I had my SCS put in on Wednesday (the 21st of April). I was supposed to spend the night and get out of the hospital on Thursday. I had laughed when my doctor told me that, and told him I'm ALWAYS in the hospital longer than I'm supposed to be. (Brain surgery - 3 days? I was in for a week.)
Well, I was right. Everything went well, but I didn't get sprung from the hospital until Saturday night. We moved to a different hotel and managed to get a handicapped room, which has helped a lot.
Before I left the hospital Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy visited. The Occupational Therapist forced me to take a shower, which was all kinds of fun since my depression always kicks in when I'm in the hospital and I didn't want to do anything. I have to admit it was nice to put clothes on as opposed to my gown, though.
In the end, they gave me a walker (which has been a life-saver) and a grabber. My grabber has a hook AND a magnet at the end, which I think is really cool. She considered giving me a sock thingy, but I didn't want one since it's been summer here for 3 weeks and I have a friend who's a nurse who's going to send one to me.
Oh, and they gave me a potty chair. Which can also be used as a shower chair. Yippee!
I've been having a little pain from the incision in my back, and a LOT of pain from the incision on my hip. Plus the whole pocket where the IPG is really sore. REALLY sore.
Oh well, the only easy day was yesterday, right?