Anxious and Terrified After Surgical Complication

Posted by klro0001 @klro0001, Sep 21, 2019

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.

Liked by Lisa Lucier

@klro0001 – Thank you for sharing how your appointment went with us. It is hard waiting. I remember waiting 3 months for an appointment with a neurologist and then I had to cancel it because of icy roads in the winter so waited an additional 3 weeks for the appointment. Good luck and think positive!

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@lorirenee1

Very good. Keep up with the walking and healing messages. I also bought a foot massager. I like it, but do not love it, because most of my neuropathy is in my toes, and the machine does not do a great job on the toes. But generally, for the whole foot, it is ok. I would love to try to buy another machine, but they are expensive. Anyway, keep telling your brain to stop sending pain messages. My very best to you….Lori Renee

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@lorirenee1 thank you Lori Renee. Just wanted to provide an update on the foot massager I mentioned. It is from Med massager and has a vibrating platform. It arrived today so it is too soon to give a complete review but I can say it does relieve the burning sensations in my feet. I thought of what you said about your machine not doing a great job on your toes. This machine has a bar at the top of the platform that you can wrap your toes around which provides the toes with a massaging benefit. This unit was pretty pricey but I ordered it based on the many positive reviews I read. Thought I would mention it in case you may want to look into it at some point.

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@sunny2

@lorirenee1 thank you Lori Renee. Just wanted to provide an update on the foot massager I mentioned. It is from Med massager and has a vibrating platform. It arrived today so it is too soon to give a complete review but I can say it does relieve the burning sensations in my feet. I thought of what you said about your machine not doing a great job on your toes. This machine has a bar at the top of the platform that you can wrap your toes around which provides the toes with a massaging benefit. This unit was pretty pricey but I ordered it based on the many positive reviews I read. Thought I would mention it in case you may want to look into it at some point.

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@suuny2 Is the foot massager you bought anywhere on line? I would love to see it and look at reviews if there are any. I need a machine that really deeply massages the toes, more than anything else. Do you think your machine really gets to those toes? I definitely want to see it, and would buy another foot massager if I thought it would help!!! Get back to me if you can. Thanks a bunch, Lori

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@lorirenee1

@suuny2 Is the foot massager you bought anywhere on line? I would love to see it and look at reviews if there are any. I need a machine that really deeply massages the toes, more than anything else. Do you think your machine really gets to those toes? I definitely want to see it, and would buy another foot massager if I thought it would help!!! Get back to me if you can. Thanks a bunch, Lori

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I was just looking at the Med Massager. I used to have a cheaper brand and stopped using it because it didn't help much. The Med Massager looks to be much better. Costco has them for $199 and has a video from the manfacturer and some reviews from their customers here: https://www.costco.com/MedMassager-Foot-Massager.product.100406209.html

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@lorirenee1

@suuny2 Is the foot massager you bought anywhere on line? I would love to see it and look at reviews if there are any. I need a machine that really deeply massages the toes, more than anything else. Do you think your machine really gets to those toes? I definitely want to see it, and would buy another foot massager if I thought it would help!!! Get back to me if you can. Thanks a bunch, Lori

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@lorirenee1 I ordered the massager through Amazon — this is the model,
MedMassager MMF06 11 Speed Foot Massager
There are lots of reviews. I can definitely feel it in my toes but it’s difficult for me to say if it would be considered a deep massage. However, I have only used it once at the lowest setting so there is more experimenting to be done.

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@sunny2

@lorirenee1 I ordered the massager through Amazon — this is the model,
MedMassager MMF06 11 Speed Foot Massager
There are lots of reviews. I can definitely feel it in my toes but it’s difficult for me to say if it would be considered a deep massage. However, I have only used it once at the lowest setting so there is more experimenting to be done.

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@sunny2 Thanks so much for taking the time to give me all of this information. It is so appreciated! Good luck experimenting with your machine. It does take many attempts to find what is best for you. I am going on Amazon to check out your machine!!! Thanks again, Lori Renee

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@johnbishop

I was just looking at the Med Massager. I used to have a cheaper brand and stopped using it because it didn't help much. The Med Massager looks to be much better. Costco has them for $199 and has a video from the manfacturer and some reviews from their customers here: https://www.costco.com/MedMassager-Foot-Massager.product.100406209.html

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John, thanks so much! Gonna check it out! Lori

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