I can now say that I am getting back to normal. The laminectomy and the spinal cord stimulator surgery sites are all healed pretty well. I don't miss the stim, especially charging the battery. I do enjoy massages again, sleeping on my back and not having to carry the controller everywhere. I am back to my tens to supplement pain management. What is really helping is the physical therapy. My doc made sure I started a pretty aggressive physical therapy schedule beginning 6 weeks after surgery and it has helped considerably. I think the worst part of having a stimulator is the inability to have MRI's. I understand that there are newer stimulators that are approved for MRI's and I would certainly recommend them! But I am getting better and better. Just wanted to update everyone!