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I had a Boston unit implanted Dec 30, 2016. It was great for the first two weeks then I started asking people, "Does this look infected?". Everyone, including the surgeon, said it looked great and was healing fine. February 1st I stumbled into the hospital at 4am with a 105 temperature and they eventually did an ultrasound that discovered a huge abscess around the IPG site. Cue emergency surgery and a week in ICU battling sepsis from staph (thank God, not MRSA) and two weeks on IV antibiotics even after I was released. They waited a few months for me to heal then tried again on August 2nd, 2017 with the same Boston Scientific unit. I've gotten good relief from the stimulation but had problems with the incision. I think they removed the staples too soon and it's taken 3 months to close completely.
The wound has finally healed but I noticed today that the battery seems to have moved right up to the surface of my skin where I can clearly feel the shape of it. It's painful and tender and makes me nauseous to press on it and wiggle it around. Since the incision was still healing I've kept it bandaged (per doctor's orders) until the last week when the scab finally went away, so this is the first time I've really explored the area. Is this how it feels for everyone else? I expected it would be buried deeper and I wouldn't be able to so easily tell it was there. Now I'm worried about someone casually patting me on the back or hurting me with a hug
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