I love reading all of the horror stories on this site and it is like a car wreck you have to keep looking even when you want to turn your head away. i can relate and so can most people in chronic pain. well i was reading a post about disographies and the pain it caused. well to be self serving, i can up the pain level up about a thousand fold. i hope you enjoy.
i had what was once called a lasar discography. they used to use a lasar to cut your disc so one does not have to have a fusion. my pain dr felt i was an excellent candidate. well to make a story short. i laid on the gurney for about 3 hours because someone forgot the lasar. when they found it, they had to calibrate it which took some more time. well 4 hours later, they put me out and i was counting sheep when all of a sudden i felt a buring sensation that felt like a torch in my back. well the anathesia dr was smoking a cigarette or something and did not monitor me. i woke up in the middle of the surgery when they were cutting my disc with a lasar. i heard the dr say well no big deal because we are almost done. the dr told me i was screaming during surgery but said it was a good thing that i could not remember screaming. i told him very politely that sorry i was awake and heard everything and what was worse, i felt every;ting. he did not say a thing, he left and i went home. reminds me of th etime i was on a plane landing and they hit the runway very hard and broke the plane. as we walked out a passenger told the pilot on the way out, nice landing. the pilot just looked down and did not say a thing
anyone have a similar incident?
well ouch i am awake
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.