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left thumb and pointer

I recently underwent an unsucessful minor surgery.Anyway when the nurse inserted the needle for the IV she did it on the wrist close to my thumb. When she inserted it I felt as if I had been electrically shocked on my thumb and pointer. Now the inside of both fingers are numb. My knuckle on my pointer is painful and if I try to grasp things with those two fingers I feel the same shock. If I touch the vein she entered it is quite sensitive and I feel shocked on the thumb. Will this feeling ever go away.I already see a neurologist for nurapathy and take medication for that you would think that would help. Will it take time to be normal it's only been a week and a half.
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I also had gone into hospital for right shoulder surgery to remove calcium buildup in tendon. They told me not to eat or drink after 8pm night before, unfortunately dehydration caused my veins to become almost invisible. The surgery being on right arm they said IV needs to be in left arm only. The first attempt the nurse stuck IV through vein into my artery, spraying blood around all over. After she cleaned the mess realized what she did removed and tried 3 more times with 0 success. They got out a machiene with green light supposed to show veins through skin. A new nurse tried 6 more times & second try in left hand & felt like I touched an electrical socket & burning in hand & wrist yelled take it out took a second for nurse to realize it then she took it out. My left hand hurt rest of the day. After some 14 try's a Dr came with ultrasound machine 3 tries he got a good IV.  I was dumbfounded it took 17 attempts to find vein. Few days later had chest pains & had to go back to ER a young male nurse missed IV first time, his second attempt hit my radial nerve &gave me electricity pains again yelled at him stop take out but he dug more till I pulled my arm away from him. Third try from new person got good IV. But my left hand & arm still are not the same many stretching movements, fast movements, & others cause severe wrist & hand pain/burning/electricity from elbow to fingertips. I see specialist tomorrow to find out if it will heal on its own or other means of treatment. It's lasted a month already & still have the two spots if touched cause electricity pain.
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