    let us know tomorrow how you make out.
    terri O:)
  • how many mg is the percs?? not sure how your dr is, i know mine would not give me anything higher.
    some will go as high as diliudid pills but not many will.
    i take 10mg perc every 4-6hrs. when i had a bad few days i took 15mg plus my soma (muscle relaxer and i was in the comfort zone.

    sorry your had to have more done then you thought.
    let us know tomorrow how you make out.
    terri O:)
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  • Hi,
    I feel you.I am 10 days post op of a 2 level XLIF. I am so tired of crying because of the pain. Percets are worthless, my stomach is distended and I am constipated. I want to shoot someone. If someone told me the pain would be this bad I think I wouldn't have had the surgergy. I feel for you. Tomorrow I am asking for different meds! Let me know how you are doing.

    Tracy
    XLIF 2 level
  • Hi injuredranger. I am sorry you are in so much pain. I have been home for 10 days now, and have gotten over the worst I believe. My doctor sent me home with 8 mg dilaudid and soma and it has really helped the pain. Ask your doctor for some. Now I am taking Lortab 10's and flexeril and they seem to be helping more than earlier. I hope you are pain free very soon. Melanie



    2006::Laminectomy. Jan.08:hemilaminectomy,fusion L5/s1. Oct.08 Laminectomy, fusion l4/l5
  • Tracy & Ethan,
    I hate to hear ya'll are in such pain. =(( Being in such pain doesn't help your body start its healing. I hope you are able to get your doctors to prescibe you a med that will knock your pain. Hugs to both of you. >:D<
  • I'm so sorry you are having so many problems. I found that Miralax which is a powder with n0 taste that you can put into any hot or cold drink really helped with the constipation. You can buy it at any store. Good luck and try and hang in there.

    Keisha
  • I'm so sorry you guys are hurting so much!

    Ranger...did your doc. give you Neurotin or gabapenten for the leg pain? I know it's good for nerve pain issues. It made all the difference to me in the world.

    Tracey...the percocet did me no good either. The hyrdrocodone helped a bit more. Please call your dr. on Monday and just tell him you've got to have some relief! Like others have said, you can't heal well when you're in so much pain.

    Let us know how it goes, ok?
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