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mbeckoff
03-02-2011, 01:36 PM
I fell this morning after my left leg gave out. I am in more pain than I have been. Should I call my surgeon or wait until I see him in 2 weeks?

Melissa

mgs
03-02-2011, 02:43 PM
No one would ever tell you not to, but I might give it till tomorrow,early, just to see if you're better by then. My experience is that, whether it's a fall or a sinus headache, doctors' offices seem to always want you to give it a day before saying come in - unless it's an obvious major thing.
Are you allowed NSAIDs yet? The pain that you're feeling might be from soft tissue injury, and Advil or the like might work wonders w/your pain. Heat? Ice?
I'm so sorry that you fell. My heart sank when I read the title of this thread, and saw it was you (not that I want anyone here to get hurt).

asccbodypro
03-02-2011, 02:55 PM
I fell this morning after my left leg gave out. I am in more pain than I have been. Should I call my surgeon or wait until I see him in 2 weeks?

Melissa

Melissa,

Definitely get in as soon as you can. It's better to be safe than sorry. I would imagine that your doctor would feel the same. I had a few "accidents" which occurred durin the first few weeks of my surgery and I was always told to go in asap. With as much as you have had done it's just not worth the risk. Has you leg given out on you in the past or was this something new to you?

sarahcant
03-02-2011, 05:51 PM
I would call him immediately. Your surgery was so long ago why would your leg be giving out now? Keep us posted

Sarah

mbeckoff
03-03-2011, 03:55 PM
Melissa,

Definitely get in as soon as you can. It's better to be safe than sorry. I would imagine that your doctor would feel the same. I had a few "accidents" which occurred durin the first few weeks of my surgery and I was always told to go in asap. With as much as you have had done it's just not worth the risk. Has you leg given out on you in the past or was this something new to you?

This was the first time that I had that problem. It has to do with my neck surgery

Melissa

mgs
03-03-2011, 04:00 PM
Melissa, did you call/go in? How are you feeling today?

debbei
03-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Yes Melissa, please call. I'm sorry about all the pain and hope nothing bad happened with the fall ((Hugs))

mbeckoff
03-13-2011, 08:36 AM
I spoke with my surgeonand since I was not in agony,he felt that it could wait until I see him this coming Wednesday

Thanks for caring