I had the stimulator surgery implant about three weeks ago. When coming to after surgery the medtronics rep turned it on to see if I felt anything. That’s the only time it’s on until my site heals. The thing is I felt it in my left leg rather the right leg like I did when I was doing my trial. My right leg is the one that is giving me problems and the surgeon that did the trial put it exactly where I felt relief. The surgeon that did permant is different but they have one to do trials and one to do permenants.
So I went back for the rep to finally turn it on and again it’s on my left side. I told him and he didn’t explain anything so I am assuming everything is ok. He explains about how to charge and notice it’s only 50%. So I go home and charge. Now I am having to charge ever single day and last night I didn’t even make it through the night and it completely died. The night before was close to dieting. I got it charged to 70% until my device said it was close to dieing and stopped charging. I charge my hand controller every night.
My questions are
Is it normal to feel it on only one leg?
And is it normal for the battery and controller to be charged every day?
It’s just reall annoying to have to do it every day that I’m ready to just call it quits all ready.
My rep tells me when he turned it on that at night I should turn it down??? The thing is I feel most pain at night. With all I had to do to get it in my back I think I should be able to use it when I need it.