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progress worth celebrating-

MackenzieMMackenzie Posts: 76
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
Hi Gang-
I had my SCS implanted Jan. 12 for lumbosacral neuritis - lower back, hip, and thigh pain. I have been getting stronger daily. I started walking and my house is getting tidier, though I have hours of housekeeping to catch up on.

I just got back from a 10 day deployment to Haiti. I would not have been able to tolerate this before my stim was placed. I did mind myself pretty closely while away to not screw anything up, but by and large forgot that I am a chronic pain patient.

The trip home saw me pretty contemplative that I have $27,000 worth of sophisticated hardware in my spine while the average Haitian makes $1200 a year.

Rest well-


  • That sounds awesome! What did you do as far as keeping your IPG charged? I would have been highly concerned about the inability to recharge with the infrastructure being destroyed there and a lack of consistent power.

    Glad you are getting around so much better these days!

  • that's so great. I donated items that were directly shipped to Haiti. Being a nurse, would have loved to have gone to donate my time, but feared my pain would limit me. You did well, thank you for sharing.

  • Charging in the field wasn't difficult for me to do since I was out there with the National Disaster Medical System and our tent camp was powered by deisel generators. I made three flight surgeons reassure me that once in country I'd have access to at least two hours of electricity per week to charge my charger.

    It was a memorable experience and I'll never forget Haiti.
  • How Awesome is THAT !! >:D<
    Congratulations on the successful implant.
    This is VERY inspiring to say the LEAST !

    God Bless
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