Well, my trial ended this morning. The MA took off all of the tagaderm and tape and such, and asked if I was ready for her to pull the wires, and I said no... I wanted to keep it! She said too bad and pulled them anyway.
We were amazed how much was in there - I had a good six inches of wire going up my spine.
Even after a week I was still getting 90-100%. I was able to go off the pain patches and only had to turn the stim up a little to account for the extra pain. I was amazed.
We're definitely going for the permanent implant now, and they said it could be a couple of weeks or a couple of months depending on the insurance company and how soon the surgeon can get me in.
We hadn't even made it back to the hotel yet when I started hurting as much as ever. The surgery can't come soon enough. :-(