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    arlene6475 posted:
    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 Oregon
    worn1 responded:
    There is a pain expert on web md'

    Web Md pain management community
    Please check out this community. I wish I could help but I do not have clue on what is causing your pain. I also realize from the tone of your note you are about at the end of your rope.
    Dr Stacy usually will not answer questions unless related to parkinsons.
    Any one with ideas please chime in
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to worn1's response:
    Thanks w!

    Arlene, here is a direct link:

    WebMD Pain Management Community

    I believe a pain specialist should be your next stop. Don't give up and keep advocating for yourself -

    arlene6475 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I don't know how to post to where you sent me.I have seen pain Specialists,but they say they can't do anything for me..
    worn1 replied to arlene6475's response:
    click on the blue wemd pain managemtn community. this will take you to the pain management community. When you arrive you will see an orange box labled post. click on the post icon and state your problem. They do have an expert on board.

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