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weight loss and my battery

I have lost about 25 pounds since my SCS was implanted in February. I am also having a gastric bypass in 13 days. My battery is already sticking out rather far and I can feel the whole outline of it, even where the leads go into it. Does anyone know if they will have to move my battery after i lose a significant amount of weight? I am going to call my surgeon after my gastric bypass. I just want some opinions or experiences. Thanks
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
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  • They may have to move it, especially if you can already feel the battery and leads. Gastric bypass is going to lead to even more significant weight loss, so you may want to contact your implant doctor first and see what he recommends.
  • murraymrmmurraymr Posts: 102
    edited 06/24/2014 - 8:51 AM
    RTgirl2011 said:
    I have lost about 25 pounds since my SCS was implanted in February. I am also having a gastric bypass in 13 days. My battery is already sticking out rather far and I can feel the whole outline of it, even where the leads go into it. Does anyone know if they will have to move my battery after i lose a significant amount of weight? I am going to call my surgeon after my gastric bypass. I just want some opinions or experiences. Thanks
    I can feel my unit outline and I am only 3.5 weeks out. I got the impression this is normal. Maybe mine is not near as bad as yours.
    Murraytscan@yahoo.com
    L4-L5 fused at birth (congenital malformity). L-5-S1 bulge/degeneration, L3-L4 bulge/degeneration. Permanent nerve damage L5-S1 and L3-L4. Fused C5-C7.
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