Hey all. My name is Dina, been around the boars for awhile, just not on this particular one,
I am on day two of my 5 day trial. Stim was placed yesterday - its a medtronic. I have a question - My back is killing me!!! It really hurts where he inserted the Stim. How long will this last? The site looks good, no infection etc,,,but I feel like I got punched or kicked in the back.
Not sure yet if I like the sensation. It does seem to work for my nerve pain though.
My question is also - I do not have the nerve pain all the time. I can go sometimes almost a day without feeling this pain, other days it can be horrible. DEpends on what I am doing. If I am sitting for long, it tends to hurt a lot more. I am planning to try to go back to work. I am nurse but am restricted to desk duty forever. So I am sure it will help.
Are there others out there that were not so sure about "liking" the feeling, but got used to it, or am I expecting too much too soon? Should I give it a few more days? I do have a long ride to take on Sunday and look forward to seeing how it works.
Also, I am so restricted to what I can do, how can I get an accurate picture or if it will work?
Is it worth it to get this implanted if my nerve pain is not constant?
Sorry to ramble, I'm not myself, and I'm very scared not knowing what to do and what I should/should not be feeling.