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Unread 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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As you know my last stim was in my tummy but the surgeon now want to put the battery in my butt .. Mainly because its nowhere near where I've been infected in the past.

Ok .. Question is .. Butt buzzers, are their drawbacks? Where about a in the butt is it put? CN you not feel it sitting down?
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Hi Karen

I have mine in my left butt just below my belt line. I find it very handy there as Im right handed and when I want to change the controls its easy peasy......

I dont have any negatives about it at all tbh. Ive never had any issues with its placement.
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Hello there...I have mine in my R butt cheek about two inches below my waist right about in the middle of that cheek. I do not feel it when I sit down. I do feel it when I lean up against something. The only problem I had was when the swelling started to deminish the battery shifted a bit and my unit started to stutter. The rep was able to fix that. It healed well and I can sleep on it no problem.
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Hi
My battery is in my right but cheek just about where the back pocket is. My Dr. suggested right side because I am right handed.

My friend has had hers about 1 year and her Dr. suggested a relatively new spot for the battery...in her mid back, left side below bra line. She says its very comfortable and easy to charge.

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Lord .. So I am going to have a sticky out belly and a sticky out bum. I need clothes to fit, my tight skinny jeans just ain't going to do it any more.

It's annoying but I k ow it can't be helped, but cancelling the operation was just the end of my tether after a terribly, terribly week.
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I doubt that you'll be 'sticking out' in your bum. Doc will make a pretty secure little 'pocket' for the battery to sit in. The only way it 'mmmmight' end up sticking out a bit is if you happen to lose quite a bit of weight back there....there won't be as much of the 'fatty/meaty' stuff back there and it'll seem as tho your battery has come up toward the surface. From what I've seen of you in the video clips you've shared, you are rather slender as it is, so you probably won't have to worry about this.

My battery is same as Jackie's - left buttock/hip below the belt line.
I'm used to it by now and don't even know it's there, except if I maneuver certain ways in a chair, I might feel it. I can feel it when I put my hand there and press on it, which was a bit 'creepy' to me at first, but I'm used to it by now.

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Right derriere for me. When it was healing up, it was tender and all that....
Now, so long into it, I just don't think about it, except when I have to charge, then the beep beep beep of my charging unit finds it OK. Assuming surgeon is half way decent, the placement should go well and not be a sticking out problem.
A butt buzzer here,
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Looks like I will join the butt buzzer club then. I was so very angry when I was told by my surgeon that the operation was cancelled I INSISTED it go the other side of my tummy. He said there was more risk of infection with way and he didnt want to put it anywhere near the last infected site. I still insisted and he said ok, so long as you are aware. One little,battle won for me ... But I'll probably end up having it in my bum.
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What about for us lowrise jean wearing people? I'm afraid mine will end up right under my belt line. Surgeon gave me the option of putting it above my cheek, in my lower back. Anyone have theirs there?
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Problem there is the low back is not fleshy and you would have a veritable LUMP in the low back. Uncomfortable. Noticeable. Ugly. AND Karen could give you thoughts about bikini or swimwear on that point.

The gluteous is offered because it is fleshy and can conceal presence, be more comfortable, and on and on. I know a patient with a chest install and she was concerned it would show in plunging necklines.... yep it does, and she wears it as a badge of hard battle fought.

You have alternatives within reason with your doc depending on insurance willingness to compensate.

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