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Unread 11-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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I have 9 programs on mine. I use three. 1 constant, one soft for sleep, and one cycling. I have others that are uncomfortable sensations in a couple, so I just bypass those. Harder in the trial since you don't have as many to choose from though. I hope things get better soon!! Mine works great since revision!
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:14 AM   #12
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Hey everyone! So I just wanted to let you know that my appt today for the reprogramming of my trial SCS went great! The Medtronic rep was SO patient with me and worked miracles with the unit... today I took TWO pain pills! That's down from 6-7! AND I went out to dinner with my dad and step-mom. It was great... My P.A. came in when I was working with the Medtronic Rep and I was actually receiving about 75% pain relief right on the spot, and she was shocked-looking and exclaimed "It's so great to see you smiling!" (because, of course, usually when I see her I'm in pain, so she doesn't see me smiling often).

Anyway, this has me ecstatic for the permanent stim. Although I know the recovery is much longer and more serious, I know this is my solution! Not 100%, but of course, that wouldn't be appropriate to expect, either. I'm very happy with the approx 75% reduction (at least!)... I still have half of my trial to go, so let's just hope it keeps up this pace!

Thanks to you all for your prayers and well-wishes, I know they are what have helped get me here!!!

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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:28 AM   #13
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Great news! I was about in tears when my trial was about done. So enjoy your weekend!
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When you say you were in tears when your trial was done... happy tears because it worked, or sad tears because it didn't..?

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Unread 11-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #15
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That blessing we feel during Trial if the therapy is going to work? I was in tears when I realized it worked so very well, then was filled not with tears, but severe trepidation when I KNEW the pain would be back after the Trial was removed.

Doc told me it was good I did show up, not only because the stim ports were infected.... but because otherwise an arrest warrant would have been sworn out for me for theft of the unit.... darn.

Colleen, I am so thrilled for you it has gone quite well.
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Oh we are all smiling with you Colleen

You took me right back to my trial week..actually 5 days and I did cry when they took it out and I hugged the surgeon.

the hope of relief.......... from the debilitating pain that was stripping my life energy...was now a knowing ....Estatic...yes that is the word!!

Go slow...go easy ...

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Heart Good Job Johanna

And I don't think I ever used that smiley Do you think there should be flies circling it?

Seriously though, taking it easy is a good recommendation, while also making sufficient use of the device to ensure the Trial illustrates its breadth of possibility. is appropriate..... with all due care, use that hummer.... or buzzer to its potential learning all range of its benefit.

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And I don't think I ever used that smiley Do you think there should be flies circling it?

Seriously though, taking it easy is a good recommendation, while also making sufficient use of the device to ensure the Trial illustrates its breadth of possibility. is appropriate..... with all due care, use that hummer.... or buzzer to its potential learning all range of its benefit.

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[quote=Mark56;935817]And I don't think I ever used that smiley Do you think there should be flies circling it?

oh I have been waiting to use it too!!!

oh yes..flies...LOL

and this one too

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Sorry I've been absent from the board but I sure have been thinkin/prayin for y'all and this is WONDERFUL News to come back to, Colleen!!

I'm prainin God all the way down to my boots! (well, ain't wearin 'em but you git the idea!!)

Thanks for keepin us posted!
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