I am a 43 year old male who fell on my head in 2000. I was hanging upside down at the park with my kids with my feet in the rings, of course feet gave out and I fell 6 inches landing square on the crown of my head. I damaged the C3-C4 and C5 disc. I am yet to have that surgery.
I did have an L5-S1 fusion in 2007 that has failed. I am now considering the SCS system at cervical and lumbar.
I am on 160 mg Oxycontin per day plus 30mg for breakthrough pain.
I waited 7 years before having surgery and continued running my business (home builder)even though getting out of bed was a task. I lived with the pain till I couldn't take it. As bad as the failed surgery is, I think it's still better than what it was before. I am holding out having the cervical fusion as long as I can.
I am here looking for answers to my questions about the scs which I posted on the forums. If you are familiar with it, please find my post and answer. ANY feedback is appreciated since I am almost at the end of my rope. I want to take fewer drugs and get back to surfing and playing hockey( my wife says its a pipe dream) but ya never know. Thanks all and have a very Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.