Ah yes, our dear Mark......Eh....what can one say, eh?
He is so endowed with a sense of humor that I firmly believe we ALL would be lost out in orbit somewhere west of Neptune if it weren't for the laughter and lightheartedness he brings to this forum.
Gotta love it, eh??
Now, back to logistics, in keeping the fine balance necessary for functioning on a realistic level....
You indeed ask a very good question.
'Scarring In' is the process necessary for a successful outcome, as it keeps the leads safely secured to the dura within the dorsal column of the spine. Yes, it surely does sound a bit 'creepy', dunnit?
No fear, however. It's simply part of the process of healing. You will be lovingly nagged at by all of our caring members here, as well as your doctor to strictly follow the no bending, lifting, stretching, etc until your leads do have a chance to scar in. Take if from moi....as I somehow presumed I was exempt from such restrictions
..... yes? I mean hey. These things happen to other
Well, I was back in the doctor's office with a migrated lead and it was at that point that I had the great revelation that these restrictions are for every
body and they are for a reason!
Now, scar tissue can be, and sometimes IS an entity which can work NOT in our favor. 'Revisions' become necessary in many cases, meaning 'tweak' sessions. The scar tissue can grow and press ever so lightly on a lead, which can change the stimulation. This would be a good thing to bring up to your doctor so he can explain these possibilities.
The unfortunate thing about scar tissue is that it is very unpredictable and it will have it's own way.
Thank you for bringing this up, as it is a very important issue to be aware of.
Try not to let it cause undo anxiety tho. Scars are a necessary part of healing wounds, as we all know from a minor injury or scraped knee. But when it comes to forming on the interior
part of us, well... it's kind of a 'wait and see' thing.
One would certainly think that with our modern day high-tech modalities in the medical field, there would be SOMEthing that would keep scar tissue from becoming a nuisance.
We'll be right by your side every step of the way on your venture to a better form of pain management! No doubt we will learn from YOU along the way as well!