OT: Spinal cord stimulator experiences anyone?

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zonker
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Re: OT: Spinal cord stimulator experiences anyone?

Post by zonker » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:52 pm

Pugsy wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Finally got insurance approval for the trial of the stimulator and it is now scheduled to be implanted Dec 30.
I wear it 5 days and then the leads are removed in the doctor's office and I decide if it helped enough to make me want to do the permanent implant or not.
For the trial implant I get light sedation and the "I don't care what you do to me drugs"..

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back in ye olden days, before it was common knowledge that opioids were horribly addictive, i went in for some pain pills for some really horrid back spasms. the doc warned me that he was ONLY giving me enough to get through the weekend, when my appointment with the back doctor was due. he gave me a big long lecture about how powerful this was and to NOT come back for more. i thought he was just giving some hype designed to make me think the dope was better than it was.
uh-uh. i'm convinced he gave me opioids, because, while it took awhile for it to kick in, when it did, hoo-boy!!
Pugsy wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Good news though...no more constant pain and itch in the wrist which is why I had the surgery in the first place.


most excellent!

let's hope this all comes together and you can get back to a better way of living.
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Re: OT: Spinal cord stimulator experiences anyone?

Post by Miss Emerita » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:11 pm

I’m so glad the wrist pain is gone, and I’ll sure be holding a good thought for the stimulator. Wouldn’t that be wonderful!!
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