I've been following posts closely for the past few months. I was fortunate to get on a fast track to get my perm SCS. Successfull trial on 11/7, perm done on 12/22.
Doing ok but did not expect this much post op pain and discomfort due to the surgery. I had paddle leads installed that required a mini laminotomy in thoracic area.
All my health care professionals gave me ths impression that I would be good to go after about 2 days. NOT!!!
I stayed overnight and needed frequent vicodin to manage the post op pain. Still have some pain and discomfort and have reduced the amount of vicodin to just 4/day.
The point is that I was not prepared and changed my time off from work because I can't drive for 2 weeks (didn't know that either until after the surgery). Good news is that my nerve pain is managed beautifully with the stim.
Was anyone else "in the dark" about the true expectations post-op? I appreciate being able to tell my story and hope that others can relate to this situation.