I had my revision surgery on Tuesday and was sent home Wednesday morning. I am not experiencing nearly as much swelling and pain as I did the first time around. The worst part is the Aspen Collar, which I have never had to wear before. I figure if that is my only complaint, I'm doing pretty well!
My NS told us that when she opened me up they found that the wire that connects the battery to the paddle lead was completely frayed and connected only by one little thread. Apparently the plastic straps that anchored the paddle to the ligament had rubbed on the wire and eventually sawed it completely apart, thus the failure of my SCS. I'm sort of glad to know that it was not the unit failing after all. I still have a completely new setup, battery, wire and paddle lead, as well as new remote and new charger. She was taking zero chances of having to go back in to fix something else later. They are waiting to turn it on this time until some of the swelling goes down so I won't start getting the benefit of it until next week. They have changed the material they use to anchor the paddle lead so I should not have to worry about this happening again.
Overall, I have to say, "so far, so good". I'm resting well, just needing to get up every couple of hours to walk around and stretch my legs. My hips are hurting (not the incision), probably from the way they positioned me during surgery as well as my jaws and head, again because of the way they position your head. But I'm really good overall and am excited about leaning over the sink later today to wash my hair! Can't shower for a week, but I've got to have my hair washed for sure.
Can't wait to be healed up and back to normal, but I'm so glad to have this behind me and I'm looking forward to getting this thing turned on and back to work again!