Hello SCS comrads !
This may seem a bit of a kooky question and my trial date is coming soon, so i don't have much time to go back thru older threads for advice....
Here where i live, the protocol is to wait 4-6 weeks after a successful trial SCS before being able to get the permanent. Reason being, they want the 1st incision to heal B4 doing the REAL DEAL.
I have come across several posts indicating that the pain is twice as excruciating during the 'down' time after going thru the trial. Is this true in many cases?
ALSO...have there been many instances where the trial procedure actually causes MORE nerve damage than what was already there? In other words, have there been instances where the patient regretted doing the trial because of ending up in worse shape?
AND...I've read of many cases where the trial seemed wonderfully successful, only to be disappointed that the permanent SCS implant controlled only 1/2 of what the trial did.?
Is it obvious that I am getting cold feet...as in NERVOUS?!! :SS
Would really appreciate input