hello friends. Joe and Jeannette here. We just signed on today. Joe has lived in constant pain for 3 years. He had djd and a compressed spinal cord. Also, he has PVD and stents all over his body. He lives on Fentanyl and has no life. I am so afraid that he will die from all the problems with his heart and never be able to spend a day without the terrible pain he lives in. Our pain doctor is wonderful however. He told us today that he had done all he could - blocks, ablations, pain med were not working. He wants to do stimulator. We have appt with therapist on Oct 20. Pain doctor trained at Johns Hopkins and has great credentials. He told us not to worry about Ins co, (we have cigna) They will fuss but he always gets it approved. from what we read from you guys, we are looking at maybe months before it actually done is that right? Does anyone mind telling us what Being a candidate means. Is it up to the doctor or the insurance company? Our doctor said that it will help the nerve damage is that correct? any and all advice would be so appreciated. Thank you and God bless you all - As I read the messages from everyone, I just cried - you are living the same pain Joe has. He cannot sit long enough to use the computer. I am his hands for him.
Thank you all,
Joe and Jeannette