I was reading Anjuan's response on another post and thought I might throw my question out to you all. I have a Boston Scientific stimulator that was implanted in mid November 2009. I am fortunate in that I only have to charge it every couple of weeks. The last two times I finally got the nerve to try using the adhesive patch rather than the belt or just sliding it down in my underwear. It is much more effective charging, using the adhesive, but it is so very painful taking it off. Charging in any fashion tends to make the IPG area sensitive for a couple of days anyway, but this is worse. Anyone else experienced this and do you have any bright ideas for removing it when the charge is completed?
The first time I accidently fell asleep and the area was hot and overly sensitive and I was groggy and thought maybe it was because of all of that causing it to be so painful to peel off. But the same thing happened when I charged two nights ago and stayed awake the whole time.
I would sure love any thoughts you might have and I'll be asking my rep when I see him next Thursday for follow up.
Hope you all have a great spring weekend!