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2 Days Post Op and not doing well



  • how are things today?
  • My incision feels slightly better but my nerve pain in my leg feels about the same. I called my doctor's office today. He's out of town but his partner (who doesn't know anything about me) thinks a steroid pack with solve the problem so he called it in. I also told him that some of the blisters had attached themselves to the gauze and asked what to do. He said I have to rip the blisters off and get the gauze off of there *easy for him to say*. Needless to say, I ripped the blisters off and removed the gauze. It hurt like heck but it's all done now.
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  • It is not uncommon to be allergic to the anesthesia or any of the drugs they gave you honestly). But since you say that your headache was post-op, I would think that it is an allergy. Even if you never have had a reaction before, you can acquire one over time.

    Be sure you tell your doctor about it and notify any other doc when surgery is involved by saying "I MAY have had an allergenic reaction to anesthesia." -- The doctor will ask you to explain and adjust your treatment accordingly.

    As for a dural leak / tear... I doubt it if you do not still have a headache, memory problems, balance issues, nausea, etc. Additionally, a dural tear, if big enough, will infect and cause great pain in the area. The reason for the pain is that the spinal fluid and disk fluid do not get along well and cause inflamation and nerve pain.

    Best Wishes
  • Yeah i agree with the others, the severe headache is probably from that leak..

    As for back pain.. I had SEVERE SEVERE like i couldnt even talk speak breath backpain for about 2 weeks after my operation (double laminectory/microdiscetomy on l4/5 disk)..

    Basically if i moved wrong or used the muscles in my lower back at all it would send shooting pains throughout my entire body.

    So i think that backpain you are having is normal.. just give it time to heal and it will get better.

    hope that helps a bit!
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