Hello all. I hope I find you in a fairly ok state considering we are all here for some sort of painful reason. I am now on years 3 of my back battle. After a discectomy and 3 level spinal fusion I have slowly lost more and more feeling in my right leg along with an great increase in pain. I am now diagnosed with the old failed back syndrome, lol . After seeing a new PM doc she seemed to think I was prime for this spinal stimulator. I have my phsyc evaluate next week. Then the following week my disability hearing. Then the following week I got to the neurologist to discuss the surgery of this SCS. I am very apprehensive about it and stressed to the absolute max. I wonder about the quality of life I will have after this sugery, if it will work at all for that matter. I was told that I will be perm disabled after this. I mean I can barely walk now, I don't see how I can get any more disabled than that. I need so e exp info peeps. It sucks to wonder if I will ever be able to wrestle with my 11 year old. Play basketball, snow ski, ride a jetski, go on hikes in the mountains with my wife. oh yeah I got married past June ... Very happy about that. She is me rock for sure. Here nor there the pain is excruciating to say the least most of the time. I am no lt looking for a total cure here with the SCS but I hope to get some feeling back in my leg and some relief of that horrible burning stabbing jolt pain in my right leg. Now of course MRI showed a problem with my rotator cuff but I am leaving that alone for now. Sometimes I can't even use my left arm cause of the pain in my shoulder. I know I will still have back pai. But I really hope for some relief after this next procedure. The fact that I have to be awake for a 3rd procedure is very hard to swallow. Let me know what you guys think. Maybe 2011 will be my friend.