Still not sure if I made the right decision. They are having problem finding the right combo for the stim. My target areas are my legs and my low back, I get a lot of stim in my stomach and left rib cage whenever I turn up the stim to a range where it covers my other pain. I called my rep today again and hopefully she can come out soon.
I probably have been over doing it at home and have had a hard time keeping to the "no bending" thing. My doc told me I could bend and reach , just to be slow and careful about it, and I have been trying to. I am going nuts laying in this bed though!! I get out and walk with the dog, and sit in the chair for awhile, but my back starts to ache and I can;t turn on the stim to cover it because of the stomach/rib cage thing.
The upper incision site is still sore but not too bad. More like a nerve pain. It is sensitive to the slightest touch, kind of like a sun burn. The hip incision gets stingy sometimes and can hurt form time to time, but nothing I can't live without.
Just still feeling a little down and thought I would come back and check out the board. I feel better after coming here cause I know there are people here who can understand. No one on the outside world can understand.
Today I bent over to grab a pot from a lower cupboard and felt a HUGE sharp pain on either side of my incision. I assume I pilled at the anchors. The pain is not very bad at all now, just a bit sore, but to be safe, I took a valium and a pain pill and am calling it a night and giving the muscles a chance to rest. This is the only place I can come to talk about that where people know what I mean when I say anchors...lol...
Thanks for listening to me. How is everyone else out there doing???