I totally understand what you are talking about except I had the pain pump placed as well as back surgery where I’m fused 1/2 way up my back with C-clamps n screws the 1/2 way up my back!!
No one knows what we are talking about unless they’ve went threw the same thing as we have. I’ve had 2 pumps now and in 1 1/2 yr. They will out in a new pump. You are in my prayers.
It’s a Spinal Cord Stimulator almost like a TEN’s unit that physical therapists use except its implanted right next to the spinal cord. It worked amazingly for me during the trial. It’ll take me 10 weeks to heal completely but the surgical pain should subside in a couple of day’s. Thank you for all the kind words. I’m so sorry for everything you are enduring. I will have you in my prayers of healing and peace.
Stay strong my dear. We have to stick together. Only we who suffer from chronic pain really know what the other is enduring. I will keep you in my prayers. I researched pain pumps but decided on the BurstDr NeuroStimulator. It took me a year and a half of researching ti finally trial and sign up for the permanent. I consulted with a OrthoSpine and 2 NeuroSurgeons and decided to wait for my Pain Management Specialist to place mine. Best decision I’ve ever made. I pray we all find strength and healing through our heavenly Father.
This was meant to go to @ALiesse I’m sorry it posted under you. Much love.
I’m appreciative of all your support and kind words. 💜💙🧡💚
Hugs and prayers for a quick recovery and good pain relief
I know chronic back pain and chronic pain from other issues.
I agree, people not dealing with it will never fully understand. I appreciate the people who at least try to.
Chronic pain sucks and sucks the life right out of you. I pray for relief for you my dear.
Sad but true. But you’ve got the eternal wallop at hand. To God be the glory.
Wow, I am 14 months post-op spinal stimulator (Boston Scientific brand). I consider it to be overall successful as far as notching down a very specific area of pain of a specific type. Follow-up has been not so stellar. Such is conducted at my/patient/client/recipient request by a non-md/apn, etc. sales & technology representative of Boston Scientific.
Whether they are pre-op, post-op, or follow-up, I bet there are many who would benefit from a dialog between the two of us about our Spine Stim experience!
I would have liked to know many things in advance to inform my decision. That level of first person, personal experience was unavailable, or so it seemed, when I made my decision. My trial was less than 36 hours, as well.
My trial was 7 days and I trialed the St. Jude BurstDr. I did my research for almost a year and a half before i committed to anything. The pain of the permanent has had its ups and downs. Thursday is a blur, yesterday the pain wasn’t so bad and today I want to kick everyone until they feel the pain I do (I know that’s not fair to my loved ones). I have my first follow up on Tuesday and then another on Friday. My doctor is so amazing I couldn’t ask for a better one. We have literally been to hell and back with one another and he has not left my side. I pray things start looking up for you. I pray we all find relief from this horrific chronic pain.
Thankfully I have found prescription strength naproxen (500mg) 2X a day helps. I also take 4 extra strength acetaminophen in the morning for an extra boost to start the day. Have generic acetaminophen 3 I take before bed along with 2 extra strength acetaminophen and the 500 mg naproxen. Generally once I’m asleep I stay that way. I also take 5mg of melatonin before bed also.
Fibromyalgia, scoliosis and carpal tunnel are the biggest culprits in the chronic pain arena.
Praying for you and your struggles. As they say, “The struggle is real!”.
I agree, it does suck the life out of you.
Prayers, prayers and more prayers for everyone suffering out there!
I also have FM and carpal tunnel in both hands (recently diagnosed). I’m waiting to have a sleep study done. Already went through the Ambulatory EEG and failed. Life is good though because Papa keeps me here on earth. I pray you find healing and strength in our Father God. Thank you for the kind words.
I have had mine for a little over a year. And yes the pain from the surgery is intense. But it gets better pretty quick. A bit of advise: There is honeymoon phase with the stimulator. Having been in pain for so long there will be a tremendous amount of relief. But it is not a perfect fix. Make sure you do frequent visits with the company reps to get periodic program changes to make sure you are getting the most out of your stimulator. I wish you the best and hope that this will provide you with at least some measure of relief.
Thank you for the advice.
I have to make a decision about getting the stim put in permanently, but the pain in my back hurt more than the pain in my neuropathic feet when I did the trial. I’m worried about making it permanent. I hope your pain subsides soon. If your pain goes away, then maybe I’ll go forward with an implant.
The pain for the most part from the surgery is gone. I only get pain when I go to sit or stand or when getting in and out of bed. Today was an awkward feeling as if i was carrying a very large and heavy backpack that i couldn’t get rid of. I see the doctor tomorrow for a checkup see how things are coming along. I’ll let everyone know. But I agree it is a tough decision. Good luck.