I went Tuesday to get some tweaking done to my ANS/St. Jude Eon Mini programs and learned A LOT!! First, I've shared that I have had to charge ever 3 days or so, and that is really frequent. My favorite day program is very fast and light....and I can watch the battery suck down as I run it. lol
So I asked for more of a jackhammer type program for bad pain days and they copied my favorite program (NEVER deleting any current program I like) and with the copied program changed the pulse width (?) down to 30, the lowest they will go. (Doc orders......says going less than 30 can cause massive muscle spams that can cause a fall - one main reason he REFUSES to give his SCS patients ANY control on their remote controls.)
OK, so now I have a deeper, harder sensation and I am SHOCKED to report that my battery hasn't sucked down AT ALL. AT this rate, I have no idea how long I will go before I have to charge!!!! Yahoo!!
So to my mind, I have harder, stronger pulsing, which would make me THINK that it was using MORE juice. But instead, using less juice.
Who knew! lol
This will be my "new" day program! lol
And I also asked how much an extra remote control would cost. She asked why - and I told her one day, my remote control appeared to quit working and as I assumed lamaze breathing and prepared for a total mental breakdown (lol), my engineer hubby worked his magic to fix an apparent battery issues. Thank God for engineers!! lol
She told me that a new remote for my model would be $1200, BUT it would be of no use to have it. We can only "marry" one remote to our IPG at a time. This is to prevent someone from going up to another SCS patient and downloading THEIR programs to see if they would like them. lol I would NEVER have thought to do that, but hey. lol
If my remote control ever truly dies, I am to overnight my remote, they copy my programs, and they overnight mail me a new remote control. Meanwhile, I could use my magnet to turn off and on, providing my program was turned on at the time the remote control dies.
I did have her print out a copy of my current programs for her use, but had her write on the printout - day program, night program, extra pain program. This way, she COULD call in settings if need be.
I asked the rep why my pain changed so suddenly last week and she said she goes months with few phone calls, all her patients content and happy. Then the weather changes and she is inundated with "help" phone calls. So, the weather is huge, I guess. Where I live, it isn't cold yet, but my goodness if it rains any more we will beat Seattle. lol