Howdy everyone! Had a question and was wondering if anyone has any idea? I have a 1 year old ANS/St. Jude Eon Mini and doing great. In the last month or so, however, when I turn it up in the mornings, I get the hourglass for longer and longer. It is taking around 20 seconds for each increase of the button. (I sleep with 3 ticky marks, and for the day I use 6 ticky marks). It used to be that I would just turn it up, beep beep beep, no problem. Now I have to stand there and wait between beeps.
We've changed the batteries in my remote and that had no effect. (When I turn the unit down, it does so quickly, as always).
Would you be concerned? Is this a sign of battery issues? I know it's not a huge deal, but it does make my engineer hubby wonder what changed?
I need to get in for my year checkup with the NS and I will definitely ask him.
UPDATE 2/10/10 - They sent me a new remote, since my IPG does respond. However, there is no change. I now have an appointment with neurosurgeon for tomorrow at 11:15. I'm guessing I'm facing a revision? Also, I have had a sharp, pinpoint electrical pain that is zapping my left buttock in almost the exact area of the IPG on the right side. When this hits, I yelp out loud most time. It does not feel like my usual "lightning strike" pain shooting down a nerve. It is literally pinpoint accuracy in the same place each time. Could this be related if the leads pulled out/split or otherwise have been damaged?
Hagland, I can't remember where your revision story was. Did you know something was wrong - did your sCS stop working when it went bad? Or did you suspect something was wrong and then found out for sure? And if something is "bad" wrong, will they turn me off and make me wait until they can fix it?
Anxiety racing.....time to go do some meditation!