Yesterday I had the SCS implanted. It took 2.5 hours in the OR and 5 hours total, much longer then I expected. The leads were sending zingers all over my body. I am trying to cover cervical and my left shoulder/arm. They really had difficultly getting directed coverage to my shoulder arm. I had some really INTENSE zingers even to my feet. Didn't really enjoy that. When we got home we couldn't get the stim. to work correctly. We watched the video, read instructions etc. My Rep. met me at a local hospital lobby, gave me new remote, and we worked on getting the stim. in the right areas. Only one lead will work. The other lead zaps my whole body or arms intensely. We reprogramed so I only feel the lead near my spine. Now if I lean my head back the stim. still affects my hands still too much. I have always known that I am wired differently.The surgery pain isn't to bad today. My Rep. thinks the leads might of migrated and whatever signal I have now will probably be what I have to my decision. Probably getting it out on Friday since it doesn't seem to great so far. Hopefully I will get more positive experience tonight and tomorrow. My PM said taking the leads out is easy compared the surgery so I am not worried about it. Thank all for your support. Keep in touch.
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.