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!!!