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3 week post op Horrible pain

tweetybird716ttweetybird716 Posts: 106
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi everyone,

Just checking to see if anyone has experienced the kind of pain I am having at this time, I had a l4/l5 fusion and decompression on July 30th 2009, had a few rough days, but I am experiencing some numbness from the waist down to all areas, hands and feet are swollen, horrible pain mid center of the back, feels like it is full of pressure and whenI try to take a deep breath, hurts badly, the pain I am having now is worse than the pain prior to surgery, this is the worst it has been, taking Kadian 60 2 times a day, it is not touching this, Iam in tears it hurts so bad but I was trying to hold out and get in to see the Dr. not sure I can May have to go to the ER for some help. Anyone here ever experience this, if so what was the problem, and what fixed it. Thanks for listening, send me any info you can, I realize we are not drs so personal experiences is what I need. Thanks


  • hit the ER
  • Wow, didn't realize it was this bad. You need to go to the ER, preferably at the hospital where your surgeon practices. I'm sure the ER doctor will have the surgical team see you.

    Best to you my friend. Keep me posted. I will be thinking of you!

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  • ~X( Sorry to hear you are in so much pain post op. Please go to ER if you can't get quick response from your surgeon's office. You shouldn't have to suffer -- get something to take the edge off so you can get some rest. :|

    Sending an angel O:) to watch over you and a >:D< hug from me to let you know someone cares about you.

    Please let us know how you're doing.

    Take care,

  • with raging back pain i was told to go home and see my doctor and that was after a 6 hour wait!
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