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IPG in Abdomen

Hi All,

I've just recently had a Boston Scientific SCS implanted (Feb 21) for lumbar/leg/foot pain from damaged nerve roots.  I'm only 25yrs old, have been suffering from life altering pain for the last 3 years, thankful for this opportunity for a SCS.

My IPG was placed in my abdomen, kind of just beside the belly button.  I had quite a bit of pain around it within the first week after surgery (kind of stabbing/burning/aching), but now it has settled down and is just more tender to touch.  I have been trying to limit my movement/bending/twisting, as per doctors orders, but have noticed that in the last few days the battery has actually moved under my skin about an inch from where it was originally placed.  

Has anyone else experienced this?  Is that normal?  I am quite thin, and therefore wondering if it will ever really be able to 'scar' into place? (It seems so thick/heavy..a visible bulge)

Would love to hear of anybody else's experience on how battery in abdomen has worked/felt over both the short and long term.


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