Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. I've been reading it for awhile, but just got an account so I can post. A little background, I am a 22 year old student who got my St. Jude implant in August. (I was 21 at the time) I have chronic nerve pain in my arms and legs that was caused my chemotherapy I had when I was 14. Prior to my implant I was on all sorts of narcotics. I had a fetanyl patch, took dilaudid for breakthrough pain, and was on Cymbalta and Neurotin. It was a mess. My insurance company denied the implant saying it was "experimental" for over a year. Eventually part of my hand turned grey, landed me in the ER, and allowed my doctor some ammo in appealing to my insurance company. I have two leads so it was very expensive (over 100k) so I understand it was a lot for them to pay, but I am way too young to be all strung out on narcotics! I had some post surgery complications from my perm, 3 ER visits and one admission in 7 days, but it was worth it. I had GREAT pain coverage. I was able to get all regular opiates. I took maybe 2 breakthrough meds a month. A week ago I went to turn on my stimulator and had no coverage in my legs anymore. If I lay really flat I can feel the coverage, but it had moved to my hips and stomach. A rep from St. Jude was unable to reprogram it and I go for x-rays tomorrow. I am really discouraged because my battery is supposed to last for 10 years so I was figuring this would be a solution for at least 10 years. Instead, it's only been 10 weeks and I am already facing the possibility of another surgery. I am also a full time college student so I can't just take time off. I am a social work major and the way the program is set up, if I take a semester off I actually end up losing a whole year. Has anyone had similar experiences? What about the more invasive surgery for people whose leads migrate? How is it different? any other young SCS folks out there? Thanks!