Well, here I am winding down on the last day of my trial. It will end tomorrow at 10am. :''(
It has been amazing, truly. I have spent almost each day out and about, taking it easy enough that I don't over do, but doing things I could never do without the SCS. (ANS Eon Mini in my case.)
Until today, my sensation has been that I am buzz...buzz...buzz...buzz. When I was buzzing in the wrong place (front of my legs), I had a constant buzzing. Simply the difference in programs. So today, my programmer changed it to have the constant buzzzzzzzzzzzzz which I prefer. That is just personal preference I was told.
Saturday night, I did feel some "old pain" coming through. I commented to hubby and he asked if I had turned it off at all. I had not. So I turned it off and the pain disappeared!! The after-feeling of turning it off is a strange one. Hard to describe - a really pleasant sensation. I kept it off for 4 hours! I was very surprised.
When I turned it back on, my perception of the sensation was stronger, so I turned it lower. By today, the program I had was "too high" and I kept it turned off. The programmer tweaked it, lowered the range I have to adjust it (20 clicks total up or down) and I was good to go. Hope this makes sense.
When I first turn on the unit and pick a program, the unit sets itself to what they call the "perception" level. At that point, I can click the buttons up or down depending on how much I want to feel it - personal preference. The programmer controls those settings. Right now, I have the perception set at 40 MHz, out of a possible 1200 total. This is purely personal preference and that is why the programmers try many different ones to see what you like, what feels good, what seems to cover the pain, etc.
Dealing with the unit, cables, remote control, fanny pack (purse attached to a belt around my waist), etc. plus no bathing (just sponge baths) has not been at all as bad as I expected. I can't wait to take a shower tomorrow, but I have managed. Probably because the pain relief has been so great that the inconvenience otherwise has been barely noticeable. (I did go to the salon 3 times to get my hair washed and styled, though. lol Can't bend over or raised my over above my chest per the rules to be able to wash it on my own.)
For anyone reading this new, I have radiating, 24/7 burning nerve pain in my left leg. (EMG shows permanent nerve damage.) Not much back pain, although I've had 3 surgeries. I am a "best case" candidate based on type of pain I suffer. I have probably had 75% average pain relief, which compared to the 0% I did have, is a life-changer!!
Good luck to everyone on this pain journey. I pray we all find relief in whatever way is best for us.
Hugs to all,