Hi all. Im back, and worse than ever.
Here is the long story short... On July 11,2014, I had my neurostim implant (medtronics device) with paddles inserted.
On July 24 I did my follow up with the surgeons PA, and had staples removed. I was suffering some pain, and large scabbing, but the PA refused to listen to my concerns. I went back three times, and wound up being admitted into the hospital for 12 days, because, I had developed an abcess and staph infection. I had major drainage, pus, swelling fever etc.
The second surgery was 8/20. Since then, i have been suffering from blinding headaches, tenderness, vision problems, lethargy.
I have been thru numerous blood tests which show an infection, but its not in my blood stream. Its apparently in my spinal column.
I saw a neurologist, who ordered a catscan of the implant area, and my brain.
I have a build up of pressure in my spinal column. Apparently it one of three things. a) the infection and abcess pressed onto the paddle which is putting pressure on the spinal cord. b), THe impant was placed wrong c) the surgeon nicked the spinal column during the surgery.
Now I cant get it removed sue to the infection, and cant fight the infection due to the compression.
Has anyone ever gone thru this, or heard of such problems? Please, any info is appreciated