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I saw the surgeon a few days ago. What a colossal waste of time. First 2 residents came in Neither one had a laptop, tablet or even a file with them. I always bring a med list and surgery list with me. They made no notes on the computer in the room about my pain, or questions I asked. They never touched my incision or even got close to it. Only thing they did was have me lift my leg up, I was sitting in a straight chair. Then try to pull it back under the chair. I told them my pain is between a 6-8 every day, even tho I go to PT 3 times a week and do my at home exercise. It is numb on the sides of my incision on one side and painful on the other. Back of my knee hurts and where my knee bends in the back. I can do stretching exercises and it feels pretty good, walk around the room and the whole leg tightens up so bad I can't bend my knee without it feeling like the skin is ripping. I ice it, wall, stretch it, get on the NuSTEP and it just goes back to swelling. I was given 5 325 of Norco right after surgery . . . A major surgery and thats what I get. and upped to 10 325 when I ended up in his office 2 weeks later in excruciating pain . The interns leave , the surgeon comes in and says "Lets see what you can do". I lift my leg again. He says it looks like 100. That's good for 4 weeks. I tell him about my pain and pain on my leg. He REDUCES my Norco to 5. I asked him how my surgery went, I wanted to know what exactly he did. He says, I fixed it. Does anyone else have all the pain in the leg BESIDES the knee?? I live for the ice. Pt says I am doing great but it sure does not seem like it. Not sleeping from pain. Any ideas or advice? Thanks!!!
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