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I'm now 8 weeks out, my battery sits totally sideways since day 4 and is painful! I wore the post-op elastic stomach band until last week, per doctor's orders. Here are a list of topics she discussed with me, note the changes from week to week! Week 1: Don't worry, the battery will straighten out when the swelling goes down!
Week 5:Doctor: I think the battery needs to be surgically moved to a higher part in your back, the sooner the better! ME : But doctor, I have a whole new out of pocket for the year to meet, I don't have that kind of money!
Doctor: It's ok, I'll wait until you've met your out of pocket!
Me:Why don't you pay it since you goofed up!
WEEK 8 DOCTOR: I don't think we should move the battery. As I recall, your skin fibers were very tough to cut through, probably because you have blue eyes ! ME: EXCUSE ME? I've never been told blue eyes cause tough skin, especially in a strawberry blonde! I've had over 20 surgeries, six of them on my spine and not one doctor said my skin was tough!
PLEASE, THIS BATTERY HURTS! Suggestions? I know I need a second opinion, but no other doctor will touch me. My stimulator is from Boston Scientific.