I have had chronic low back pain since I was 24, I am now 48. I have had a discectomy hemi lamenectomy in 99. And a spinal fusion l4-5 in 2005. 2 days after fusion was opened up again because of severe pain& paralysis of legs. I had a blood clot on spine. As a result I have been disabled since then. I have tried just about everything before & after surgeries. I have been on almost every pain med you can think of. After years of oral meds, I had 2 pain pumps. The last one was replaced after flipping and then removed because of infection. A few years ago had a spinal stim trial with no success. I am currently waiting on results of psych eval for nevro stim trial. I have been weaned to 1/2 my meds. I am on 30 mgs morphine sulfate er 3 times a day, 15 mgs oxycodone 4 times a day, soma 3 times a day,fiorecet as needed for chronic headaches, ambien every night,and 2 trazadone every night. My pain varies between 8 and 10 getting worse with hardly any activity. I stay in bed most of the day. I even eat while laying down because of increased pain. I am trying to stay optimistic about this stimulator,but I am falling apart! I am always crying and feel like I am going crazy. Altnough my family empathize & sympathize for me,they do not understand.