Thirteen years ago,had small spot removed from my left lung.Was an old Pneumonia scar.Within two weeks,started having pain..Within the year had Ganglionectomies T-4 through T-8,I guess to relieve pain.It did not work. Here it is 13 years later and gradually I have become nearly disabled.Been running to every kind of Doctor there is,plus the Emergency rooms with this Chronic Neuropathy,as they put it.The have tried everything from Accupunture to Tens Machines,you name it,I've had it.No pain Meds help. My stomach is bloated out and I look 9 months pregnant.I have lost 30 pounds in 4 months.Am constipated from pills,I assume.Have a "raw Sore Pressure" pushing up under my left breast so hard it cuts my breathing short and I am on oxygen.I have had a Colonscopy.They said normal,but I do think this has something to do with the bloating.So sore,can't be touched.Am partly numb,but feel the soreness through the numbness..This pressure never stops,and pushes from under left breast clear through to the left of my old incision in my back.Please help.I can't handle the pain much longer.Am on Norco,but it barely takes the edge off the pain.They did use 152 Titanium ,hair fine Staples in my lung that do not show up in Xrays.The Docs won't believe this,but I had an allergist tape these very Staples on my arm and broke out.They all say ,NO WAY...I still think when I told them not to use Staples,I wish they hadn't,as they won't believe I could be allergic to them.I do as most of this pain seems to be where these Staples could be.They don't dissolve and have had them 13 years.Is there a test for the Staples?Please help.I am desperate.. Arlene in OregonView Thread
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