Saw my NS today and we looked over the CT myelogram that I had on Monday. He doesn't think a fusion at T7-8 will solve my pain... I have more pain around the 4-5 level but it goes down several levels.
We started talking about "what" I can do since I can't continue living this way. He has suggested a percutanues doral column stimulator placed near the cervical thoracic junctor. My PM had said NO when we broached he subject last summer. He said I have too much wrong to get adequate coverage. My NS thinks it is worth a try. He is sending me to a different PM with an outstanding record.
I asked about the size of the leads and he jokingly said it is not the size thay matter... It is the location of the lead. He said these leads are placed through a large needle. I would have a week long trial and if it works I could have it installed permanently.
If it doesn't work we will then look at the pain pump. I have to tell you I was relieved, Having another surgery in the location of thoracic spine looks like nightmare waiting to happen.
This new PM is boked solid so I don't know when I can meet her. But at least I have something to look forward to ....
Anyone with advise please pm or email. I will be researching. e-JulieAnnaAlv@gmail.com
=D> Julie :P