Hi! I just found your post, missed it before. My husband passed out on the bathroom seat from passing so much blood. The doctor had given him too much blood thinner after a heart attack. It was a country hospital and a skinny little doctor came by and said he would help get him in bed so they just pulled him up onto the bed,THEN the nurse broke an ammonia capsule under his nose to bring him to.He was listed as very serious for a few days-given blood-tube down his throat etc. He is lucky to have survived the hospital.The doctor told him he would learn to live with the numb leg when he told him about it in the hospital. It was a case for a law suit but we did`nt follow up on it. I had a laminectomy and I was flat for that night and the next day had to walk down hall + up some steps before I could go home. I don`t believe they should have raised you into that position like they did. Hospitals get away with so many things and the patients pay for it. The doctors want a limit set as how much they can be sued for ,it seems they would be more careful but in your case it was a nurse. I guess we just have to speak up for ourselves but we believe they are doing as they should. I am SO sorry your surgery did`nt work out for you. What was the other surgery you had besides the laminectomy? I ended up with this pain from having my tailbone removed. I could`nt get the Dr. to admit anything went wrong but it sure did. Blessings to you Clueless.