I have slowly, ok call me stupid, come to realize that my concerns over having the ipg in my hip area are not really an issue. It has healed up well and is only slightly tender.
Why I wanted to post is I have just come to realize that with my Medtronic Advanced ipg I don't need the antenna to turn on or off the unit at all. I had started to go through the steps of synching and turning it off or on without the antenna a week or so ago. Just today I have come to figure out by accident that turning on or off the ipg only takes ONE button! Hold the remote over the ipg press the side stim on or off button and the unit synchs and turns on or off the ipg. its that simple. No multiple button presses needed.
I kind of wish medtronic used the magnet feature, but this is the next best thing.
I did not see anything in the user manual that mentioned this. I figure most people will figure it out, but wanted to pass along the info.
Be nice if they had individual buttons assigned to programs though.