Has anybody else experienced nerve damage to their thighs as a result of radical thrachelectomy & pelvic lymph node removal?
I had my surgery on 2 July 2014 and since waking from the anaesthetic I have had a bi-lateral loss of sensation and very painful thighs. I am currently under the care of the pain clinic who are performing nerve blocks and we are now looking at radiofrequency ablation to manage the pain.
I wondered if anybody else has experienced such side effects and what treatment plan they had followed. I am currently taking 200mg of Pregabalin 3 times a day to help mask the pain. The tablets make me very tired and the pain is making me feel fed up. Holding down a full time job is exhausting. I am so lucky to now be cancer free but I am angry & upset that I am left in constant pain to the point where I cannot bare it for my fiance to touch my thighs. I flinch away from his touch. It is heartbreaking.
My GP has not been much help and wants to treat me for depression. I don't feel I am depressed just really p*ssed off! I want back the life I had 12 months ago. I was happy, active and loving life. I am angry the cancer has pulled the rug out from under me. Getting on top of the pain will help me put last year behind me and I can get excited about the future.
Any help, advice or tips anyone could give me would be very much appreciated. Thank you xx