At the VA, I had surgery to have a BAHA (bone anchored hearing apparatus). It was screwed into the right side of my head right behind my ear. Therefore, I laid on my left side during all of this procedure. The it was just suppose to take less than an hour for the surgery. They had a hard time intabating me.. my surgery took over 5 hours. When I finally came to, in the recovery room, left side of both ankle s and the left side of my calves were stolen and look like they had a chemical burn under my skin. It was then, that I had the horrible feeling, a tingling burning excruciating wave of stinging and burning pain in both lower legs and feet, neuropathy, my guesting to you have you ever heard of this? It was day surgery, I was the first one there, at 6 AM, and the last to leave, 6:15PM. I have never felt pain like that before. My ankles and calves were so swolen, my wife and I thought that my skin was going to split wide open. Still, they sent me home. The next day, I had to go to the ER at a local hospital because the swelling was worse and my skin was very tight. The pain was unbearable. Now I have painful neuropathy to live with. My question to you is have you ever heard of this happening to anyone? People think I am making this up, including the VA. I had never had neuropathy before in my life. I was and am still a diabetic, so this does not help pain.
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