Saw my pain Doctor today, the one that did my ANS St Jude EON Mini stimulator implant. He admitted implanting my stimulator was a mistake. I was still on hugh doses of pain meds when I had my trial and should have been off them for my trial. He did not tell me this before my implant.
Anyway...the stimulator is now coming out!! The permanent implant has never helped my pain. Never!! I do not use it.
Stimulators have helped a lot of people but some it does not. I am one of those it does not help and I had such high hopes when I had the implant!! I was crushed when it did nothing for me....crushed!! If it had helped my lower back pain I would have been happy but it actually made it worse. I was told by my rep that can and does happen sometimes.
When I had this implant I was so sure it was going to help me pain like it has for Haglandc. BionicWoman, Cherish, and Stockbroker, to name a few....but unfortunately it has not. I have no problems at all with the stimulator other that it does nothing for my pain.
But I still have hope. This same pain Doctor referred me to a Doctor who does pain pump implants and I have an appointment to see hem the 12th.
My stimulator will be removed sometime after the 12th. of this month. I will update everyone on how it goes having it removed.
He did say I would be sore and in some pain but I would be asleep during the removal. I am so happy of that....I was wide awake for the implant and it was ROUGH!!
Patsy W :H