Unfortunately I was one of the few who had a spinal puncture with the trial. Had to have two different blood patches done...so the whole time I had the trial stimulator I had an aweful headache. I did notice a great amount of pain relief as I was able to skip a couple of pain meds during the trial. I am scheduled to have my SCS implant done this Thrusday...and believe me I am counting down the days. I can't stand this anymore. Have had strange sensations after trial that are unexplained...doc is out of town so no one can answer. I have had a change in pain...or should I say added pain...my butt is totally numb and when my legs begin to itch...I can't feel myself scratching so I scratch harder and end up making the area raw and bleeding.
Anyhow...here are my questions...I will be having 2 leads placed in back and two in stomach for pelvic pain. I was told the front two would be just under the skin...and back two along the spinal cord. Is there more pain with the implant than with the trial? I am very skinny and doc said he won't know until in surgery where he will place the battery...doesn't matter to me as long as it helps with pain. Is there a better place for skinny people. BMI is 19.4 so I border on underweight. Not that I want to be this small but can't eat because of pain meds and pain.
I have read on here where people have two incesions I was under impression I would only have one for the battery...did I misunderstand? Will I have two? How long are staples in? How long will it be before I can return to a sitting job that doesn't require me to bend, twist, or lift? I was hoping it would be a couple of days...but understand everyone is different...just want an idea of the amount of pain. Does it really take 3 weeks before you can lift and twist? I am not sure if they are going to use the Eon or Eon Mini. Since I am so small I hope it is the mini.