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medtronic battery problems

wdwgrannywwdwgranny Posts: 60
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
i have had my inplant sice 2008 aug i have been having trouble getting a good connection to change rpograms now i got a message that has a person holding a telephone?? how soon do these have to be replaced mine is on 24/7
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  • Normally the battery should last around 9 years if it is a rechargeable one and about 5 years if it is a non-rechargeable battery.

    The non-rechargeable batteries will display a screen with the phone icon and it will also have either ERI or EOS on the screen underneath the dorky picture of the doc.

    ERI
    The implanted non-rechargeable
    neurostimulator battery is
    nearing depletion and stimulation
    will not be available soon.
    Call your clinician to schedule
    a visit.
    You may clear this screen and
    return to the THERAPY screen
    by pressing any arrow on the
    NAVIGATOR key. This screen
    reappears daily. After clearing
    this screen, a low battery level
    icon appears on the Status row
    of the THERAPY screen.


    EOS
    The implanted non-rechargeable
    neurostimulator battery is
    depleted and stimulation is not
    available.
    Call your doctor.
  • thanks that is right from my booklet , but what ii was wondering is real life concerns , like did any one have to have replaced before the typical book info . thank so much your always have so much info feel well :)

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