First time post to your forums.
Four years ago I received a 360 fusion on L4 and L5 that did not decrease the pain level. A year later in a second surgery they took a few things out. It gifted me with the the most beautiful 5 weeks of my life and very few meds. It then began to go back to what it was. I have had a St Jude Medical stimulator for about 3 months. Hopefully I will be able to keep it. I picked up a Staph infection when they placed it in. It was then the portable pump giving me antibiotics for 6 weeks followed by two weeks of oral meds. I pray I am able to keep the device as Staph did not get to the bone.
When your medical tech sets your programs how high up your back has the pain been decreased with you? It has accomplished wonders with my upper thighs and buttocks or sciatic nerve pain in my cheeks.
I feel my life is so hollow and dark as I still take meds and the stimulator to combat the pain. It was nice to discover the forum as I realize how others cope with the same problems.
Thank you for listening or allowing me to go on a few minutes.