Anxious and Terrified After Surgical Complication
Hello. I am a 36-year-old, wife of 7 years, currently working full time. Three months ago, I had a bunion removed from my left foot. The surgery consisted of a nerve block and general anesthesia. I had no problems until about a month ago. I had numbness (or maybe a mild loss of sensation) on the front of my left leg. No pain, no impact on my mobility. My surgeon indicated that I may have nerve damage from the nerve block. He prescribed a medical food that contains folate, B12, and curcumin. About 2 1/2 weeks ago, I started experiencing a swollen feeling in my left leg that comes and goes. I’ve also experienced tingling, cold tingling, minor burning sensations, and a shooting pain in my inner left ankle. All of these symptoms are brief and do not last very long, but they happen throughout the day. This week, I’ve started feeling like water is dripping on both legs. When the sensations were only in my left leg, I was okay. Now that the sensations have moved to my other leg, I’m very concerned and scared. I have a neurologist appointment on Monday and I’m a nervous wreck. Has anyone out there had a similar experience after regional anesthesia? I feel so alone. Thanks for any insight and thanks for reading this post.