Nerve damage during surgery 
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 Nerve damage during surgery

I had bypass surgery in December and it left me with several places on my
thighs, legs, and feet and a place on my chest with nerve damage.  The outer
skin has no feeling much.

What I'd like to know is if anyone else has had this problem.  Everyone I've
talked to that had bypass surgery and veins taken out of their leg and their
arm has no nerve damage.  Don't know why it's always "me" that has to have
the problems.  I'm 62.

I don't know if it's something they did in the operating room during surgery
or if it's something that is caused by my body makeup, etc.  I had it done
in the Cleveland Clinic and traveled 200 miles to get there because I didn't
want to have it done locally.  The Cleveland Clinic is rated very high for
their cardiology department.

Thanks for any comments as to why I have 5 areas with no feeling sensation.
I believe the nerves in my foot are regenerating, but it's been a very slow
progress.  I had the surgery on December 23, 2003.

Don

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Thu, 14 Sep 2006 04:12:00 GMT
 Nerve damage during surgery

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>Subject: Nerve damage during surgery

>Date: 3/27/2004 12:12 PM Pacific Standard Time

>I had bypass surgery in December and it left me with several places on my
>thighs, legs, and feet and a place on my chest with nerve damage.  The outer
>skin has no feeling much.

Don

my hubby also had bypass...13 months ago now...the areas of numbness on his
chest have gradually diminished..if not gone away..tho we were told sometimes
the are permanent

as for the legs...he was lucky in that his saphenous vein was "harvested" with
an endoscope..so only two tiny holes (like when they do scope surgery on your
knee)..and he has had no problems there ..in fact..he picked the place and
doctor he did..BECAUSE of the endoscopic vein harvest ..also he only needed a
small piece..so only his thigh was involved..

folks DO complain more of what you describe..esp in the legs..than even of the
rigors of the surgery itself..

try and be patient..it is far too soon to determine how much better it will
get...but it should get better as time goes on..

good luck

ps...it surely is nothing YOU did..nor anything wrong done in surgery..just the
nature of the beast

hawki.....



Thu, 14 Sep 2006 04:23:45 GMT
 Nerve damage during surgery

Quote:
> >Subject: Nerve damage during surgery

> >Date: 3/27/2004 12:12 PM Pacific Standard Time

> >I had bypass surgery in December and it left me with several places on my
> >thighs, legs, and feet and a place on my chest with nerve damage.  The
outer
> >skin has no feeling much.

Be patient (easier said than done I know).

I had a valve replacement last April & came out of three ops with a totally
numb front right thigh.  Obviously not caused directly as my legs weren't
touched.

Some 6 months later a stroke specialist said that it was probably due to the
pressure being dropped a bit during the 5 hour op causing some minor neural
damage but not to be concerned.  It's fine now.

Hope things go well,

Best Wishes
Tom



Thu, 14 Sep 2006 05:53:36 GMT
 
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