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I was diagnosed with TOS about three months ago after years of going from doctor to doctor to figure out where the severe shoulder and neck pain was coming from. On May 3rd (almost 6 weeks ago) I had first rib resection on my right side, along with a scalenectomy and brachial plexus neurolysis. I am still taking percocets every four hours because the second they wear off I am in intense pain. The pain is both behind my scapula and goes into my arm pit, as well as the front side directly under and around the incision which is right above my collar bone. My question for people that have had this surgery, is this pain normal? It feels like my shoulder is getting ripped off of my body. Especially the scapula pain, it's enough to bring me to tears. I need to return to work within the next week and I'm completely dreading it. Any words of wisdom or similar experiences out there? I'm going crazy and I don't want to be on pain medication forever!
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