my big day is coming monday the 28th. i will post often so others will learn of my progress.
for those that dont know me i've had chronic pain for over 40 years. my spinal problems go from neck to lower lumbar. i dont walk . if i lean on my crutches i can take a few steps. its the pain that stops my steps. within 30 seconds of standing its unbearable. sitting is also unbearable. my dr told me i need two units, one for lumbar and one for neck/arms and thoracic. the leg pain is number one on the list. i dont have high expectations but will be glad for any relief. pain is everywhere from my lower back to my feet. the fronts, sides and back of legs all scream for help.
i will be getting a 3 lead paddle from st. jude inserted into T10 by means of laminotomy or partial laminectomy. i'll be awake during procedure so coverage can be evaluated. trial could not be done because after 2 hours of probing they were unable to get it in. my bones are large and arthritic.
i am hopefull for relief and will keep you posted...pete