Pain in thigh when standing,

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started yesterday. 

If if I sit down, when I stand up, the left thigh gets a crippling pain throb down the back of it in 3 pulses, then gone! 

Im post op 8 days microdisectomy l5/s1. Anything to worry about? Might call nurses at hospital tomorrow. 

 

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    Hi

    Yeah probably best to call the hospital just to be on the safe side, how's the pain? Have you been able to lower your pain meds and what do you take?? I'm due for surgery on Friday 5 th Feb but I'm having fusion surgery done and hope to lower the meds after as can't cope with taking all these pills, especially the morphine 😞

    All the best with your recovery

    Kathy 😀

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      Hi Kathy,

      pain is fine. Bit bruised from the op but the future is bright! 

      I had had an accident yesterday whereby I forgot to take my tablets (don't need them just to get out of bed!) so I ended up taking half the dose I normally do!! That was now yesterday morning, I'm still on half the dose. Bit harder to move and a bit of pain coming through how but I don't care, I'm stopping these dam tablets. I want a drink at my wedding in 6 months!!!

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      Hi Katwich, have yoy had surgery before and where are they doing the fusion.  Sorry for asking so many questions.

      Also who is the surgeon and hospital.  When I come back too the uK I am going to try to get going with a fusion but they won't do one i spain.

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      EE James, sounds like you are getting better, slowly slowly wins the race remember.

      Glad that you have reduced the medication that looks like a positive side. Just remember your wedding then don;t do anything daft. Yes I would like a drink, people keep on bringing round booze and nowhere to put it.  Usually our friends bring a bottle too which is usually good stuff.  I don;t know whether you can get this, but Falleras its brewed Vicente Gandia in Spain.  Its Lovely, I can't drink either but had a glass over xmas.... I am on Tramadol Paracetamol and Lyrica.

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      I drank when on tramadol as it wouldn't do anything! Had 3 pints of ale and a glass of port. Still didn't have any effect! That's when doc transferred me to morphine.
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      Crickey (although I haven't said that) my sciatica today has been the worst its been and hardly done anything although we did go for a lovely walk yesterday - up a little mountain but was stepping onto cobbles all the time should have put me boots on ha ha.  Don't want to go onto morphine but then I will have this for the rest of my life. I am going to ask him if he will give me some cortisone injections.  Thats if I see who I want to see.  I am gunning for this lot - the second appointment was for a spine injection and I don't know the bloke on receiption just went on tapping the flipping the computer - I walked out.  So i will be saying something about that - happened about 2 years ago.

      But have had all this in the UK I was counting up this morning I have had 5 spinal pain injections and I paid for 1 £7,000. I only take 38% of the tablet the rest is paracetamol but I can't sleep, it really affected me. So hoping not to have mophine.

      How are you today?

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      Hi enna1

      I haven't had surgery like this fusion before but like you I have had 2 cortisone injections, 2 epidural blocks, and 2 nerve deviations on the left side.

      I had my surgery yesterday (5/2/16) I had left sacroiliac joint fusion and I was allowed home today (6/2/16) it was very painful on waking up in recovery , my pain meds are 40mg zomorphe 2x daily, 150mg pregabalin in the morning, 300mg pregabalin in the evenings, 400mg nurofen 3x a day, I also have naproxen on standby and I'm also supposed to be on anti-depression tablets but don't like taking them.

      I had my surgery under consultant Mr Mark Thomas at frimley park hospital in Surrey , I had all the usual stuff like 2 years of pain clinic, physio,acupuncture , tens machine, spine manipulation, and more scans than I care to remember, it was only when they did a spect scan that they found out what was wrong.

      I hope the information I have given is of some help to you as I know what it's like to suffer excruciating pain ever day.

      Wishing you all the best

      Kathy

      XxX

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      They say they are anti depressants but they work on your brain and are receptors to what injury your body has.  So I read.  Sacroiliac joint i once thought that was I had but it wasn't.  From what I have read its not a usual fusion. 

      Hope you get well very soon, be careful what you do, don't feel guilty not doing things and as someone always says on the ADRSupportUK web site, slowly wins the race.  I am sure you will be better soon.  Lucky you though !!!

       

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      Thanks enna1 and yes what I had done is very unusual they have only been doing this for 3 years in the UK as it was never heard of before, they did think it was the disc but it was only found out due to that scan I had, and anti depressants are also a nerve blocker so it makes your body react to injury like you said.

      Let's hope you get yourself sorted out soon and yes I will be taking it very easy as I can undo all the work he has done so will be resting for a long time I think lol

      Best wishes

      Kathy

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      Good for you, yes thats how I looked at the ops I had but perhaps the first one I had I did over due it but I know for a fact the surgeon didn't know much about the operation and the company rep was standing in the theatre with him.

      How did I know?   Well when i saw the surgeon he said he would do either Inspace of X Stop which are sort of wedges that jack your spine up. I got friendly with the rep for X Stop (in fact he lives in Valencia by coincidence) this was before we came to Spain so I knew all sorts of silly things like titanium is made near Fleetwood - yep.   Nice bloke so I thought I would do it for the manufactorers of Inspace and the rep told me that some surgeons are not quite profficient in doing the op so they stand in.   And, I think that is what happened to me, he didn't know how to apply the "widget" as it was out within weeks.

      When I went to the drs, she went through all sorts of things, piriiformus, and the sacroiliac joint - I don't know how the PCT works in areas but there wasn't a decent surgeon in Cumbria (don't know why) and she used to try and dissuade me from any operation.

      Put your feet up and think of England lol.  All the best Anne

       

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    Hi james

    That is strange because about November(4 months post surgery) I started to get throbbing in my hip and groin area, almost like a heart beat pulse but with pain. It has eased a bit now.

    I also had about 8 days post surgery a throb down my shin, I had to get out of bed to walk to alleviate it, it lasted for a week and went. I think because you have had surgery so recently there is still a lot of inflammation and nerve settling down.

    I know it is worrying but call the specialist nurses at the Walton and just have a chat with them. I do suspect it is things settling after the op.Do not forget that your back will have been through quite a bit of truama during the op. so I guess its not unusual?

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