It has been awhile since I have posted. Thought I better give an update.
Well, I finally got my trial stimulator put in August 31, 2009. After the initial soreness of putting it in (which hurt like #$*$!!) I felt GREAT!! I went from taking 5-6 pain meds a day to only taking one the day before I had it taken out and none (that's right NONE) the day I got it taken out. I truly believe my trial was a success!! Now I am having to deal with the pain all over again. I don't know why but it is magnified like 100% since they took it out. I am having a VERY hard time getting used to the pain again. I start shaking it hurts so bad. I am definately back to taking the recommended dose of pain meds. They have me scheduled for my permanent implant on September 23rd. I had to have an MRI done to make sure my epidural space will be able to handle the permanent paddles. They are worried being that I had such a hard time getting the trial leads in. I go to the doc on Sept. 18th to get my results of the MRI. I am praying that things are still a go for the surgery. I don't think I can handle this pain too much longer. How did I ever handle it before the trial? I am SO ready to get back to the state I was in during my trial. I am hoping and praying that the permanent SCS works as well if not better than the trial. It was a miracle for me.
Have a GREAT day!!