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Ive been to the doctor now. Got lyrica for the pains now. We will find out if that works.
Hope it gets better for you!Hey @Sjukan My leg won't support my weight either and I am on week ten. I now use a wheelchair if we are going shopping. It's a real nuisance and my surgeon thinks it will take six to nine months to recover. Please don't feel sad but I totally understand why you would. My doctor has just increased my Pregabalin to 75mg. My nerve pain is no longer really angry but still enough to keep me awake. The pregabalin takes a few weeks to work but is starting to give me some relief
What did they say? Was it completely cut or just bruised?It's nerve damage. My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. The pain for the first 8 weeks was unbelievable until the Pregabalin started to take effect
So you also have foot drop like me? No movement with the foot at all? =(The surgeon told me that it might have been compressed or stretched. It definitely wasn't cut and will eventually heal. My leg is numb from the knee down but I do get strange buzzing sensations in the front of my thigh when I am tired. He is a very very experienced surgeon and was horrified to hear of the damage. I almost feel sorry for him as it is a huge black mark against him
I don't have any movement in my actual foot. I had thought the nerve was mending as I was able to lift it a little but the surgeon says it is just that the muscles in my leg are getting stronger. The nerve damage hasn't improved and I have to lift up my leg with my hand.o you also have foot drop like me? No movement with the foot at all? =(
Or is it numb with movement?
Thats horrible =(I don't have any movement in my actual foot. I had thought the nerve was mending as I was able to lift it a little but the surgeon says it is just that the muscles in my leg are getting stronger. The nerve damage hasn't improved and I have to lift up my leg with my hand.
Ive now completed the nerve test. They said its nerve damage and it will take 1-2 years to recover. If it does at all...Hi @Sjukan
I had sensations like those you describe during recovery but of course I didn't have the femoral nerve issue so don't know if this is an appropriate comparison.
I do hope you feel things are improving!
When are you scheduled for a recheck with your OS?
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