Hi Everyone. Well, I did it! After fighting with my old insurance company since last June and changing insurance companies April 1, I finally got my SCS on Friday. I am so excited about it. The sugery itself was not a very big deal. I was awake when I needed to be and asleep for the other parts. During one part I was dreaming that whatever the doctor was doing to me hurt alot (which it probably did, but I was supposed to forget!), so in my sleep I was trying to email him to tell him to stop what he was doing because it hurt!! lol I woke up in recovery and left the hospital about an hour or so later. I was there from 7 am until noon. The representive came in and we set up a few programs on the remote for me to try until I see him again tomorrow.
Already my legs don't hurt! I am thrilled. The only thing that still hurts is where they put the battery pack. That went above my hip on my back, higher than where my jeans wasteband sits so that they don't rest on it. At the moment that area hurts about an 8.8 but I know it's temporary. I am taking vicodin and sometimes benadryl because pain meds make me itch. I find positioning myself to sleep in my bed is dificult due to the pain. And sometimes I need help getting out of a chair or sofa because it feels like that spot is burning or ripping and hurts sooo bad. Again I know that that is temporary, so I can just deal with it. Hopefully it wll be much better by Tues. How long did that pain last in any of you that already have your permanent SCS? I forgot to say, mine is lumbar and is Boston Scientific.
Good luck to those of you who are about to get your trial and/or permanent SCS! I soooo love the buzz it makes me feel instead of pain!