Almost five years ago I had to have a noid removed and had thoracic surgery. As a result I now have nerve damage to my right side and chest. During my follow up exams I expressed my concerns about the server pain, numbness, tingling,ect that is associated with it. I was told that it should get better as time goes on. After about a year of complaining I was refered to a pain clinic. After several blocks and being terated with narcodics I realized what was becoming of me and got off the narcodics and went thru what I thought were some bad times, to put it very mildly, for 2 more years till something had to give. I now find myself beck in pain management on narcodics with the usual injections and am being told that this is now the way it will be.
As of now life prety much is nothing more than lame, I work as I can, Income cut to 1/4 of what it was, kids dont really know the real me (one is 4yrs old) ect.
Question is: I have given this what I feel is more than enough time to heal. I have given doctors every opertunity to see if they can help. Do I have any case against the original surgen or have I been put off long enough, being told it would clear up, so that time has ran out?
Thanks in advance for any responces and I hope this post might help others as well.