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spinal cord stimulator (trial is in)

I am currently 'test running' a neurostimulator and I think I like it, only been 24hrs, though I'm not 100% sure I'm ready to commit just yet. Glad I have until Monday now to decide, trial was expanded so I can come in to the office for an adjustment of my programming. Right now I am able to sit relatively comfortably for at least 60 mins, something I haven't been able to do in almost 15 months. The current settings don't provide much relief while standing and I habent tested walking any kind of distance yet, and the stim actually cuts off for a minute when I change positions. Both my repamd a patient ambassador I have beentalking to said this shouldn't happen with the implanted system. My maim concern is this is more of a "bandaid" than solution, as I know that it will not fix the problem just mask the pain signals. I guess my main question is should I be concerned that my surgeon "gave up" after one surgery, or greatful that he doesn't want to rush into a second surgery, possibly a fusion, that may not work? I would like to hear from anyone who either tried and received the implant or tried and did not, for whatever reason, go ahead with the implant. What was the deciding factor behind your decision? Have you regretted it or are you happy? What are my chances of returning to work as a nursing assistant in the future?
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