Hi All, I had my permenent SCS inplanted on 7/13/10, I had one appt with surgeon, he check my incisions, and I saw him this past Wed. 9/8, he only asked if I was getting coverage with the Stim, I said yes, but I still on occasion had pain that only subsided with the OXY 20mg, that he had perscibed after surgery. He did not even look at my, and said "well I am through with you unless you have problem with the surgery. I have am appt with my PM doctors on Wed. 9/15, do I ask him for something as I am on Pers 5/325 and they don't seem to get to the pain I had to take two of them one next very close in time and I was really out of it the next morning. I feel that I need something for those nights that the Stim just don't get to the pain quick enough.
While I was at the Surgeon, I asked him what did he mean when he said that I was born with a narrow spinal cord. He says yes u were that contributed to the very severe stinal stenosis, which he could have done another percedure to help but "I chose the SCS". My PM said frm the begining that I was a good candidate for the SCS, and I really did not want any operations, especially since I have been suffering since 05 and had only injections that u all kniow only last for a couple months or less. I have seen my Auntie go through numerous operations only to suffer with increased pain and failed fusions and I felt that the SCS would take care of it all. I feel that the SCS is a success but still need something to carry me unti it does everthing it is suppose to do and me getting use to it and all. I also got the SCS because I want to decrease my intake off the drugs. Do I ask my PM doctor????????? HELP!!!!!!