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PattiCakes67PPattiCakes67 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in New Member Introductions
Ok, first...I am not sure how to work these forums as I have never been on one. Let me know if I did this wrong. I came to this site looking for answers because I have the sneaking suspicion that my doc thinks I have lost my mind! I had PLIF on 4-5 two weeks ago today. My back actually feels really good (except when I first get up in the middle of the night). The bizarre thing is that the top of my right foot constantly has that feeling your skin gets when you freeze in the snow and it starts to warm up. (Sorry, not sure how else to describe that). It occasionally invites my calf to participate in the party! Does it get better? Is it a blood clot? Is it nerve damage?

I don't know if I was suppose to put these questions here, but am not sure how to work it all.



  • Welcome to Spine-Health. You're doing just fine with your post. Looks like you're a natural.

    It might be a good idea to call your surgeon and talk about what's happening with your foot. It might be normal, or he might want to see you soon to take a look.

    Any time anythings strange happens during recovery, it's a good idea to contact your doctor - it may be nothing, but it's always more comforting to hear it from the powers that be.

    I'm glad you found us, not happy about your spine problems, but know we're here to help you get through recovery and dealing with any issues that crop up.

    Take care and please keep us posted.
  • Thanks for the quick reply. I called my doctor's office and they said it would "most likely" go away. I hope they are correct!
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,587

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    dont worry about which forum or how you start to make your posts. it does take some time to get used to any online forum. for help in navigating or just using this forum, take a look at our frequently asked questions (you can click on the faq below my name).
    after you have spinal surgery, or really almost any surgery, you are bound to have feelings that just do not seem normal. with spinal surgeries, especially if there are any nerves involved, you may get some strange feelings. i've taken the approach if those feelings last more than a couple of days, its time to call my doctor.
    your piece of mind is what is most important to you, so when in doubt contact your doctor. in the meantime, we can try to help the best we can
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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