14 mo ago, I was given an epidural by a anesthesia resident. Before the epidural, I had requested the anesthesiologist do the procedure but was reassured that the resident was qualified to do it. Before the procedure, everyone said how great the curvature of my back was and how it would be a seamless procedure. The resident inserted it the first time, I could feel him digging around in there, then the anesthesiologist told him to remove it, at which point he did and then repeated the process. It was just as bad the second time and the anesthesiologist had him remove it again and did it himself; this time without pain and in a matter of seconds. This was my first so I had no idea what to expect or what was normal. 14 mo later I'm still in excruciating pain and can barely carry my son.I should add that the pain feels exactly the same as the pain that I felt when the epidural was being moved around, and is sometimes felt in my left leg. My left leg was numb for 2 days after the procedure and I could barely walk b/c of the pain for at least 3 months following the procedure. I was hoping it would go away, but now that it hasn't, I'm wondering what my options are. Most days, I find it difficult to do most things, even laying down hurts.
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