It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Hi all, its been a while since my last surgery in Dec 2017 which was getting the implant of the spinal cord stimulator. Its been a busy 8 months since and have had great joy watching our grandbaby who is now 15 months old and growing too fast. I have continued with my rehabilitation and still seeing my speech therapist with vocal cord issues, from surgery, but this has settled down a bit.
I've been working with my Medtronic rep and PM Dr trying to get the right program to work without success. Unfortunately last Monday a decision was made to have a revision of the leads as they have moved and dropped. No wonder I have still been in so much pain and still taking some pretty strong pain meds (Palexia 200mg twice a day pain meds, Baclofen 50mg at night for jumpy legs and hydromorphone for breakthrough pain most nights). Was also taking Lyrica, but ceased that as I was loosing my balance and walking into walls. To this day I still haven't slept through the night since my accident in Feb 2016. I continue to see a psychologist as my PTSD, anxiety and depression have returned with a vengeance. And now the possibility of medication has been bought up, but will try to avoid it if I can. This next surgery is being done this Thursday and will be surgery number 7 in about 20 months. Fingers crossed it works this time.