I had my BS lead trial surgery today. While on the table they could get stim. on my left arm and alittle on my left side neck. While in recovery the rep. couldn't get the stim. on the left at all only on the right. My Physician had me get an xray and sent me home with an appt. to come back tomorrow. I just got a call and she said the lead had moved. ( I only moved from the OR table to the bed.) She gave me to options:
Tomorrow have the leads removed and decide that this isn't the tx. for me due to high complication rate and limited pain control. Or
Have the leads replaced and very carefully proceed by wearing a cervical collar immediately after the surgery. My hubby is very frustrated and left to do some work so He didn't really want to talk about it. (He has many problems lately and fear I am one of them.) She wants to see me either way tomorrow. I did tell her that I didn't really want to give up yet but I am wondering if that is what I need to do. Maybe she will have some other idea. She did say that maybe during my previous surgery that the NS removed a lot of bone, ligament etc making it difficult for the leads to stay in place. Knowing if I find enough relief that I will have to have a Lamy and paddle leads. I feel so frustrated right now. I am also very tired so I am not sure I am being very rational. I think I will call my friend and get her thoughts. Thanks for being here.
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.