It has been 3 weeks since I had this inert, useless metal disc with wires implanted in my back. The stimulation continues in all the wrong areas and got so annoying, I just shut the unit off. I liken it to a hospital rescusistation team trying to save a person in cardiac arrest; they keep zapping and zapping in hopes of restoring the heart to a sinus rhythm and finally, pronounce them. Well, such is my SCS. The rep has tried multiple times to reprogram my device and to no avail. It is still in my body causing more pain, soreness and torture on top of the pain I already had. Even my pain management doctor admits he screwed up because he couldn't get the lead wires around my 50 degree scoliosis curve. He's referred me to an orthopedist whom he said can do a better job using paddles instead of lead wires: thus, ANOTHER SURGERY. I have to wait until after the holidays to see him because his office is closed. In the meantime, my pain is currently not being managed. I am still on the same dosages of pain meds which I have become tolerant to which is why I was referred for the SCS. The cold weather just makes the pain worse. The holidays are here: more stress. I wish I could sleep through the entire winter like bears do and wake up to feeling better in the spring. So much for pain management.
Posts You May Be Interested In
I'm trying to exercise daily. I was doing fairly well until I sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago but now I'm getting back on the horse. Today I walked over a mile with my arm weights that are about 22lbs total. I was out of shape and it was hard on my arms. I also did my 30 situps. I'm also going to drink a lot of water and try to eat healthy. I do tend to have a sweet tooth but I'm cutting...
Has anyone switched from spiriva and to what, if so. Was the new med as effective as spiriva? My part d plan will no cover it next year and I'm trying to figure out if I. Should go from an advantage plan or straight medicare with part d. I really need help deciding