Hi, thought I'd post an update. Had my implant on 11/27 so I'm a little over 4 weeks out. I had to return to work at 4 wks due to not having any sick time left. Thank goodness for good employers, who let me have the 4 wks paid as opposed to unpaid, since I didn't have any sick time left at all before my surgery! I've worked 3 days so far, starting this past wednesday, with a 10hr day on friday. I personally think I could have used another 2 wks, since by 11:30am I'm already in pain, I managed to stick it out all day anyway, even though they gave me the option to go home. At this point I'm a little dissappointed about the level of pain, since my trial went so well. I'm still on all the meds I was on before the surgery and don't see much reduction in pain. I can only charge for 10-15 min at a time because of incision pain, and also because the stim gets so HOT I have to take the belt off! Does anyone else have this problem with the stim getting hot while charging? I'm hoping that all this pain will go away eventually, and that I'm just being overly-optimistic in thinking I should be doing better at 4 wk postop. Any thoughts?