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Permanent SCS

jay911jjay911 Posts: 540
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
Well after a lot of frustration getting my doctors on the same page (and thinking I was going to have to wait another month) I found out Friday that everything is finally in order and I'm going in Monday (that's right, tomorrow!!) to have my permanent SCS implanted. Woo Hoo!!

We determined from the trial that I would need a paddle lead and the neurosurgeon agreed to put the IPG in my abdomen instead of my back (at my request). I'll spend the night in the hospital for observation and barring any problems going home on Tuesday.

Oh, happy days!!
Jay
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  • Al long last you are getting your permanent implant!! That's just great. Come Tue. you will tingling!!

    I hope this works out great for you.

    Best of luck my friend.

    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
  • Sounds great. Best wishes on a speedy recovery and great success with pain management.

    "C"
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  • Here's wishing you the very best!! I hope this greatly improves your quality of life.

    Marianne :)))
  • Thanks all, I'm done and now in a hospital bed for the night.. Now that the locals have worn off I'm hurting pretty good. Hope I can sleep tonight, the hourly Dilaudid should help in that department!

    Thanks for the well wishes, I greatly appreciate them more than you'll know. I hope tonight I can sleep...

    Good-nite all!
    Jay
  • =D> Now the deed is done and I mean that in a good way.
    Hope you slept well and are buzzing soon.
    Here's to less painful days.

    Good luck
    Patsy W
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  • =D> Now the deed is done and I mean that in a good way.
    Hope you slept well and are buzzing soon.
    Here's to less painful days.

    Good luck
    Patsy W
  • Thanks Patsy, yes I'll drink to that! I started buzzing while I was in post-op & half out of it... The other half was buzzing along nicely. I haven't shut it off since! I'm home and set up on the couch with my icepack and oxycontin on board, all is good!
    Jay
  • C Thank you for all the great info you've provided here! It was so very helpful in finding a lot of good information in one place in addition to the forum with experienced users. I felt like I went in informed and was comfortable with how the procedure was going to go. I asked to have the IPG put in my abdomen and they were accommodating to that and a couple minor requests. I'm grateful for all the info, advice and help here from SH even though the docs have ruled out spinal problems for me...well at least structurally.

    Grateful,
    Jay
  • Really glad to hear that you are getting good relief from your new addition. Now take it easy and let everything scar in good before you start running marathons and doing your morning calisthenics. Really glad that we were able to give you some helpful information.

    "C"
  • <:P That is wonderful news Jay! I LOVE hearing success stories.<br />
    Do not hesitate to take your pain meds when you need them. Keep the ice handy and take it easy!! Every day the surgery pain will ease up a bit and soon be gone.

    Cough....Cough...Clears throat and sings..."Happy days are here again"!!

    Patsy W
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