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Before the surgery, the pain was only a "shooting pain" down the back of my left leg, passed my knee into my lower leg and even into my foot. After surgery the pain is now in my lower back, left buttock, down the front and side of my thigh, into my knee. My knee, hip, and left groin hurt so bad; like I said the pain is indescribable, but if I had to compare it to something, it feels like someone is poking my thigh and lower back with an ice pick, although I've never been stabbed with an ice pice before, so I'm guessing that's what it feels like.
My entire left side of my body, from my lower back down is PAIN. I have been on Norco 10/325 but not since April 2012. I was also on Vicodin 10/325, but after devoping a severe thrombosed hemmorhoid in Nov. 2011, I stopped taking Vicodin and I haven't had a issue with hemorrhoids after that. I changed my diet completely since. I drink a ton of water and I make sure I have fiber in every meal I eat. I was also prescribed Lidocaine Patches about 8 months ago, but I hardly ever use them now because they don't work anymore.
At night I take 400mg of Seroquel, 15mg Rameron, 10-20mg Ambien, and .5 - 2 mg Klonopin (for my PTSD) and what used to make me sleep like a baby, nowI cannot sleep for more than 2-3 hours with this type of pain.
I am under the care of a surgeon, who performed the surgery on my back. I like the man a lot, but he has often claimed over the past several weeks "a couple more weeks until you feel better." I am not feeling better. In fact, I think the pain is getting worse.
I do nothing all day but lay on the couch or lay in bed, unless I take the dog out for 5 minutes, get up to make something to eat, or do some of my exercises. This back pain is ruining my life!
What can I do?