I am having a SCS trial next month. If it all goes well and I go for the permanent implant, how long do I have to wait for the permanent implant after the trial? After the permanent implant surgery, should I have some help with me? I would plan on having the surgery on spring break so my husband is out of school for the week and on vacation from work. How painful is it going to be afterwards? I hear it pretty painful, so I am a little nervous. Was it an inpatient or outpatient surgery? How long was recovery and what were your restrictions?
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.