When my 3 week mark hit it was without significant improvement. My surgical pain is less everyday, the device pocket is still very sore but I’m getting used to it. Charging my battery is a bizarre experience. I’m moving better though sitting is still difficult. There was a failed attempt get on the couch last week, this week I made it and we watched TV on the couch for the first time in 3 weeks. I tried driving but getting in and out of the car was very difficult and that may have to wait a bit longer.
The Nevro Rep and I spoke and move my program up from P1-4 to P1-5 with the plan it increase to P1-6 on Friday morning if I haven’t had any significant improvement. On Wednesday night I put on two Lidocaine patches and went out with Lindsey in an attempt to go out to eat, it didn’t work out and we got take-out instead. But I left the Lidocaine patches on for the overnight and part of the next day and I felt pretty good. I don’t know if it was moving to the setting or the combination of the Device and the Lidocaine patches.
Friday morning comes and I’m a little hesitant to change the device. I’m not sure if I was feeling the effects of the Lidocaine patches or the device or both and I’m afraid of rushing through the settings, I’v got this thing for life I want to test it thoroughly.