Sorry I've been out of touch for awhile. My back is better and I have been cutting back on meds but then just before Christmas I took a really hard fall. Tripped and fell forward stepping up on a curb. Caught the brunt of the fall on my left knee and right hand. Knee still looks bad after 3 months but it isn't broken. But around that time I noticed that my stim wasn't being very helpful. So I had Medtronics take a look and run some parameters and there ya go........it is completely out of whack. Within 2 days after their findings, the nurse of my "top doc" at Emory called and I am scheduled for surgery April 8th.
On top of THAT, I've had a virus for the last few days and felt yucky and THEN this morning I stooped down to pick up a box, turned the wrong way, heard a large POP from my right ankle and now I can't walk. What is it they say???? When it rains, it pours. I'm in the middle of a monsoon.
So my reason for posting this is to share my experience with other SCS folk. Yes, these things can break but there are usually just a few electrodes that go out instead of nearly the entire unit. I suppose this will give me an opportunity to do some more fine tuning on stimulation. I have a few theories on how mine could have been better placed in the OR. I'll once again be posting on my recovery. I will also be happy to answer any questions. Kathy