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tarsel tunnel syndrom

Posted by ed o n on 7/13/04 at 22:21 (155366)

Any body know a kick b--- attorney?
I have worked in cronic pain for the last 12 years, popping pain killer every 2-3 hours just to keep working. Eaten tylonal PMs 3 and 4 at a time just to sleep.
In 1989 I had tts sugary on both feet in 1992 I had surary on the left foot again, 10 weeks after that surgary I was put on pain medication for chronic pain. I got in this fine mess after walking over 10 miles a night on concrete. The company has paid for all the medication and surgerys since the start;But know that their Dr has put me out of work they say this is not jopb related. I have ended up in the hopital from heart problems they say were from tring to fight the pain and still work 10 hours a day. I put my feet down( not wieght bearing) for more then an hour then I have to lay down and take more pain pills. the Dr says the only way to releive this is to take a higher drug but they are all addictive. This is no way for a 51 year old to have to live. The medication for chronic pain makes me unaware of certain desires, causes me to not be able to function at a mentally sharp level, I can't do the simple things like keep the 5 acre yard top notch, cut wood for our winter heat, take long walks with my wife and dogs and most of all I can't just sit and enjoy company without having to have every body move to a different room just so I can lay down I feel like I 90 and sometimes feel like it would be easyer on everybody if I just went to sleep and never woke up again. I know my wife doesn't understand that she says I would be abanding her.
I have been to 16 drs in Michigan with no help just more drugs and maybe cutting the nerve and having to wear leg braces from her on out. This sure STINKS!!!!

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Informing 2 on 7/13/04 at 23:48 (155367)

I am not sure what type of attorney you are looking for. Are you looking for SS attorney or a malpractice attorney??

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Marty from SLC on 7/14/04 at 13:13 (155420)

Ed,

I read posts like your from time to time and I really feel for you and it makes me appreciate the blessings of the health that I still have though I'm not where I was 8 years ago, I too have chronic nerve pain.

You need to give us some background, what medication are you on, what have tried as far as medication, what kind of doctors you have seen. Are you going to a pain clinic? Have you been to a Mayo clinic? What kind of doctor did your second surgery and what did he go back in and do?

There are drugs out there for you that are not addivtive. I just read about one on the P/N board. http://www.neuropathy.org/ You can join for free, look for 'You may also join us as a general member without making a donation at this time. Link at the bottom of page 2 after you hit the join link.

If I were you I would post under the 'Treatments / Symptoms / Products theres more there who might have ideas.

Keep us posted

Best of wishes,

Marty

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ed o n on 7/14/04 at 20:46 (155465)

malpractice I think!

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ed o n on 7/14/04 at 22:19 (155472)

I have been on Zoloft for 12 years for the chronic pain. I am begining to think that I am immune to it as even though I take 150mg it doesn't touch the pain anymore.
I have been to a neuroligist 15 years ago that thought that we should sever the nerve and go for a leg brace as that would mean no pain. Went instead to get a second opinion, I have tried orthopidic surgon, 3 different physical therapy centers, The first surgaries were done be a hand surgon, at that time, other then the neurolgist they were the only office that treated TTS. I have been to a psychotrist. Pain management clinic tried Vioxx but that sent my blood pressure into orbit. They said I was doing as well as I could considering the pain I was in, but there was nothing else they could do.
The second surgary found that the nerve had not been fuly released and that the ankle was full of scar tissue, Probably from going back to working to soon after the first surgary. But that Dr had me return to work in a wheelchair in the middle of winter three weeks aftetr the surgary.

I would love to go to Mayo Clinic BUT I DOUTH that the workers comp people would allow that as they never allowed me to work to tolarance.
Thanks so much for your ideas I will check them out.

I see another specialist next Wendsday.
Ed

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Marty from SLC on 7/15/04 at 10:14 (155512)

Ed I really think you need to get help for the pain. At this point you might not be able to do anything about the nerve damage until you get the pain under control and then you can think better. There are many different meds you can try that are not that additive. Please visit the link and ask for help. http://www.neuropathy.org/ I'm not that knowledgeable about them so keep asking around. Keep coming here and asking for ideas on where to go for help.

Let us know how your next visit goes.

Good luck,

Marty

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marie on 7/15/04 at 20:54 (155568)

Oh my ed, I am certainly sorry to hear that you're in such pain. When your in pain it's so hard to function in the world around you. Pain takes over and it's difficult to focus on the beauty in the world around you. Life goes on but you're stuck in a body that constantly reminds you about your condition. Sometimes I wonder how the heck did I end up in this stupid body? The fact is that I can't make you feel physically better. All I can do is listen and be a friend who understands the blur of pain.

I remember one time I squatted down to pull a weed in my yard and was on the sofa for a week before I could crawl up the stairs again. I would suggest that if you don't have a cart get one. Hopefully insurance will cover it. Alot of folks have had great success with healing once they got off their feet. Just a suggestion.

Chances are you may never be the same person you were before tts......so figure out who you are now. If 5 acres is to much to care for you may want to consider changing homes. That 5 acres will be there long after you and I are gone.....but this is it for you and your family and that's a heck of alot more important. I used to have an immaculate yard and home. Ahhh I don't worry about it as much and now I have cool little terrariums. That's about the size yard I can handle now. Visit here as much as you wish and as often as needed.

I have a friend from Morroco. He's Berber actually....you know as in pirates. I so enjoy having him as a guest in my home. He always wants to celebrate with friends and family. I mean really likes to laugh and sing and drink and celebrate and sing a little more. It reminds me of my grandparents who were immigrants from Germany and Hungary. He doesn't understand why Americans spend so much time and energy on our homes and yards so they look just so. He told me last weekend family and friends now that's something to be grateful for and then we sang and danced and drank and ate and played games and you know what he's right.

best wishes marie

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Marty in SLC on 7/16/04 at 18:20 (155646)

great post marie......... it's hard to let go though but it must be done. This for some takes years, after 7 years I changed jobs. My wife mows the lawns and she does practically everything else too.

Ed a cart or scooter is a great idea. I know how hard it is to humble down to this level. I'm a big guy that lifted weights for years, I did karate for years and competed and won many tournaments, full contact. Now it all gone but you know what it doesn't matter. Until you can get the pain under control from help so you can start making medical decisions you need to start by cutting out everything that is making it worse. Mowing, etc.

Good luck,

Keep us posted

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ed o n on 7/19/04 at 16:32 (155866)

This is so hard depending on others for things I used to do.
Thanks for the ideas see the specialist on the 21st in the afternoon, maybe everyones ideas will help us determine the outcome here

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Marty from SLC on 7/20/04 at 13:18 (155922)

good luck ed, keep us posted

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Mike M. on 8/05/04 at 21:41 (157028)

I allso have TTS and Im about to runout of ideas. I've had all the test and X-rays that came back normal, went to a nerve doctor where they told me I had TTS. Had coustom insoles made for my shoes that didn't help. The last Dr. I went to in Birmingham, Al. Gave me a lace up ankle support that has straps that chirs cross around the bottom or my foot. This has kept me going the past several months. He allso injected my ankle but I don't think it's helped any. He won't do surgery because of what you said about the scar tissue makeing it worse instead of better. When I go to my chiropractor he does adjustments on my foot that helps it feel better for several days after the treatment. I've taught my son how to do it so I don't have to go back so often. He pull's on my foot to open up the passage way for the nerves. It get the best results when the joint pop's. Anyway,hang in there and don't give up. Their has to be a doctor out there somwhere that can help us.