I had my permanent SCS implant last Wednesday. I wasn't completely out for the last part of the surgery. it was way more painful than I anticipated.
the recovery has been difficult. lots of incisional pain. it's been very hard to sleep. I got dilaudid because the percocet wasn't even touching the pain. I get this thing turned on Tuesday. I'm very excited about that.
I'm wondering if this is supposed to be this painful. funny, the video said, "you might experience some discomfort at the site of the incision for several days". good one. should've said, "you will hurt like hell for several days!"
anyway... I know we're all different. just wondering if anyone else felt a very high level of pain (8 at times even on dilaudid) at the 2 incisions. my husband is tempted to pull back the tape and look at it to make sure it doesn't look infected.
thanks for any input.