Well, I got my trial done yesterday, April 20, 2009 at noon. Once I was finished and programmed I got up and walked out to the car. We then went to lunch, to Target, and finally came home. My back was sore, but the other pain was non-existent.
I came home and laid down and fell asleep at 8pm and slept until 11:30pm. I woke up, took meds, and went back to sleep until 10am this morning. That is the most sleep I have had in 1 1/2 years. I am still tired today and back is kinda sore but I know that will go away. I have mine in until Monday April 27th, 2009 so that is a week, then we discuss when to do the permanent.
With the SCS and my pain med I went from a 4-5 (which is where I got to with new pain meds) to a 1 with the 2 of them. I am so happy and excited that I found about this. The thing is I have to get used to the vibration/feeling of the SCS but that will come, too.
I truly wish everyone could have the same success that I have had with this. So, now i have something to look forward to and I can look forward to getting most of my life back which I can't wait for. Good Luck to all and I will let you guys know what happens at the removal.