Bone growth stimulator was delivered today. This unit is odd, different than I thought. When I had my cervical fusion the BGS was just worn around my neck and recharged once a day. This unit is worn as much as possible (24 hour a day if you can) and worn like a TENS unit. Two small round pads worn on my back on either side of the incision at the mid-incision mark. Then leads are connected to a small unit, about the size of my blackberry, that is in a pouch. They give you a belt to use to wear it, but the belt is kind of belt you'd see on a back pack or fanny pack. So I found an old elastic belt I had that will allow it to just fit around me or around the brace. Hubby said I could just put it beside me at night and not belt it but it would be on the floor the first time I got up to go to the bathroom. Sleeping in this thing will be strange, not sure how long I'll be wearing it for, I'll find that out at my regular appointment 3/8
Second issue is that two small areas of my lateral 4 " incision on my hip opened. Noticed blood 3 days ago. Hoped it would scab up on it's own (especially since I have no blood thinners in me) but it keeps seeping so I go in tomorrow to see the surgeon (better safe than sorry, the last thing i want is an infection or being back in the hospital) so I'm guessing maybe a stitch will be needed.
2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos