Can Someone PLEASE HELP ME Pain from Discectomy?
I was a perfectly healthy 42 yr old Woman as of last sept, 2011. I started having difficulties going to the restroom, both bowels and bladder. Ended up with a catheter for over a month and crazy things happening. Massive abdominal distention, bigger than when I gave birth to any of my 4 kids. 6 weeks later, I went to stand up and had total paralysis of my legs. I had an emergency discectomy spinal fusion c4 c7. Regained use of legs and eventually able to stop cathing myself. As soon as I got home from hospital I got shingles. The pain was excruciating. I also has nerve damage to my eye (Horners) and my right eye barely opens and need surgically repaired. NOW, I have been hospitalized 2x more for crazy things. Massive edema, and the most EXCRUCIATING pain in my right shoulder blade. 4 kids naturally and I would have a baby every day to get rid of this pain. Drs say its not related to my surgery. Now my joints, knees, hands have blown up. I have massive night sweats, completely soaking bed 2x night at least, nausea all day no reliefe from anti nause meds. I can not move for probably first 3hrs of the day. Crawling. I cant take care of my 2 small kids. Went to a different spine Dr. than the one that did my surgery. They did Mri of shoulder and said Polymyalgia but blood test said not the case. I am as of last week om 60 Mg of prednisone which for the first 2 days I felt better. Now, nothing. The pain meds ( Dilauded) dont begin to help. I have done and seen everyone. Rheumatologist cant get me in for over 3 months. I cannot live with this pain. It has been 8 months and Im homebound. Cant wear shoes, clothes. 30 Lbs weight gain in a week. Nobody can help or even has a clue. I am not able to do this much longer. I simply cant. Anybody have any kind of ideas or thoughts??????PLEASE. I feel like the surgery opened a whole new can of worms. I was paralyzed before but I would even take that over this.