I just got a call saying that my neurosurgeon wants me to start using an external bone stimulator to wear 1/2 hour per day..they'll be by Friday morning to deliver it. I guess I'll find out the specifics as to why he thinks I will benefit when I have my first meeting with him on the 27th. I asked him at my last pre-op meeting if he thought I would be using one. At that time, he kind of shrugged it off saying that he normally uses them for specific people and/or conditions warranting it after the fact and he did not just automatically assign them. He did know that I smoked 3-4 cigars per week beforehand, so maybe he's just being preventive. Maybe I need to quit worrying about stuff and gladly accept any and all "help". A couple of questions, though:
1. does it matter when during the day I wear it?
2. can I "feel" any effects while it's on or afterwards?
3. do I need to be standing while using or can I lie down?
4. any approximate average time of having to use it?
thanks for any input!!!