Jun 04, 2013 - 7:19 am
Ok, I am 1 year post nephrectomy, and 4 months post lung wedge resection. I have quite a bit of pain still -- from the lung resection, I have neropathy on the left side...On the right side, I have residual pain from the nephrectomy (something has not healed right). The problem is my kidney function has not returned to normal, so all of the NSAIDS are out of the question.
I am on Lyrica for the neuropathy, but it reduces my cognitive function, so I am on a dose that reduses the pain, but does not eliminate it.
Tylanol just does not do much. The only option seems to be low doses of opiates, which seem to work. But I am worried about addiction.
I am wondering if anyone else has had to deal with these issues?
The Doctor said the only things they can do for the nephrectomy pain are wait, or refer to a general surgeon. I do no see how surgery will do anything more that create a new source of pain.