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Need Info on SCS



  • You will find many of us here, all the way through permanent implants to just being informed of the SCS being an option.
    Study the information and decide for yourself. I advise everyone that has the option to at least do a trial. There are some standard risks and that is a fact of life, but, if it works...

    My trial insertion was uncomfortable, it took three esi holes in my back to get the lead in the correct place. I had some good pain days and some bad pain days. I ended up being one of the luckey ones I got to keep my trial in for 8 days. I was very used to it when it was removed, the next week was pretty rough. Finding a treatment that works then losing it is pretty hard to take!

    Now some two+ weeks later I am still awaiting my PM and my HMO to stop fiddlefarting around and approve the permanent one! I miss my SCS.
  • Thank you guys for the imput. Tomorrow I see the Pain Doc and am ready to move forward. Thank goodness it was not today i have to go or I would have not been able to make it b coz of the pain. Some days nothing helps does it?
    This day I just wanted to stay in bed in a fetal position but can't lay on my side as it makes the pain worse.
    Tomorrow will be better. I do not have these days often.
    Wish me luck that everything goes smooth and the trial works wonders for me.
    Best of luck to all of you. You are in my thought and prayers daily.

    Hugssssssssss >:D<
    Patsy W.
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