Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and it is good to hear from many other people dealing with the same chronic back issues as me. I would just like to share my experience with anyone getting ready to have an SCS implant. I know that it is good to read different experiences and that is why this forum is so helpful. I had my St. Jude Proclaim Elite, non-rechargeable SCS implanted yesterday afternoon. The procedure went as planned, laminectomy and two paddle leads inserted and the battery was implanted just below my belt line on the right side. There was a lot of pain initially waking up but morphine helped ease most of it. This was an outpatient procedure done at a local surgery center and I believe I was home about 5 hours after arrival. Last night was not bad but extremely sore all across my back this morning. I am able to sit up and stand and walk around on my own in small doses. My wife has been extremely helpful in this process and purchased me a grabber and a between the leg pillow before the surgery. These two items have already proven to be important purchases. The device has not been turned on yet, it will be activated and programmed when I have my stitches removed next Thursday. I am excited to get that process going and see how well this really works. I will keep everyone updated on my recovery but I would like to answer anyone's questions they may have about the procedure or device. I really want to help as many people through this process and hopefully ease any worries that you have. Thank you for listening and glad to be a part of the forum!