I go in Monday, October 22, for my trial!
I have been playing phone tag with the BS rep... At the moment, she's it :-) I have questions, but they are mostly about the actual implant surgery, not the trial. I have been following several people on SH that have gone through trials, implant, etc., so I feel as prepared as I possibly can be for the trial.
I have to say, I am really not looking forward to not showering, having wires hanging out of me, and having tape covering my back, but it is for the greater good. My main concern with the trial is infection... Won't there be a little hole where they put the leads in? Highway for bacteria/infection? That is my biggest concern really.
Anyhow, just wanted to post and vent some concerns :-) I am nervous, but so ready!
To top off my nervousness.... Type 2 diabetes run in my husbands family, so I check his blood sugar on a fairly regular basis. It's been running high, but last night I checked it a little while after he ate... It was 345! He hasn't seen a doctor in years, like 10 years, because he thinks medication is for the weak and doctors are quacks. UGH! Needless to say, I called and made him an appt with my family physician. His dad died from Type 2 almost two years ago, his uncle died from it before we were married, which we have been married for 11 years. I just hope to god he can control it with diet and not be insulin dependent, considering he says he will refuse insulin and just die. He has seen what diabetes does to people, first hand, and I think he is just afraid.
Ok, now that I have vented about that! I am off to do homework and try to keep my mind off of the trial and my husbands health.