Since my two three level lumbar surgeries I developed
neuropathy ‘like’ pain in my legs (I’m told it’s not neuropathy because that’s caused by diabetes) immediately after surgery #1 along with numbness and inability to feel anything with my feet
Osteoarthritis in my knees hips shoulders and elsewhere we’ll after surgery #2, so bad I got a cortisone shot in my knee which was preventing me from walking.
General fatigue lethargy heaviness and muscle pain randomly, but so much that I will have to lie down to sleep an episode off
Some kind of deep arthritis like pains in both feet about 3 months post op, 1 month after my feet inexplicably swelled to the size of sausages
Asthma that put me in the hospital and I’m still recovering - I have asthma but hadn’t had an attack since I was 8, now they are saying possible COPD or Fibrosis of some kind, lung or liver, possible pancreatic issues
My two lumbar surgical recoveries were horrible, lack of pain control after surgery #1 I felt like dying and difficult but finally numbed pain after surgery #2 three weeks later, but not before I took so many opiates - I thought I was dying before and after the increase in meds
Never once experienced any of these things except the childhood asthma, before surgery #1
Has anyone heard of major surgery triggered symptoms/ diseases (arthritis, autoimmune etc) by surgery ?
I have barely played dr google because of another thread here, thanks William, but have asked my PM and PCP and they’ve never heard of anything (both attributing my symptoms to side effects from medications, too many to list here or old age, yeah I’m late 50s old)