I have been gone for a really long time and it's so good to be back here and see some old friends. Any way, I am about to have surgery for the trial of SCS and I'm so confused! My doctor has been telling me that the recovery for the permanent SCS will not be so bad. She just said that I will need to take it easy for a few weeks. No special restrictions. But every thing I am reading on here suggests that it is kind of a hard recovery. I've read that I will not be able to bend, lift, twist or raise my arms over my head. Also no driving for 2 to 4 weeks and I might need help at home for awhile. I told my doctor about that and she says the recovery is not that bad. She has been the best doctor I have ever had and has a wonderful bed side manner. I am just so confused. Is there any one who can help me figure this out because if I have all these restrictions I will need to arrange for help soon. Thanks.