Had spinal cord stimulator implanted thursday. i had a paddle impanted so they cut my vrtibre to get it in and had to cut extra cuz had trouble fitting it just right. i was in surgery for 3.5 hrs.,stayed two nights in hospital. same drugs for pain that had before just added some valium. i am sooo sore. im staying at my moms so she can tske care ovf me, im unable to do much of anything at all. my first receck is thursday, they will turn the unit on then. have others of u had the paddle? how long until u felt human agan?