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.
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
Post SCS Implant 1 Week Follow-Up The 1 week follow up with the doctor is a good meeting, everything looks good. We review my limitations for the next 8 weeks. They will tell you throughout this process no Bending, Lifting, Twisting. I thought I was going to have to live like a robot for the next 8 weeks. But I asked the doctor to show me my limits for Bending and Twisting and surprisingly it is
Post SCS Implant The First 7 Days This week has been a bit of a blur, so much so that it is not worth breaking down the individual days. For the last week I have been in significantly worse shape than I was prior to the surgery. All of my previously existing pain symptoms were not only present but they were made much worse by the surgery. I have two incisions, one mid-back were the
My Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial It has been a couple of months since my Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial has ended. The trial was a tough experience but also a very valuable experience. The trial itself was a very painful two week ordeal, with very little sleep and more pain and discomfort added to my existing chronic pain. It was great to be able to test the surgery beforehand and see it it would work. The