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Update on Trial

I had my trial put in to place last Tuesday and it is now Saturday. All I can say is "Thank you, God."  I never thought that I would ever have a life again. The SCS is amazing. The sciatic pain I have had for over a year is minor now. And my low back pain from failed surgery is almost non-existent. My failed back surgery was in 2007. I broke my back originally in 1991. I have to say that my pain level overall is at least 75% better. I had to go in once for reprogramming because it wasn't quite getting the sciatic nerve. Five minutes later and total magic. I just dread the time between the trial and permanent implant which will be a month. I talked to many people who had it done with my Pain Doc. I only spoke to one who it didn't work out. But, she had the trial and even though it didn't do well, she had the perm. I had decided that if it didn't get at least 60% I would not move forward. I have beat that 60% easily. Most I have talked to have 80-90% relief. My Rep says he thinks by the end of the trial on Tuesday, I will be about 80%. My sciatic pain was 24/7 at an 8 on a ten scale. Nothing helped. But now, I have a real life. More energy and even with this belt on, I have got the best two nights of sleep I've had in years the last two nights. I had little pain from where the leads were implanted for two days. But I am over that little soreness. A bee sting is more painful. I am not concerned about the perm surgery at all. I am looking forward to it. If anyone is sitting on the fence about trying it, I say go for it. All you have to lose is pain!  

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