Hi again my fellow Spineys
This is the new thread I mentioned I would start after my consultation with my new NS for a Thoracic SCS. My first thread is in this section of the forum titled "Thoracic trial Scheduled for 10/19".
I so appreciated the support that I got here before during and after my first trial. I have spent this past weekend reading through many of the threads in this section...all the success stories, the questions, the issues that arise if a trial fails. I tell my family how incredibly helpful it is to have this forum accessible.
Then there are the amazing women who have reached out to me personally, who I have formed friendships with that are a huge part of feeling normal at one of the most challenging times in my life.
I have another trial scheduled for February 2nd, that will last a full 8 days. My consultation was on the 20th, and I have been going back and forth from being nervous to excited, actually very excited! Oh my gosh, to think that the horrendous Thoracic disc and radiating nerve pain might be tamed is just an amazing thing.
The trial I am having will be done as a tunnel lead placement. The percutaneous lead will be placed through an incision rather than a puncture. If the trial is successful the lead will remain and my permanent battery will be placed and attached to the lead. I will be under anesthesia for both surgeries which I am incredibly relieved about. I was barely able to lay face down on the table for my first trial.