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made the mistake of trusting

I had neck surgery two months ago. A fusion and spinal cord decompression. The sold it to me after pointing out all the "bad stuff" in my MRI. And telling me the horrible stories of what would happen if I did not have surgery. Now 2 months post op, after being told how much BETTER I was gonna feel, I am multiple times worse off than before surgery. My hands and feet are numb, I am in terrible pain constantly, and had to stop the pain meds because my body wouldn't tolerate them. I go to work every day in pain, just to maintain my job and health insurance, but haven't been able to last a whole day yet. Every time I tell them these things they simply say aw, it'll get better, then hit me for another Co pay. I told my wife, I'm not going to let them make another dime if of what they've done to me. I walked in, with neck discomfort, and a smile, and two months later can hardly walk at all. My neck is now rigid and painful.  I feel like such a fool that i've been taken advantage of for $$, and feel my best course of action may be the bridge over a local river.  At least the pain would stop. 
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Comments

  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 757
    Get thee to a new doctor!

  • SooveritSooverit Finger Lakes region of NYPosts: 460
    Hi there, longnkrnch,

    So sorry to hear you are having so much pain. Pain sucks. It's terrible to hear you are now in much more pain than before your surgery, and to that you feel you were bamboozled :(

    I agree with ellen. Find a new doctor asap. Hang in there. Use this as a place to purge the feelings and get the support you need through these difficult times. 

    Take care,
    Sara :) 
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Hello longnkrnch !
    Welcome to Spine-Health
    Please click on link for helpful information!
    Sue
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Hello....
    Ive never been a candidate for surgery, but I'm thinking two mo this post op is not all that much time.
    It seems they should be able to manage your painful symptoms better, though.

    Hang in there!
     
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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