So I went through the implant process yesterday. Everything seems to be going well, other than it feels like I have been hit in the mid-shoulder area with a bat about two dozen times. I hardly even feel the site where the unit is in. I am on 5mg of Valium and 5/325 percs every 4 hours. I actually feel about 100 times better than I thought I would be, because even though the pain is rather intense, I am able to deal with it with proper activity and the meds.
They will turn the unit on Oct 10th. Hoping for the best! Rick, I remember you posting before that they do a laminectomy for the paddle implant. Do you know if this lowers the risk of the lead migrating?