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Yuck. That looks so painful. Man. That's horrible.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:11 PM
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It is. I knew nothing about it before. So imagine having that, the feeling of a sledge hammer hitting your spine after walking 200 ft, and your abs burning. That's pretty much my daily struggle. I most likely will never work again. It sucks
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My saga continues. Now it's a combination of things.

1. My medications are all messed up. My doctor wanted me to try a new medication a few months ago. It didn't work out too well for pain control and actually made my crps worse. So he wanted me to stop it. I tried twice. Each time I stopped after only a few days I had severe withdrawals. Dizzy. Lightheaded. Nausea. Vomiting. Ringing in my ears. A sense of vertigo.

2. Being on the medication alleviates the above but causes the crps to flare up worse than before. I literally had to either sit or lay down in tears all weekend at camp. Saturday, I could barely walk 20 feet. It sucks. If you're squeamish don't scroll down. Within 10 seconds my foot looked like this. And lasted for hours.
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Oh my!
Something needs to be done about that.
Doesn't look right at all.
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I agree. It's sadly a part of having crps. Picture the most severe cramp or Charlie horse you've experienced and times that by 10.
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OMG, that looks horrible. Geez louise. I feel for ya man. Ouch x 10.
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Bad news is I had a nasty flare up again tonight. Good news is that my pain program I've been involved in has really helped with the mental aspect of pain and the different ways of blocking out the pain.
And that has helped me turn a 4 hour flare up into an hour one. It still hurt like an SOB but I can mediate and take my mental focus off that and focus solely on my breathing.
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I'm still getting these painful spasms and flares. Feels like its on fire and freezing at the same time. Only thing is now, they happen any time of the day and without warning. Before, I was only getting them in the evening. It makes things very difficult as I never know when it will flare and have to be prepared to drop everything and be out of commission for an hour minimum.

That picture is from last night. That lasted an hour before I could straighten it then it burned for another 2 hours.
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So I talked about my surgery in another thread. My last hernia repair was a nightmare from the getgo at the hospital. This time the hospital stay was much better aside from a couple of episode's with ignorant nurses. Even then, my personal care nurses were great. The first problem I had was when only minutes after being brought to my room, i was in so much pain from being transferred from the stretcher to the bed that I had to throw up into the closest thing around which was a wash basin. At the same time, my foot and leg were flared up like above. To make matters worse, a nurse came in and totally disregarded my condition and shoved a needle into my arm while I was throwing up.

I normally have good blood pressure with it being somewhere around 120/75. While in the hospital, it consistently stayed in the 160/100 range. It did come down eventually.

The surgery was supposed to be a simple hernia repair with one main smaller incision over the hernia and two for the cameras. When he got in there he discovered that my entire original incision line from the accident 3 years ago was about to pop into a massive hernia. Change of plans. One HUGE mesh inserted then stitched to the abdominal wall all over. That meant several cut sites all over to get in and sew the mesh to my muscle so it doesn't move. Then staple each cut shut. Some cuts were bigger than others requiring more staples. Lots of swelling also accompanied it. Staples come out friday. In the meantime I'm barely moving around and hurting.
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Man, that looks painful. Best wishes & prayers for a fast recovery. I feel for ya man.
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Thanks doc. I didn't think things could be worse than my horror story recovery from the last surgery in 2017. The recovery on this one is hopefully going to be less complicated and infection free. But more painful. Last year the pain was in one general area. This year my entire abdomen is in pain. It hurts. Oh and if I see anything funny on tv laughing is almost unbearable.
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. Oh and if I see anything funny on tv laughing is almost unbearable.
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Still hurting big time. Stress is through the roof today. Depositions with lawyers where I have to basically relive the day of my accident from the time I wake up till what I remember. Also pointing out everything I can't do and how it's affected my life and my family's life.
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I'm moving around much better now. My abs still burn like hell. So far so good though. My first hernia operation was closed with stitches and eventually opened up when it became infected. This time he used staples. They come out tomorrow thankfully. They burn and pull.
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Glad you’re getting around better. Getting the staples out will be a great improvement!
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Yes. I made it back to sleeping in bed again after a week of the chair. So I'm making gains.
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Most staples are out now. He left a few on the main incision for a couple more weeks to hold things together
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Yes. But he did try removing a couple staples from the main incision however it immediately stared opening up.
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Yes. But he did try removing a couple staples from the main incision however it immediately stared opening up.
Oops, sounds like the main incision will be stapled a while longer.
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