Last year in February I had a TKR on my right knee. Right before my surgery they placed 12 nerve blocks in the front of my hip and thigh and 12 in the back on my hip and thigh. My surgery started at noon and a little after 4pm I was in my room. That night around 8:00pm, my left entire leg and hip started hurting like crazy. I was literally in so much pain that I was awake all night. The nurse called my doctor and he ordered a pain medicine, a pain shot and then the nurse had me to push my PCP. The PCP contained demoral of which I am highly allergic to. However, I was given a choice either demoral or morphine and I show high allergic reaction to both. When the surgeon came in the next morning to check on me, he responded by saying I was experiencing surgery rebound pain on my left side. He stated every thing he did to the right side I felt all the way down on my left. Has any one else experienced this phenomenon???
I thought I answered this last night, but may have neglected to hit the right button to get it posted. Anyway, this sounds really wrong somehow. Have you looked at your leg to make sure they did the right instead of the left? This has happened so many times tis not funny. Maybe they did somethign when they did the nerve block. I had surgery in April, & had a never block because I am so tolerant of pain meds. I was told it would last for 24 to 48 hours. Well, guess what ? It only lasted about 8 hours, & had to get another the next morning. It only lasted 6 hours. I would ask to speak to the anestesiologist that gave you the nerve block. When I had my second, they used an instrument with electric power to find the right nerve to inject. I was injected in 3 places to make sure the correct nerves to my whole hand & wrist were numb. The first block this wasn't done. Let us know how you are doing. This is indeed a strange one...
I know this was posted a long time ago but this is so not normal!!! It sounds like you may have already been in the beginning stage of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) now being called complex regional.pain syndrome (CRPS) many drs and.nurses don't even know.what it is depending on their speciality and region they live in it can be made worse by procedures and also can spread as mirror image to other limb or even a different part of the body and unfortunately even systemic the best way of managing it is immediately diagnosing it and aggressive immediate treatments also in this case no pain no gain is positively inaccurate the furthest from the truth period it usually will change color of skin be cold or hot compared to rest of body and feel like its burning on fire as well as swelling with pitting edema
always insist on tests and specialists when you know something is wrong noone
knows your body or your
feelings better than you when you know something is wrong or not right do not take no.for an.answer or let anyone tell you its.all in your head (just because they don't what it is) you know you they don't hope this helps someone out there best of luck and prayers for your health
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