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Lead revision

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.  

Regards Meema



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,260

    I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I remember what you went through before and after your surgery in Dec. And then your throat. I am so glad that has settled down. Did anyone ever figure out what happened?
    Grand babies are awesome and I'm glad to got to enjoy him so much. Take care and keep us posted after surgery.

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  • Hi Sandra, yes grandbaby's certainly are precious. When it comes to my voice, all I was told was I had muscle tension dysphonia secondary to underlying right vocal cord fold paresis. It has taken a long time to heal and come good. Over the past month due to the depression and anxiety, my voice has started to flip again. I have to do my exercises and concentrate on my breathing to bring it back again. I've been advised that this can happen with pain and the way I've been feeling.

    Regards Meema

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