I am 3 months post-SCS implant with 3 leads at T-8 for lumbosacral neuritis, right sacroiliitis, and a host of degenerative vertebral/disc issues. Some days I feel like I could ride off into the sunset, and others like a few recently, I feel chained to a fence.
I have traveled since my implant and done well. I tried camping last weekend and my spine locked up twice. I began a walking routine and have now injured my right ankle from overuse and gotten grounded for two weeks.
And Friday, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and given lab orders for umpteen tests and a dozen x-rays to rule out inflammatory arthritis (my mom has RA).
Did anyone else feel like getting the implant was supposed to be closing a door on the chronic pain chapter of your life only to find footnote after footnote being added to the text?