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I got hit in the sternum with a On-Q Pump that was put around my neck a day after total knee replacement on 11/9/17. X-rays & CT scans showed nothing but it is still profoundly painful. I have fibromyalgia including Costochondral JCTS-2nd bitaterally. I see my Ortho doctor 11/29. What can I tell him to convince him of the severity of this pain. I can't hold myself up on a walker to help with the healing of my knee.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling or bruising, just instant pain to the slightest touch and inability to lower myself on my back.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He knows about the fibromyalgia, the osteoprosis (fractured T-10 a year ago) and the back, hand, knee osteoarthritis. This pain in my chest, however is new.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

I am sure he would understand the severity of pain. Injuries on chest wall / cage are significantly painful as there is constant movement due to breathing. Healing too is thus relatively delayed. Also there may be tenderness also due to injury which too gauge the severity of the pain.

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