Similar the the first week, there was little change day to day. My surgical sites were hurting less every day and I was walking around more. Things are still pretty painful, though I am off of pain killers and just taking ibuprofen a few times a day. Sleep is difficult, both falling asleep and staying asleep.

There have been no positive effects from the device, but they told me to expect that, it could take an 7-10 days to feel any improvement. And they would start slow and low, with the strength of the stimulation to allow the nerve to slowly acclimate.

I’m patient. I’ve learned to be patient, it’s been 5 surgeries in 2 1/2 years. Two of those were fusions with a long recovery and months with a Physical Therapist. I continued my physical therapy 3 times a week over the last two years trying to make my body as strong as possible in either preparation of the next surgery or in recovery on the last surgery; often those two situations flowed right into one another.

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